Testicular Cancer: Statistics

January 24, 2018

Testicular Cancer: Statistics

What are statistics?

Some people use numbers called statistics to figure out their chances of getting cancer. Or they use them to try to figure out their chances of dying from cancer. Because no 2 people are alike, statistics can’t be used to predict what will happen to 1 person. The statistics below describe large groups of people. They do not take into account a person's own risk factors, such as family history, behaviors, or cancer screenings. If you have questions, talk with your healthcare provider.

What are the statistics for testicular cancer?

Here are some statistics about testicular cancer:

  • About 9,310 new cases of testicular cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. during 2018.

  • About 400 men will die of testicular cancer during 2018.

  • A man's risk of getting testicular cancer in his lifetime is about 1 in 250. The lifetime risk of dying from this cancer is about 1 in 5,000.

Source: American Cancer Society


January 24, 2018

Reviewed By:  

Alteri, Richard, MD,Cunningham, Louise, RN,MMI board-certified, academically affiliated clinician