Testicular cancer can be detected by Pregnancy Test strips ?

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An image is viral on whatsapp etc claiming a man can check if he has testicular cancer by using pregnancy test device used by women.

 

Men can Check for Testicular Cancer by the same device which women use to check for pregnancy as Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG or b-HCG) is common in both the cases.  Although the result is not reliable but if a men on using it finds two strips, should immediately

Snopes Says – Although the post was intended as nothing more than a joke, the responses on Reddit soon took a serious turn, with CappnPoopdeck being advised, “If this is true, you should check yourself for testicular cancer. Seriously. Google it.”

In fact, it turned out that pregnancy tests will record a positive result upon the detection of the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), which is produced not only by pregnant women but also by some men with testicular tumors. CappnPoopdeck posted a follow-up comic informing Redditors that her friend had visited a doctor and found a small tumor in his right testicle (caught early enough to be treated immediately), and she thanked them for their helpful advice:

 

SOURCE:
1. http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/diagnosis-and-treatment/tests-and-procedures/human-chorionic-gonadotropin-hcg-or-b-hcg/?region=on
2. http://www.testicularcancerawarenessfoundation.org/tcaf-blog/2015/3/12/the-truth-about-testicular-cancer-markers-and-detection-with-pregnancy-tests

Yes It's True. #Men can Check for #Testicular #Cancer by the same device which #women use to check for #pregnancy as…

Posted by Hoax Slayer on Thursday, June 30, 2016

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