users have helped a man to understand that getting a positive result on
a pregnancy test is not as “funny” as most of people think and helped
saving his life.How Reddit users helped him?
Reddit user uploaded a web comic where his friend tried his
ex-fiancee non used pregnancy test . He was shocked when he got the
most of the users thought the story is kind of funny, some pointed out
that a positive result could be a sign of cancer. Good minded users sent
thousands of letters informing him that his health might be
jeopardized, because people with testicular cancers have beta human
chorionic gonadotrophin (beta-HCG) chemical. The same hormone is also
produced in women by developing placenta, types of ovarian cancer,
trophoblastic tumor (uterine cancer) and a mole which grows inside the
uterus during the pregnancy.
somebody with this hormone takes a home pregnancy test, he/she will
most likely get a positive result. Blood tests can determine if a person
has this hormone .
Except a pregnancy tests , there are other methods including self-tests that can be used to discover a testicular cancer. The
original poster told his friend what Reddit users said, and he decided
to get a testicular cancer test. Later the poster reported back, and
said that his friend had a small tumor in one of his testicles. The
cancer could be treated easily because it was found in its early stage.
American Cancer Society reports that testicular cancer is one of the
most curable forms of cancer. “So both of us want to say thank you, and
in all seriousness, if you are male check yourself for testicular cancer
regularly. If you’re a girl test yourself for breast cancer regularly,”
the poster wrote in later post.