Press Number of in-patient treatments for testicular cancer down by 40% within 20 years

Press release No. N 064 of 2 November 2022

  • Testicular cancer was the reason for 10,900 in-patient hospital treatments and 197 deaths in 2020
  • Just over one in two patients (55%) were between 20 and 39 years old, testicular cancer was the most frequent cancer type among men of this age group
  • Among young men aged between 25 and 29 years, even one in three cancer treatments (32%) were due to testicular cancer

WIESBADEN – The number of in-patient treatments for testicular cancer fell by 40% within 20 years. Roughly 10,900 boys and men all over Germany were treated in hospital for testicular cancer in 2020. This is reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) to coincide with Men’s World Day, a day of action on 3 November focusing on men’s health. 20 years earlier, 18,100 patients were hospitalised with a diagnosis of testicular cancer. For comparison: the number of in-patient hospital treatments of male patients was down 5% in the same period, which was a much smaller decrease, that is, from 841,000 cases in 2000 to 800,000 in 2020.


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