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Does getting hit in the testicles lead to cancer?
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Dr. Phillip Porch
General Practice
11 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Phillip Porch
Dr. Phillip Porch
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Dr. Michael Thompson
This is called "recall bias". Same with people with brain tumors recalling getting hit in the head.
Dr. Satish Sundar
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.
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Moez Khorsandi
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
In brief: No
This doesn't make sense biologically, and people have looked at this and found no relationship.

In brief: No
This doesn't make sense biologically, and people have looked at this and found no relationship.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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