February252014
Real quick though, we don’t use urine pregnancy test for testing for HCG in persons suspected of a choriocarcinoma though, because the desirable traits for a home pregnancy test (relatively easy to use, relatively cheap compared to a blood test, few false negatives, can be done at home, non-invasive) is different from the desirable traits in a testicular cancer screen or any cancer screen.
The levels of HCG in a pregnant person’s urine are different from the levels of HCG in a person with a choriocarcinoma, be that a person with ovaries or a person with testes. Additionally, not all testicular cancers present with HCG in the blood stream. Choriocarcinomas, derived from the same cells as placentas, are super invasive and dangerous (and resistant to chemotherapy if they arise from testicles or de novo not associated with a pregnancy in ovaries), but they are also quite rare, especially for a testicular cancer.
There’s a much better chance of finding a tumor if you are a person with testicles if you do monthly testicular exams and are safe and smart about checking for lumps and telling your doctor about any changes you have noticed in your body recently, One in 125 people with testicles will have a testicular tumor in their lifetime (much more if you are a person with testicles and Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, or descended testicles, among other things), but of those only 0.5% of people will have a tumor that will probably present with HCG. 
Just saying, if we’re doing PSA’s, talking about being smart about your body, proper self-screening, and being straight with your doctor might save more lives than knowing about this home pregnancy factoid. 

Real quick though, we don’t use urine pregnancy test for testing for HCG in persons suspected of a choriocarcinoma though, because the desirable traits for a home pregnancy test (relatively easy to use, relatively cheap compared to a blood test, few false negatives, can be done at home, non-invasive) is different from the desirable traits in a testicular cancer screen or any cancer screen.

The levels of HCG in a pregnant person’s urine are different from the levels of HCG in a person with a choriocarcinoma, be that a person with ovaries or a person with testes. Additionally, not all testicular cancers present with HCG in the blood stream. Choriocarcinomas, derived from the same cells as placentas, are super invasive and dangerous (and resistant to chemotherapy if they arise from testicles or de novo not associated with a pregnancy in ovaries), but they are also quite rare, especially for a testicular cancer.

There’s a much better chance of finding a tumor if you are a person with testicles if you do monthly testicular exams and are safe and smart about checking for lumps and telling your doctor about any changes you have noticed in your body recently, One in 125 people with testicles will have a testicular tumor in their lifetime (much more if you are a person with testicles and Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, or descended testicles, among other things), but of those only 0.5% of people will have a tumor that will probably present with HCG. 

Just saying, if we’re doing PSA’s, talking about being smart about your body, proper self-screening, and being straight with your doctor might save more lives than knowing about this home pregnancy factoid. 

(Source: srsfunny, via owlmylove)

February242014

captainscarletts:

sidrothmans:

someone write a superhero story where the lady in the ensemble gets fed up for not getting the respect she deserves so she becomes the villain and manages to beat up all her teammates and rules the world

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This is basically the plot to Worm. 

http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2011/06/11/1-1/

(via songofthestarwhale)

January292014

faego:

tmnsquirtlethings:

GAMZEE WHAT DID YOU DO

WHAT DID YOU DO

Oh, something I forgot too. If it wasn’t for that doll affecting John and causing him to draw clowns all over his walls, Dad Egbert never would’ve thought John liked clowns and wouldn’t have gotten him that harlequin for his birthday. If he never got the harlequin, it never would’ve been prototyped. If it was never prototyped, the Black Queen wouldn’t be part clown, and wouldn’t have made all the dersites wear clown themed things. If Jack Noir didn’t have to wear the silly clown hat, he never would’ve killed the Black Queen, and would’ve never gotten the ring. If he never got the ring, Bec Noir would’ve never come into existence, and thus  the beta kid’s session would’ve never been doomed. 

So by chucklevoodooing that doll there, he essentially diseased the session, and in fact, made it terminally ill. Of course, that is just one the many reasons things have gone wrong, and it couldn’t have NOT happened, or else a lot of shit would not exist. 

Homestuck sure is a mess of causes and effects that in turn cause things which in turn affect things. It’s a well woven web, huh?

It actually goes one step farther. Dave got the ICP link early, the song wasn’t even out yet. Who did he get it from? The troll queen, aka the Batterwhich, aka Betty Crocker, aka Meenah Peixes in the universe where she’s Feferi’s ancestor. But why did the troll queen do that? Because this was after she had taken over for Aradia’s ancestor. She did so because she was instructed to by Doc Scratch, who was being directed by Lord English. It all comes back to English. 

(via thesnowqueer)

January262014
January192014
  • what girls say: i'm fine
  • what they really mean: the gym leader used a full restore
2PM

averagefairy:

when youre laying down and your pet walks across your internal organs and youre like OW FUCK and they dont even care they just keep standing on your spleen like its their job

(via owlmylove)

January182014

malkavianacts:

jncera:

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Ocelot

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Ocelittle

The sound I just made was not human

(via resource-and-sagacity)

3PM

the-evanescent-angel:

I’m bored so like 

Reblog this is you want me to make you a trainer card based on your blog

For example: 

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(Source: x-homura-x, via resource-and-sagacity)

January162014
thedirewolf:

AHH THE PRECIOUSNESSSSS

thedirewolf:

AHH THE PRECIOUSNESSSSS

(via songofthestarwhale)

12PM
seselapod:

ok so i went through luzerna’s derpbent and bloodswap tags to see if they’ve posted this there since i’m pretty sure they’re the artist
but i couldn’t find it to reblog
so i’m putting the source as luzerna unless i’m wrong
if i am please correct me

seselapod:

ok so i went through luzerna’s derpbent and bloodswap tags to see if they’ve posted this there since i’m pretty sure they’re the artist

but i couldn’t find it to reblog

so i’m putting the source as luzerna unless i’m wrong

if i am please correct me

(via kirieerie-moved)

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