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Posted by: BRIAN | 2009/08/24

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IM A 26 YR OLD MALE, AND I WAS WONDERING MY DAD, HAD TESTICULAR CANCER WE HE WAS IN HIS TWEENTIES AND I WAS WONDERING IF THERE IS A A BLOOD TEST TO TEST FOR THAT AND PROSTATE AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD ONE BE TESTED?

REGARDS

BRIAN

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Hallo Brian
The most important preventative measure is to do self examination of the testis under the shower regularly - there isn't a specific screening blood test for testicular cancer. See http://www.cancernetwork.com/display/article/10165/1155297?verify=0
All males over 45 years of age should have a yearly rectal examination of the prostate plus a PSA blood test to screen for prostate cancer. If there is a family history of prostate cancer you can start earlier - at 40 years.
Dr Bets

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