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Can the doctor rule out testicular cancer without any lab tests?
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Not completely
If there's a mass, it should be examined by ultrasound.
Blood tests can further suggest the likelihood of cancer by finding abnormal amounts of hormones and proteins. Usually entire testicle removed instead of biopsy, because of risk of spreading cancer cells that were previously contained. Exam by pathologist will guide treatment. Ct can evaluate for metastasis.

In brief: Not completely
If there's a mass, it should be examined by ultrasound.
Blood tests can further suggest the likelihood of cancer by finding abnormal amounts of hormones and proteins. Usually entire testicle removed instead of biopsy, because of risk of spreading cancer cells that were previously contained. Exam by pathologist will guide treatment. Ct can evaluate for metastasis.
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Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Brian Lane
Urology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
A normal physical exam essentially rules out testis cancer.
Other diagnostic tests including labs (afp, bhcg, ldh) and ultrasound.

In brief: Yes
A normal physical exam essentially rules out testis cancer.
Other diagnostic tests including labs (afp, bhcg, ldh) and ultrasound.
Dr. Brian Lane
Dr. Brian Lane
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