Testicular Cancer

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  • Testicular  Cancer
    • Symptoms
      • A dull ache or sharp pain in your testicles or scrotum
      • A feeling of heaviness in your scrotum
      • A sudden collection of fluid in your scrotum (hydrocele)
      • Fatigue and weakness
      • A general feeling of being unwell (nausea)
    • Environmental Causes
      • Age: ages of 30-34 are more likely to develop testicular cancer
      • Race: this cancer is more likely to develop in a white person or Northern or Western Europe
      • Smoking
      • Taller men are more likely to develop testicular cancer (between the heights of 6.1-6.3ft
    • Medical Causes
      • Undescended testicles can increase the risk of developing this
      • Previous diagnosis of cancer
      • Family history (inheritance)
      • Infertility: men who are infertile are more liekly to develop this cancer
      • People with HIV or AIDS have an increased risk
      • Men who have endocrine disruptors
    • Similarities
      • The symptoms for testicular cancer are all specific for this type of cancer except for fatigue, which is a symptom for testicular cancer and leukaemia
      • Inheritance is a medical cause for all the types of cancers
      • Smoking is an environmental cause for testicular, breast, bowel cancer and leukaemia

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