Sports activities and risk of testicular cancer

Br J Cancer. 1982 Nov;46(5):749-56. doi: 10.1038/bjc.1982.267.


The relationship of testicular seminoma with several factors was explored using a case-control study. Previously recognized associations with cryptorchidism and infantile inguinal hernia were confirmed and relationships were also found with cycling and horse-riding. These findings represent the first relationships of testicular cancer with well-defined postnatal risk factors.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bicycling
  • Cryptorchidism / complications
  • Dysgerminoma / etiology*
  • Hernia, Inguinal / complications
  • Horses
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Occupational Diseases / etiology
  • Risk
  • Sports Medicine*
  • Testicular Neoplasms / etiology*