Testicular cancer up in Hispanic men

14/07/14 . Story

Rates of testicular cancer in the USA have been rising dramatically in recent years among young Hispanic American men, but not among their non-Hispanic counterparts.

Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings suggest that:

  • greater awareness of the cancer among Hispanic adolescents and young adults is needed and that
  • research is needed to determine the cause of this trend.

Historically, non-Hispanic white men have had the highest rate of testicular cancer of all racial and ethnic groups in the United States but if the current trends continue, the rate of testicular cancer among Hispanic Americans will outpace that of non-Hispanic white men within the next few years.