Testicular cancer cases on the rise

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by KVUE

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Posted on February 10, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Updated Sunday, Feb 10 at 11:41 AM

The US National Cancer Institute is reporting a dramatic increase in testicular cancer, and doctor's say what's even more alarming is the average age of the patients.

Over the last four decades, the number of testicular cancer cases has increased 60 percent.  Last year, US doctors diagnosed 8,400 new cases, and the illness is most common in men and boys age 15 to 35.

Dr. Richard Garza from the Austin Center for Radiation Oncology  stopped by the studio to talk about this alarming trend.

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