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Reducing Your Risk of Testicular Cancer

  • Amy Scholten, MPH
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Reducing Your Risk of Testicular Cancer

Most testicular cancer cannot be prevented. It is not fully known why some people have problems and others do not. For those with at risk, the doctor may advise:

  • Treating health problems such as:
  • Not using drugs—Marijuana use has been shown to raise the risk of this type of cancer. Not using it or other drugs may help lower the risk.


  • Can testicular cancer be prevented? American Cancer Society website. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/testicular-cancer/causes-risks-prevention/prevention.html.
  • Gurney J, Shaw C, et al. Cannabis exposure and risk of testicular cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ 2015;15:897.
  • Testicular cancer. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/testicular-cancer.


  • Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
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This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.