Testicular cancer is more likely to spread when a testicular biopsy is done. For
this reason, a biopsy usually is not done if testicular cancer is suspected. A
ultrasound is generally done to help diagnose
suspected testicular cancer. For more information, see the topic
Testicular Ultrasound. When cancer is suspected, an
open surgical procedure (orchiectomy) is done to confirm the diagnosis.
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