November 9, 2012

Pregnancy Test Discovers Man's Cancer

Maggie Koerth-Baker, BoingBoing

AP Photo

If you are a lady, and you think you might be pregnant, you can take an at-home test to find out. You simply pee on a stick. Whether the results are measured in pink lines, blue lines, plus and minus symbols, or a "pregnant"/"not pregnant" digital readout, all the home pregnancy tests on the market are really looking for the same thing — Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG).

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TAGGED: Hormones, Testicular Cancer, Pregnancy


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