Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice

Cancer

Testicular cancer

      1. Testicular cancer

Cancer | Testicular cancer

In Australia, testicular cancer is the second most common cancer in young men aged 20–39 years, not including non-melanoma skin cancer.1 It is estimated that more than 1000 people were diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2023 in Australia.1

Screening

Recommendation Grade How often References
Screening for testicular cancer in adolescent or adult men is not recommended. Not recommended (Strong) N/A 2

In 2011, the USPSTF found that screening using clinical or self-examination is unlikely to offer health benefits because of the very low incidence and high cure rate of testicular cancer.2 Potential harms from screening include false-positive results, anxiety and harms from diagnostic tests or procedures.2

There are no specific recommendations for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
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