The risk of testicular cancer was significantly lower among first-generation immigrants to
The incidence of testicular cancer varies considerably worldwide, but the cause of these differences is unknown.
To assess the impact of genes and the environment on testicular cancer development, Charlotte Myrup, M.D., of Statens Serum Institut in
Overall, 4,216 cases of testicular cancers were reported among this group, 166 cases among first-generation immigrants and 13 cases among second-generation immigrants. The relative risk of testicular cancer was 63 percent lower among first-generation immigrants, but there was no statistically significant difference in risk among second-generation immigrants, compared with men of Danish ancestry.
“The difference in testicular cancer rates among men born to foreign parents inside
Source: Science Daily