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how do you get tested for testicular cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Physical & lab tests: A physical examination for testicular mass should be the first step. Some testicular cancers may be tested for by examining blood levels of afp, and hcg.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
A scrotal ultrasound is also required
Aug 25, 2012
Dr. Ibrahim ElGendy
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2 examinations : 1- physical examination to look for masses or lumps.second is ultrasound.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

How do I get tested for testicular cancer besides getting felt?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Scrotal exam.: Scrotal self exam is probably the best test you can do at home. This can find a painless mass, which is the most common way this tumor presents. Exam with a light to shine through the mass can determine if it is a hydrocele, or water collected in the scrotum. Otherwise your doctor can order an alphafetoprotein (afp), beta human Chorionic Gonadotropin (b-hcg), chest xray, and abd.+pelv. Ct scan.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What's a tumor that is considered benign? I thought tumors were cancer

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Not cancer: Tumor is a general term for a mass or swelling. Tumors may be benign or malignant. Benign tumors rarely kill.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What's primary vs secondary cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Origin and spread: Primary cancer of an organs is one that originated in that organ, e.G, lung cancer in smokers. Seconday cancer is one that spread from one organ to another, e.g., lung cancer spreading to liver, brain, bone etc would be secondary cancer for liver, brain, bone etc.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of testicular cancer? How do I get tested for it?

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Dr. Manoj Reddy
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Symptoms/test: Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men between the age of 15 and 35. Symptoms range from none to lump, swelling, heaviness, or pain in the testicle or scrotum and or abdomen/pelvis. Tests: first step is a physical exam that would reveal a firm lump in the involved testicle. In addition, an ultrasound of the scrotum would verify. Pathology would be confirmed after orchiectomy.
A 25-year-old male asked:

What are the symptoms of testicular cancer and where can I go to get tested? What sort of test should I get if i'm worried?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Usually no symptoms: Most often noted as a mass which is not symptomatic. Test would be a physical exam not a lab test. You and/or your doctor can examine your testicles.

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