Mobile phones and testicular cancer

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by Guest Posts on Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:28 pm

Mobile phones and testicular cancer

I have 2 teenage boys who constantly carry their mobile phones in their front trouser pockets. Do I need to be concerned about the possibility of them getting testicular cancer from this? You read so much in the press but whenever I mention it to them they brush it off as me being a nag!!!

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Robert Cornes
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by Robert Cornes on Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:37 am

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Hi there

As far as I am aware there is no evidence to suggest that mobile phones carried in a pocket increase the risk of testicular cancer developing. A recent study suggested that mobile phones kept in this way may affect fertility, however this is controversial ( see NHS evaluation in below link).

http://www.nhs.uk/news/2016/02February/ ... ality.aspx
Rob Cornes
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by Dr Jon Rees on Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:23 pm

Re: Mobile phones and testicular cancer

Hi

I would agree - there is no evidence of increased risk of testicular cancer or other health problems from carrying a mobile phone in the pocket. As a parent of teenage kids myself, I know we desperately want to find a way to prise their mobiles away from them at times, but unfortunately you are going to have to look for another reason!
Dr Jon Rees
GP, Backwell & Nailsea Medical Group with specialist interest in Men’s Health and Urology

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