Current UK NSC recommendations > Testicular cancer

The UK NSC recommendation on Screening for testicular cancer in men (archived)

This recommendation is no longer active

Date of deactivation 6 September 2013
Reason for deactivation Testicular cancer was last reviewed in 2006 when the UK NSC recommended against a screening programme. The policy was removed in September 2013 because the condition is more commonly detected through self-examination and, as such, is not appropriate for consideration as a screening programme.
Recommendation Systematic population screening programme not recommended

The UK NSC does not give advice on interventions such as testicular self-examination. 


More about Testicular cancer

The testicles are part of the male reproductive system. Testicular cancer accounts for approximately 0.7% of all cancers. It's the most common cancer in men between the age of 20 and 35.

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