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I am going to a routine physical shortly and wondering if i can request a blood test to check for any cancers, specifically testicular?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
No good blood tests : There are very few blood tests for detecting cancer. So drs have to examine you with their hands and oftenuse x-ray tests to see inside the body. Blood tests are the last thing we would sometimes use, in order to confirm a diagnosis but for most cancers there is no such test.

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