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how does a gp tell the difference between testicular cancer and spermaticole? is it esay to tell the difference?

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Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
39 years experience Hematology and Oncology
US/ exam/blood: Ultrasound and exam are first. Include special blood tests. If anything suspicious, refer to urologist for exam and possible biopsy or orchiectomy (removal of testicle).
Answered on Dec 10, 2013

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