To speak to a specialist cancer nurse,
freefone the National Cancer Helpline
1800 200 700
Mon—Thurs 9am—7pm Fri 9am—5pm
The exact cause of testicular cancer is unknown. But there are certain things called risk factors that can increase your chance of getting the disease. These include:
There is no evidence that injury to your testicle will cause cancer but it may make it easier to notice. It is not certain if being around chemicals can cause testicular cancer.
Research is also checking to see if tall men have a higher risk or not. Remember testicular cancer is not infectious and cannot be passed on to other people. There is also no link between vasectomy and testicular cancer.
If you feel you might be at risk, talk to your family doctor (GP) about your concerns. He or she may advise you to visit a specialist. If you had undescended testes as a baby, examine your testicles regularly.
Freephone 1800 200 700 to talk to a specialist cancer nurse
It's open Monday-Thursday from 9am to 7pm and Friday from 9am to 5pm