Published in Cancer Weekly, April 16th, 2002
Writing in the February issue of Cancer Causes and Control, Gary G. Schwartz, PhD, MPH, PhD, proposes that exposure to a common carcinogen called ochratoxin A during childhood or even before birth may set up the testes so that testicular growth during puberty triggers the launch of testicular cancer.
Ochratoxin A results from molds that grow in grains and coffee beans and is found in animals that consume moldy grain, especially pigs.
"Little is known about the etiology of testicular...
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