Study: Tall men more likely to develop testicular cancer

October 27th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

London, Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have linked the increased risk of developing testicle cancer to the height of a man.

A study has revealed that the chances of developing a testicle cancer are increased by 13 percent with every 2 inches addition to the height of the person. The disease is the one of the most survived forms of cancer with personalities like Lance Armstrong and former Chelsea footballer Jason Cundy all surviving the sickness.

Unlike other forms of cancers, the disease affects younger generation of the population with statistics revealing that 50 percent of those affected are under the age of 35. The study, which was published in the British Journal of Cancer, did not offer the reason why the two was connected.

The cancer, which is one of the rarest forms of cancer, should not cause a panic in tall people.

Researchers from the United States collected data from other studies throughout the world before coming out with the results. Being tall is not always pleasant because it has previously been linked with another form of cancer; prostrate cancer.

Scientists however say being merely tall does not mean developing the condition. They cite other conditions like family history as also playing a part.

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