Exposure to Environmental Factors in Early Life may Lead to Testicular Cancer

by Medindia Content Team on  December 26, 2007 at 5:44 PM Men┤s Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

Exposure to Environmental Factors in Early Life may Lead to Testicular Cancer
A recent study has revealed that exposure to environmental factors in early life may influence the risk of testicular cancer.

The study led by Dr. Charlotte Myrup, of Statens Serum Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark evaluated the occurrence of testicular cancer among first- and second- generation immigrants to Denmark and residents of Danish ancestry.

The team accumulated the data on 2.1 million men who lived in Denmark between 1968 and 2003, which included 344,444 immigrants to Denmark and 56,189 men born in Denmark to immigrant parents.

The findings revealed that the risk of testicular cancer was considerably lower among first-generation immigrants to Denmark in contrast to the men born in Denmark to immigrant parents and Danish men with Danish parents.

Around 4,216 cases of testicular cancers were reported among the group with 166 cases of first-generation immigrants and 13 cases of the second-generation immigrants.

"The difference in testicular cancer rates among men born to foreign parents inside Denmark compared with those immigrating to Denmark as children or adults point to the possibility of environmental influences in utero," wrote the authors.

The results showed that the relative risk of testicular cancer was 63 percent lower among first-generation immigrants, however there was no statistical difference in risk among second-generation immigrants, compared with men of Danish ancestry.

The study is published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Source: ANI
SRM/M

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Multifactorial Birth Defects Cancer and Homeopathy Cancer Facts Cancer Testicular Cancer 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement
Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

Advertisement

News Category

News Archive