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Testicular cancer in NSW

The latest incidence data and trends for testicular cancer in NSW.

Key incidence facts

  • Incidence rates of testicular cancer have not changed significantly over the last ten years.
  • The majority of testicular cancer cases occurred in males under 50 years of age: 86 per cent of males.
  • The median age at diagnosis of testicular cancer of 34 years was considerably low compared to other cancers.
Testicular cancer incidence statistics, NSW, 2001, 20103
StatisticMalesFemalesAll people
New cases, 2010 229 - -
New cases, 2001 238 - -
Percentage of all cancer, 2010 1.0% - -
Rank against all cancer, 2010 21 - -
ASR1 per 100,000, 2010 6.6 - -
ASR1 per 100,000, 2001 7.3 - -
APC2 between 2001 and 2010 -0.7% - -
Risk of diagnosis by age 85 years, 2010 1 in 208 - -
Median age at diagnosis, 2010 34 - -

upward trend Increasing trend (p<0.05) over years 2001 to 2010.

downward trend Decreasing trend (p<0.05) over years 2001 to 2010.

Testicular cancer incidence, age-standardised rate, NSW, 1972-2010

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Testicular cancer cases by age group, NSW, 2010

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Testicular cancer mortality statistics, NSW, 2001, 20103
StatisticMalesFemalesAll
people
Total deaths, 2010 8 - -
Total deaths, 2001 9 - -
Percentage of all cancer deaths, 2010 0.1% - -
Rank against all cancer deaths, 2010 32 - -
ASR1 per 100,000, 2010 0.2 - -
ASR1 per 100,000, 2001 0.3 - -
Risk of death by age 85 years, 2010 1 in 5,408 - -
Median age at death, 2010 40 - -

 

Key mortality facts

  • The mortality rate from testicular cancer has been declining since the early 1970s, and very few deaths occurred in 2010.
  • The median age of testicular cancer deaths of 40 years was considerably low compared to other cancers.
  • Testicular cancer deaths ranked 32nd in males.

Testicular cancer mortality, age standardised rate, 1972-20083

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Testicular cancer deaths by age group, NSW, 2010

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Notes

  1. ASR is age-standardised rate, standardised to the Australian 2001 population.
  2. APC is the average Annual Percent Change in ASR calculated from a log linear model, fitted to rates over the years 2001 to 2010. For further information refer to Appendix 4 of the Cancer in NSW: Incidence and Mortality Report 2010.
  3. At the time this report was produced, 2009 death data had not been processed and 2009 incidence excludes death certificate only (DCO) cases. For further information please refer to Appendix 3 of Cancer in NSW: Incidence and Mortality Report 2010.

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