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Question: Can STD's cause testicular cancer?

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 rana3000 - Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:22 am

Last year I slept with a guy (using protection). Recently he discovered he has testicular cancer. I have heard STD's like aids may be related to some types of cancer...should him having cancer be a cause for me to be concerned & get a test done?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:02 pm

User avatar Hello,HIV infection should be considered in patients with testicular cancer belonging to an urban population.Cancer. 1996 May 15;77(10):2109-16.

Testicular germ cell tumors in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection.Hentrich MU, Brack NG, Schmid P, Schuster T, Clemm C, Hartenstein RC.

Department of Medicine IV, Munich Harlaching City Hospital, Germany

In your case you need not worry about getting cancer by intercouse,yet you can get your STD tests done just to be sure about sexually transmitted disease-despite having taken proper precautions.Though it is unlikely to be anything to worry about, do discuss with your doctor as to whether you need the investigations for STDs.
Best wishes.

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