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can a mobile cause testicular cancer? can i get testicular cancer from having my cell phone in my pocket?

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Dr. Thomas Walsh
Urology 25 years experience
Currently : Currently there are no studies that suggest a linkage between cell phone use and testicular cancer. Interestingly however, there are data linking cell phone and sperm dysfunction and infertility. Testis cancer rates in developed countries continue to rise, and hopefully future, population-based studies will help us to understand the underlying cause of testis cancer.
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 16 years experience
No established cause: Here is a good overview on testicular cancer: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/testicular-cancer.

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