A teenager was diagnosed with testicular cancer after taking a pregnancy test that came back positive.
Byron Geldard, then 18, had finished school and had just returned from a summer holiday with friends when he received the diagnosis the day before he was due to get his A’ Level results.
Pregnancy tests are increasingly used to diagnose, or rule out, testicular cancer as the illness produces the same hCG hormone that is produced by the developing placenta.
Byron said it was difficult to come to terms with the news and that it took him a while to accept what was happening.
Teenager diagnosed with testicular cancer after pregnancy test