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A 24-year-old member asked:

does getting hit in the testicles lead to cancer?

3 doctor answers16 doctors weighed in
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
No: Testicle cancer is not caused by trauma. Trauama can lead to bleeding, infection, and damage requiring its removal but over the long term, testicle cancer does not develop.
Dr. Phillip Porch
General Practice 40 years experience
No: Ten percent of males diagnosed with testicular cancer give a history of recent trauma to the testicle. It is not thought that the trauma causes the cancer, but rather that it brings an existing tumor to the attention of the patient and physician.
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
This is called "recall bias". Same with people with brain tumors recalling getting hit in the head.
Nov 15, 2011
Dr. Satish Sundar
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Very well put and so true with a lot of tumors. One looks for a cause and effect relationship and often appears temporally true but not reaaly associated.
Dec 11, 2014
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: This doesn't make sense biologically, and people have looked at this and found no relationship.

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