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Would blood test be able to find testicular cancer spread to lymph nodes, lungs and throat?
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Possibly
There are 2 tumor markers that can be elevated in testicular cancer but they are not specific for spread to any specific areas.
Those blood tests are beta HCG and Alpha fetoprotein. Ct or MRI scans are the best way to detect spread of testicular cancer.

In brief: Possibly
There are 2 tumor markers that can be elevated in testicular cancer but they are not specific for spread to any specific areas.
Those blood tests are beta HCG and Alpha fetoprotein. Ct or MRI scans are the best way to detect spread of testicular cancer.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
In brief: AFP and HCG
Two markers, Alpha feto-protein and chorionic gonadotrophic hormones are elevated in some of the testicular cancers.
Others may not have any markers in blood.

In brief: AFP and HCG
Two markers, Alpha feto-protein and chorionic gonadotrophic hormones are elevated in some of the testicular cancers.
Others may not have any markers in blood.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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