When Social media became a Life saver!
A man took to social media and posted a photo of the pregnancy strip he used just for fun. To his utter shock and surprise, the results came up with 2lines, which means the test is positive.
In the comments below the post, someone said “if this is true, you should check yourself for Testicular cancer” and that he should go and see a doctor soon.
It was his luck that this chain of events happened as when his doctor checked him over, it turned out that he had testicular cancer and he was simply fortunate enough to catch it in the early stage.
So, what is going on here?
Well, the pregnancy test actually looks for HCG hormone(Human Chorionic Gonadotropin), which gets raised in urine during pregnancy. This same hormone also gets increased in Testicular cancer, thus HCG acts as detection tool for testicular cancer.
In a way, pregnancy strips can be used by men to screen themselves for Testicular cancer, though it is not a standard test for doing so!