What is the procedure for getting tests done for testicular cancer?

Ultrasound, blood. Scrotal ultrasound is the initial test. In addition a blood test for 2 tumor markers are also neccessary prior to any procedure to determine a baseline so that the blood test can be used as a monitoring system after defintive treatment.
Ultrasound. A testicular ultrasound is usually the first test (along with physical exam of course) in diagnosis of testicular cancer.
See your doctor. Some primary physicians are comfortable starting the process but a referral to a urologist may be required first.

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Where can I get testicular cancer test annually?

Your doctor. Annual tests for testicular cancer are not recommended routinely. You should discuss your concern with your doctor to see if more than physical examination is needed. Read more...

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?

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. Read more...
Palpable mass. Testicular cancer usually presents with a painless mass in the testicle. Systemic symptoms are rare unless metastatic at presentation. Rare tumors can produce hormonal side effects. The best first test is an ultrasound of the scrotum. Read more...
Usually hard lump. Found on scrotal examination or when washing or showering. Tumor side of scrotum may feel "heavy". No pain unless there is a bled into the cancer. Scrotal ultrasound is very reliable, ono-invasive & simple to perform. Can be ordered by your primary care dr. Or a urologist.. Fortunately prognosis is usually very good if diagnosed early. Good luck. Read more...

How do you get tested for testicular cancer?

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. Read more...

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

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. Read more...
Ultrasound. Scrotal ultrasound is a fast and radiation free method of looking at the scrotum/testicles. It is often used when physical exam is suspicious. Read more...

How can I get tested for testicular cancer without being touched?

No such thing. Sometimes certain blood tests can suggest or confirm the presence of testicular cancer but a physical exam and ultrasound (they touch you for that too) are vital parts of the diagnostic process. If you have issues with people touching you, maybe you need help with that. I'll tell you this: the vast majority of health professionals are serious folks that want nothing but to help you. Best 2U. . Read more...

How would I know I have testicular cancer? What tests would be needed?

Depends on the type. Of cancer. Testicular cancer may present with a mass in the scrotum, pain and heaviness in the scrotum, lumps in the groin and at times with lumps in abdomen. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/testicular-cancer/ds00046. Read more...