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What do blood tests show about testicle cancer?

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Dr. Amir Faridi
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Testicular cancer

Certain testicular tumor release harmone like b-hcg or alph fetoprotein that can be detected by blood work.

In brief: Testicular cancer

Certain testicular tumor release harmone like b-hcg or alph fetoprotein that can be detected by blood work.
Dr. Amir Faridi
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Dr. Scott Diede
I would also add if a testicular cancer secretes either beta-hCG or alpha fetoprotein, these can serve as important biomarkers to inform as to how well the cancer responds to therapy (be it surgery and/or chemotherapy), as well for monitoring for recurrence.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Testis cancer

May produce human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) or alpha-feto-protein, depending on the cellualr composition of the tumor. These markers are useful at determining whether one is cancer free or if teh tumor begin to recyr.

In brief: Testis cancer

May produce human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) or alpha-feto-protein, depending on the cellualr composition of the tumor. These markers are useful at determining whether one is cancer free or if teh tumor begin to recyr.
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology

In brief: Tumor markers

There are multiple important tumor markers for testicular cancer.
The two well known markers are bhcg and afp. The other two important ones are ldh for seminomas and neuron enolase for immature teratomas.

In brief: Tumor markers

There are multiple important tumor markers for testicular cancer.
The two well known markers are bhcg and afp. The other two important ones are ldh for seminomas and neuron enolase for immature teratomas.
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