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Would blood tests diagnose testicular cancer?
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Some can help..
The diagnosis of testicular cancer requires a tissue biopsy to determine that cancer is present and the specific type.
There are some tumor markers for testicular cancer that can be detected in the blood to help determine response to chemotherapy and disease activity. These are not present in all patients with testicular cancer and are not used for the actual diagnosis of the cancer.

In brief: Some can help..
The diagnosis of testicular cancer requires a tissue biopsy to determine that cancer is present and the specific type.
There are some tumor markers for testicular cancer that can be detected in the blood to help determine response to chemotherapy and disease activity. These are not present in all patients with testicular cancer and are not used for the actual diagnosis of the cancer.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
In brief: Not good option
Blood tests for Alpha feto protein and HCG may be positive in some testicular cancers.
But such tests are not usually used as diagnostic tools, but to assess the progress of tumor and/or treatment.

In brief: Not good option
Blood tests for Alpha feto protein and HCG may be positive in some testicular cancers.
But such tests are not usually used as diagnostic tools, but to assess the progress of tumor and/or treatment.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Sumit Sawhney
Internal Medicine - Oncology
In brief: Testicular cancer
Not all testicular cancers can be diagnosed by blood test however elevated ldh, HCG AFP are elevated in most testicular cancers.

In brief: Testicular cancer
Not all testicular cancers can be diagnosed by blood test however elevated ldh, HCG AFP are elevated in most testicular cancers.
Dr. Sumit Sawhney
Dr. Sumit Sawhney
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