A pregnancy test can now diagnose more than just a baby.
A man was jokingly challenged to take a pregnancy test by his friend only to discover that he had testicular cancer.
Reports said the positive results revealed that the man had a testicular tumor.
“Since it was caught early, it can be treated,” the report read.
Scientists have suggested that there are ties between testicular cancer and pregnancy hormones.
Oncologist Dr. Mark Pomerantz told reporters that the beta human chorionic gonadotropin, the hormone used to detect pregnancy can also indicate signs of testicular cancer.
Doctors strongly advise men to conduct regular self-exams by feeling for lumps which are initially painless. Testicular cancer has a high survival rate if it is treated in its early stages.