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A better understanding of testicular cancer and its impact can be obtained by knowing certain facts and figures. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 8,250 men were diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2006, and 370 men died from the disease during the year. Other statistics on testicular cancer include survival rates. The overall five-year relative survival rate for 1996 to 2002 was 95.7 percent.

Testicular Cancer Statistics: 2006 Estimates

The American Cancer Society estimates that 8,250 men will be diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2006, and 370 men would die as a result of the disease in this same year.

Statistics on Testicular Cancer Diagnosis

The median age at diagnosis for 2000 to 2003 was 34 years of age. The percentages of people diagnosed with testicular cancer based on age were:
  • 5.4 percent were diagnosed under age 20
  • 45.8 percent between 20 and 34
  • 30.9 percent between 35 and 44
  • 13.1 percent between 45 and 54
  • 2.9 percent between 55 and 64
  • 1.1 percent between 65 and 74
  • 0.6 percent between 75 and 84
  • 0.2 percent 85+ years of age.
The age-adjusted testicular cancer incidence rate was 5.3 per 100,000 men per year. These rates are based on cases diagnosed in 2000 to 2003. Testicular cancer incidence rates by race are shown in the following table.
All Races
5.3 per 100,000 men
6.2 per 100,000 men
1.5 per 100,000 men
Asian/Pacific Islander
1.7 per 100,000 men
American Indian/Alaska Native
3.7 per 100,000 men
3.8 per 100,000 men
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