Diagnosis of Testicular Cancer

Diagnosis of Testicular Cancer begins with the Physical examination. You can get the detail of this cancer from this page what is Testicular Cancer?

Physical Examination:

The doctor will perform a physical exam of patient’s testicles in which a light is passed through the testicular lumps. The cancerous lumps are solid that’s why light can’t pass from the abnormal areas. If the cancer suspects by the doctor then he suggest some more tests.

Tests Used in Testicular Cancer’s Diagnosis

Here are some tests  that are employed by the doctors in the diagnosis of Testicular cancer:

Blood test:

These tests are helpful in diagnosis. In these tests the doctors check the level of certain hormones in the blood that are produced normally in case of testicular tumor. These hormones are known as makers. The makers includes in the blood are AFP (alpha feta protein), LDH (lactate dehydrogenate) and HCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin). The high level of makers in the blood is the strong indication of Testicular cancer.

Scrotal Ultrasound:

It is a painless test performed by a radiologist who get the picture of testicular with the mean of high frequency sound waves. He also determines the extent, size and sometimes the cause of testicular cancer. In this test he also comes to know whether the tumor is cancerous or non-cancerous. It is used to get the confirmation of solid mass in the testicles.

Chest X-ray:

This test is administered to check the potential metastasis to the lungs or in another words doctor check whether cancerous cells spread to the lungs or not.

Biopsy:

It is a most affective way to confirm the testicular cancer’s presence. In this a pathalogits removes a small sample of affected testicular and then examined.

Other tests includes :

Computed Tomography CT Scan

Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI

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