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Urinary Tract Cancers

Undescended Testis

11/05/2010

Question:

I removed 1 undescended testis in age of 24, and now I`m 25 years old. I was suffered from inguinal hernia with 1 undescended testis. What are chances of testicular cancer now?

Answer:

Aproximately 1%. Both testicles were at risk and with the remaining descended testicle, self exam is important to detect early if testicular cancer occurs.

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Response by:

James F Donovan, Jr, MD James F Donovan, Jr, MD
Professor of Surgery
Director of UC Urology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati