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Old 01-16-2008, 11:14 AM   #1
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Testicular cancer test?

This story says that Nene, the Denver Nuggets basketball player, was given a random drug test and they found testicular cancer. I didn't know they could test for testicular cancer from a drug test, is this something new?


ATLANTA -- Fate came randomly for Nene.
The NBA randomly selected the 25-year-old Nuggets forward for a drug test and the results detected something abnormal. Doctors soon found a tumor. Monday, Nene had a testicular tumor removed surgically. He now awaits the results of a biopsy to determine if cancer is present. "I was like, 'Wow, they can find that out in a drug test?' " teammate Steven Hunter said. "It's very scary, but (he's) very lucky."

http://www.denverpost.com/nuggets/ci_7981639
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They might have found blood in the urine leading to further exam.
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Thanks, Rich, makes sense. I had a scare when I was 24 or so, they did a testicular biopsy for suspected cancer but, thank goodness, it was just an insignificant cyst. Not sure if ultrasound was available back then (about 1970), I know I didn't have an ultrasound test before the biopsy. Seems that now, whenever they do a recheck, it's always with an ultrasound.
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