How is testicular cancer diagnosed?
A number of tests may be performed to investigate symptoms of testicular cancer and confirm a diagnosis. Some of the more common tests include:
- a physical examination and patient history
- examination of a blood sample
- imaging of the testicle and surrounding organs, which may include ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- taking a sample of tissue (biopsy) from the testicle for examination under a microscope.