The occupations of all males aged 15 and over dying of cancer of the testis in England and Wales from 1971 to 1980 (2434 cases) have been examined in a case control study. Significant excess mortality was found in farmers (although not farm workers), food manufacture and preparation workers, and draughtsmen, although the results show little evidence of a major role for occupation in the aetiology of this cancer. The results may, however, aid the search for those factors in modern life that may have contributed to the sharp rise in incidence of this cancer in recent years.
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