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Man Pees on Pregnancy Test Stick - Finds Testicular Cancer!

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posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 10:47 AM
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Reddit post helps spot young man's testicular cancer


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What was supposed to be a funny post about a guy friend who tried out a pregnancy test for laughs might have helped catch a form of cancer early in its tracks.

Five days ago, a woman going by the Reddit handle “CappnPoopdeck” posted a comic in which she laughed at a friend who decided to pee on a pregnancy test stick that had been left in his bathroom medicine cabinet by an ex-girlfriend. To his surprise, the test came back positive.

“I’m pregnant,” the man’s caricature marvelled.

But within hours, readers started leaving comments that the friend might want to get checked for testicular cancer.

The reason for their concern is that pregnancy tests look for levels of human chorionic gonadotropin, or hCG. A few of the commenters pointed “CappnPoopdeck” to a Wikipedia entry that noted that while hCG is a hormone that’s released by a developing placenta, a form of it is also secreted by some cancer tumours, including those of testicular cancer.

Others agreed and urged the man to get tested.

"You may have testicular cancer! Get to an oncologist, tell them you took a pregnancy test and it came out positive," a Redditor wrote.

“Go check yourself, reasons for human corionic gonadotropin in male's urine is ussualy testicular cancer (sic),” wrote another.

“CappnPoopdeck” responded quickly to the responses.

“Whoa.. just saw all the cancer comments... It was my friend that did the test, I just made the comic for him.. but I am letting him know to test himself for cancer immediately. Thank you for letting me know guys, we may have dodged a bullet here!” she wrote.

The man went to a see a doctor on Monday. On Tuesday, “CappnPoopdeck” posted a new comic that revealed her friend’s doctor had in fact found a small tumour in the man’s right testicle.
“Since it was caught early, it can be treated immediately,” she wrote.


Okay listen up guys, it is okay to use this kit. I am just surprised that it worked. So not only should men be checking themselves manually, but using a preg test kit is something new to me. It feels good to learn something new everyday




posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 11:01 AM
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Wow, a two-in-one invention found by mistake! Kind of like Viagra and heart pills. Isn't there a prostate test done with urine too?



posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 11:21 AM
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Oooh better tell the right to lifers that if they get treated they are murderers just as much as if they had an abortion.
Those cancer cells are just as alive as an unborn baby, (to parrot the stupid repubs- It's Gods will that they got cancer)



posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 11:31 AM
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Damn...had no idea. Thanks for posting this...never know, could be a life saver to someone on ATS now.



posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 01:19 PM
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My girlfriend was telling me about this happening on Reddit a few days ago. Its been known for a while that Pregnancy Test Sticks can shows signs of cancer in a guy.

My suspicious mind left me wondering at the time if this was all just an elaborate ploy to get sympathy money from the 'Internets'.

edit on 8-11-2012 by PhoenixOD because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 01:22 PM
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Regardless of how accurate or reliable this is for detecting testicular cancer, I am glad that it prompted him to go get more thoroughly checked out.

Glad it all worked out. Some got a laugh and some got a surprise, but at the end sounds like it was for the benefit of the guy



posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 06:48 AM
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Yep. The tumors present with choriocarcinoma (testicular cancer) secrete HUGE amounts of BetaHCG, a female hormone present during pregnancy.

I know from firsthand experience.



posted on Nov, 10 2012 @ 11:41 PM
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Originally posted by VforVendettea
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Oooh better tell the right to lifers that if they get treated they are murderers just as much as if they had an abortion.
Those cancer cells are just as alive as an unborn baby, (to parrot the stupid repubs- It's Gods will that they got cancer)


Your post displays a level of ignorance so high it must be intentional.

OT: While this can catch some forms of cancer, it's not a good idea to use this as a test. If you do you may have cancer and think you are in the clear.





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