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A 35-year-old male asked:

If nothing can be seen in my blood, can i still have testicular cancer?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes you can have: There is no exclusive specific tumor marker for testicular cancer. Early detection is possible by awareness and examination by your physician for the cure. , .
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Yes: The main presenting finding for testicular cancer is a mass on the testicle. It usually will not be very tender, but is new and noticeable. The simplest test to evaluate a testicular mass with is a flashlight to see if it is solid or hollow. A urologist will do an ultrasound to help better define. Some testic ca, s have different blood markers but these are not ordered unless ca is suspected.
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Yes: Testicular cancer is rarely diagnosed by bloodworm. The most common presentation is a swollen testis or a new lump/bump on the testis.

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A 35-year-old male asked:

Which kinds of testicular cancer can be seen in the blood?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
These: Many seminomas produced some HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), all choriocarcinomas produce abundant hcg, and many embryonal cell carcinomas produce AFP (alpha fetoprotein) depending on type.

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