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Writing Assignment Number 2: Testicular Cancer Incidence/Mortality Data in the United States It is estimated that in the year 2018 there will be approximately 9,310 men diagnosed with testicular cancer in the United States, and an estimated 400 deaths as a result from testicular cancer (1). Men that are between the ages of 15 and 44 in general are mostly likely to be diagnosed with cancer with the average age for diagnosis being 33, however about 14% of cases are diagnosed in boys younger than 15 and in men older than 55 (6% and 8% respectively) (1). As of February 2018, men ages 30-34 have had an average annual number of 103.2 cases and an incidence rate of 15.5 per 100,000 (2). Overall, the number of diagnosed cases has increased over the last 40 years, and the number of deaths has decreased (1). 1. “Testicular Cancer - Statistics.” Cancer.Net , 6 July 2018, - types/testicular-cancer/statistics. 2. “Department of Health.” Cancer - New York State Department of Health , Feb. 2018, . At Risk Population Main risk factors of testicular cancer include testicles with abnormal or no descension (Cryptorchidism), family history (if your brother or father has ever had it), personal history (2 in 100 men develop cancer in the other testicle if they have already had cancer in 1 testicle), and the HIV virus (1). All of these factors increase a man’s risk at developing testicular cancer. In addition to these, white men are more likely to be diagnosed with testicular cancer than African American men or Asian American men (nearly 5 times more likely and 3 times more likely respectively) (2). African American men are more likely to die from testicular cancer than white men even though cases in African American men are rare (1). 1. “Testicular Cancer - Statistics.” Cancer.Net , 6 July 2018, - types/testicular-cancer/statistics.
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