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Pregnancy test helps detect testicular cancer Pregnancy test helps detect testicular cancer
Date: 2012-11-09 14:04:44

According to ABC News, an unnamed man may have detected testicular cancer by taking a pregnancy test as a joke. When the pregnancy test came back positive, the man drew out the episode as a comic strip and posted it on Reddit. One of the Reddit users commented that results may indicate that he has testicular cancer.

ABC noted that the Reddit thread later reported that the man went to have himself examined and a small cancerous tumor was found on his right testicle.

Experts told the news source that pregnancy tests detect the presence of a hormone known as beta human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in the urine, which can also be found with a lab test and is sometimes a sign of testicular cancer, as well as pregnancy.

"It turns out a fair number of testicular cancers make the same exact hormone," said Mark Pomerantz, M.D., of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, told the news source. "There are very few things in the body that produce beta hCG, and testicular cancer is one of them."

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New study shows sperm counts are significantly reduced New study shows sperms counts are significantly reduced
Date: 2012-12-27 17:55:24
Recent research conducted by colleagues at the Institut de Veille Sanitaire, Saint Maurice in France revealed that males have experienced a significant drop in their sperm counts, reported Medical News Today. ... Full Story

Blind biopsy no longer necessary in prostate cancer diagnosis Blind biopsy no longer necessary in prostate cancer diagnosis
Date: 2012-12-11 16:57:59
Scientists at the Clark Urology Center at the University of California (UCLA) have invented a new method for diagnosing prostate cancer that does not require a "blind biopsy," a procedure that has been in use since the 1980s, and does not always yield accurate results, reported Medical News Today.... Full Story

New study shows sperm counts are significantly reduced New study shows sperm counts are significantly reduced
Date: 2012-12-05 17:23:53
Recent research conducted by colleagues at the Institut de Veille Sanitaire, Saint Maurice in France revealed that males have experienced a significant drop in their sperm counts, reported Medical News Today. ... Full Story

Boosting testosterone levels may improve symptoms of metabolic syndrome  Boosting testosterone levels may improve symptoms of metabolic syndrome
Date: 2012-06-28 15:23:40
Men who have risk factors for metabolic syndrome may want to talk to their doctor about blood testing to measure their testosterone levels. New research indicates that treating low testosterone may help men overcome the symptoms of metabolic syndrome.... Full Story

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