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According to the American Cancer Society, pregnancy tests work by detecting a hormone called Beta-HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). Beta-HCG is produced by the cells of a woman’s placenta during pregnancy, but is also excreted by some tumors “including some, but not all, testicular cancers,” the cancer society says.
"At the time of diagnosis, only a small minority of men with testicular cancer have HCG levels high enough to be detected by a home urine pregnancy test," says Dr. Ted Gansler, director of medical content for the American Cancer Society, in a statement. "More sensitive blood tests for HCG with a lower cutoff level could detect a somewhat higher percentage, but several non-cancerous conditions can cause false positive results.
"Current evidence does not indicate that screening the general population of men with a urine test for HCG (or with urine or blood tests for any other tumor marker) can find testicular cancer early enough to reduce testicular cancer death rates," Gansler says.
Beth Cavener Stichter and Alessandro Gallo Collaborate on Ornate Sculpture
So the beauty.
|one direction:||NA NA NA NA NA NA THAT'S WHAT MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL|
|my chemical romance:||NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA FROM MALL SECURITY|
|rihanna:||OH NA NA WHAT'S MY NAME OH NA NA WHAT'S MY NAME|
|paul mccartney:||NA NA NA NA NA NA HEY JUDE|
|gwen stefani:||IF I WAS A RICH GIRL NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA|
|blink-182:||TURN THE LIGHTS OFF, CARRY ME HOME NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA|
|pink:||NA NA NA NA NA I WANNA START A FIGHT|
|batman:||NA NA NA NA NA NA ME|
From reddit user /u/Aeviegh:
Several days ago, a fellow fox owner and dear friend received an anonymous message through Tumblr threatening to report Vader as a vicious animal. Unfortunately, these threats are something nearly every exotic pet owner has experienced….
This is honest to god horrific
I came home late last night to all the updates on the situation in my feed. It was pretty heartbreaking. The hatred focused towards exotic animal owners is so outrageously ignorant and inane.
You can read the threads that went down here.
This is like the saddest thing I’ve ever seen :c
For people who aren’t following, Vader is the pet fox from this post: http://maythefoxbewithyou.tumblr.com/post/70010180677/he-took-a-drink-of-my-lemonade-and-then-got-mad
Here’s a link to the petition calling for changes for how these types of cases are handled. Vader was seized and put down without as much as an investigation, even though Vader’s owners were acting within the law (foxes as pets are only illegal in certain areas of North Dekota; Vader’s owners lived just outside one of these illegal areas). The accuser never filed a report or went to a hospital—the police and Animal Control only acted based upon a photo of a bite that they received, something that could have very easily been doctored in Photoshop or downloaded from Google.
Now two innocent, caring people have lost their beloved pet and friend because some asshole coward on Tumblr got bent out of shape and wanted to get their rocks off by vilifying an otherwise non-dangerous animal.
All I can think of after I signed the petition, was how some anonymous is being bitten ( which I assume would be dreadfully painful) and all they can think to do is pull out their camera, and take a picture of it…?