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Testicular cancer is a cancer that originates in one or both testicles (testes). The testes are the male reproductive glands located inside the scrotum (the pouch of skin located underneath the penis). They are responsible for producing sperm and[read article]

Tests for Testicular Cancer

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An alpha fetoprotein (AFP) test is a blood test used to measure the amount of AFP present in blood. It is usually done as part of a triple screen or quad screen in ...  More
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The quantitative human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) blood test measures the level of hCG hormone present in a blood sample. HCG is a hormone that is produced during...  More
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A testicle ultrasound is a test used to obtain images of the testicles and the surrounding area in the scrotum. Ultrasound also is called sonography or ultrasound s...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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CT of Pelvis
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A testicular biopsy takes a tissue sample from your testicle for laboratory analysis. The two testicles are the male reproductive organs. They produce sperm and the...  More
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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Tumor Marker Measurement
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An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that use...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that allows doctors to check for disease in your body. The scan uses radioactive tracers in a special d...  More
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An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it ca...  More
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The quantitative human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) blood test measures the level of hCG hormone present in a blood sample. HCG is a hormone that is produced during...  More
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Medical Procedures for Testicular Cancer

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Chemotherapy is an aggressive form of chemical drug therapy meant to destroy rapidly growing cells in the body. It is usually used for cancer, as cancer cells grow ...  More
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Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that uses concentrated radiation beams to kill cancer cells. The most common type of radiation therapy is external beam radi...  More
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Intravenous chemotherapy
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Surgical Procedures for Testicular Cancer

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Removal of Lymph Nodes from Behind the Abdomen
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Radical Inguinal Removal of the Testis
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Prescribed Medications for Testicular Cancer

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CISPLATIN (SIS pla tin) is a chemotherapy drug. It targets fast dividing cells, like cancer cells, and causes these cells to die. This medicine is used to treat man...  More
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ETOPOSIDE, VP-16 (e toe POE side) is a chemotherapy drug. It is used to treat small cell lung cancer and other cancers.  More
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VINBLASTINE (vin BLAS teen) is a chemotherapy drug. It slows the growth of cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat many types of cancer like breast cancer, tes...  More
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IFOSFAMIDE (eye FOS fa mide) is a chemotherapy drug. It slows the growth of cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat testicular cancer.  More
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DACTINOMYCIN (dak ti noe MYE sin) is a chemotherapy drug. It is used to treat many kinds of cancer like Wilms' tumor, some sarcomas, and placental and testicul...  More
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Alternative Procedures for Testicular Cancer What's this?

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Various forms of meditation have been practiced for thousands of years throughout the world, with many techniques originating in Eastern religious practices. In mod...  More
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Relaxation techniques include behavioral therapeutic approaches that differ widely in philosophy, methodology, and practice. The primary goal is usually non-directe...  More
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