Incidence of testicular cancer in the United States related to marital status, histology, and ethnicity

Newell, G.R.; Spitz, M.R.; Sider, J.G.; Pollack, E.S.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute 78(5): 881-885


ISSN/ISBN: 0027-8874
PMID: 3471997
Document Number: 292199
Analyses were made of the marital status of 3,346 patients with the diagnosis of testicular cancer. Among whites, blacks, and Puerto Rico Hispanics, the risk was greater among single than married men. Among whites and both Puerto Rico and New Mexico Hispanic groups, the elevated risk was apparent for histologic types other than seminoma. Among single white men, this excess risk began after 25-29 years of age. During the 10 years 1973 through 1982, incidence increased among single men under age 45, but little increase in incidence was found for married men. There was a striking increase among single men ages 30-44. These data confirm that single men are more susceptible to non-seminoma testicular cancer than are married men after the age of 30. Testicular cancer is increasing fastest among single men of ages 30-44.

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