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Positive pregnancy test diagnoses cancer - in a man

Added: Wednesday 14 November 2012

When a man tried a pregnancy test left behind by his ex-girlfriend, he wasn't expecting to get a positive result. But as it turned out, his casual experiment revealed high levels of the pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). This is an indicator of testicular cancer; specifically, a rare form called choriocarcinoma.