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A 46-year-old member asked:

Odds of germ cell cancer?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Germ cell: Are you referring to testicular cancer? Or germ cell cancer of the ovary? The lifetime risk of developing testicular cancer is 1: 270 =0.37. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerbasics/lifetime-probability-of-developing-or-dying-from-cancer.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Low: Cancers of germ cells occur in testes and ovary and not common tumors.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Has anyone here heard of extragonadal germ cell cancer?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Yes: Yes, sure.Extragonadal germinal cell tumors are rare tumors, represent 5-10% of all germ cell tumor, that predominantly affect young males.Characterized by their location on the midline from the pineal gland to the coccyx, (most common in mediastinum) . In egct, no evidence of a primary malignancy is present in testes or ovaries . Seminoma accounts for 30-40% and carries the best survival rates.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Has anyone cured extragonadal germ cell cancer?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
Absolutely!: Most extragonadal germ cell tumors can be cured! the treatment depends on the type of tumor and where it is located. Some tumors, like mature teratomas, are cured when they are surgically removed. Others, like immature teratomas, require both surgery and chemotherapy. Ask your doctor to be honest with you about your chance for cure.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
And Lance Armstrong won Tour de France multipe times AFTER succesful treatment!
Jun 11, 2012
A 42-year-old member asked:

How long can someone live with a germ cell cancer?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
For life!: Germ cell tumors come from the testicles, the ovaries, or other early cells. They can often be completely cured! in fact, germ cell tumors can be cured after they have spread to many places in the body, which is not true for other cancers. Treatment may require surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Ask your doctor about your progrnosis. Lance armstrong had a germ cell cancer...So don't give up!

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