9.7 Testicular cancer
Age 0-9 10-14 15-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65-69 70-79 >80
Not recommended as a preventive activity
There is insufficient evidence to routinely screen for testicular cancer using clinical or self-examination.105,106 Those performing testicular self-examination are not more likely to detect early-stage tumours or have better survival than those who do not (C).
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- US Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for testicular cancer: Recommendation statement. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2011.
- Dieckmann KP, Pichlmeier U. Clinical epidemiology of testicular germ cell tumors. World J Urol 2004;22(1):2–14.
- National Cancer Institute. Testicular cancer screening. Bethesda, Maryland: US National Institutes of Health, 2012. Available at www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/screening/testicular/Patient/page3 [Accessed 15 October 2015].