A 37-year-old patient suspected of having testicular cancer is being interviewed by the nurse. Among the data gathered by the nurse, which is the most significant in determining the risk of testicular cancer?

Age and race


•Age and race are significant risk factors for testicular cancer. Half of all testicular cancers occur in men between the ages of 20 and 34. White men are 5 times more likely to develop testicular cancer than black men and 3 times more likely than Asian men.

•Other risk factors of testicular cancer include cryptorchidism (undescended testies), family history, and HIV infection.

•Number of children, marital status, multiple sexual partners, and use of condoms do not pose a risk for testicular cancer.

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