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A 46-year-old member asked:

Is there a simple blood test for testicular cancer?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
There are blood: Tests, alpha-feto-protein and human Chorionic Gonadotropin that are done after a diagnosis or stron suspicion of testicular cancer, and these are used to follow treatment, and look for recurrence. These, and no other tests, are used to screen normal men and boys looking to make a diagnosis, which what i think you were asking.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What blood test detect testicular cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No single test: There are multiple types of testicular cancer and no single blood test can diagnose the various types. Positive tests for beta HCG and Alpha feto-protein indicate two types of testicular cancers.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Is there a self-test for testicular cancer?

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Dr. Kris Gast
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Testicular cancer: The self test you are looking for is called a physical exam! basically you must be familiar with your own body in order to notice any changes. Men are really supposed to exam their testicles once a month just as women are asked to exam their breasts once a month. Just pick a day of the month and get it done. If you feel a knot or lump see your doctor.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What does the test for testicular cancer tell me?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Stage of tumor.: Scrotal self exam is probably the best test you can do at home. Otherwise your doctor can order an alphafetoprotein (afp), beta human Chorionic Gonadotropin (b-hcg), chest xray, and abdominal+pelvic ct scan. These help determine the stage of the tumor. In addition AFP is high only in non-seminoma, while b-hcg ican be high in both seminoma and non-seminoma.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Is there a blood test for cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Not quite: Cancer is not one disease but a conglomeration of multiple disease. Some cancers, e.g., leukemias, multiple myeloma, and some advanced cancers can be detected by blood tests. However there are different tests for even these categories of cancers.

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