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A 36-year-old member asked:

With germ cell tumor that to deal with germ cell tumor cancer?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Clarify, can be CA.: These can be cancer. These are tumors of germ cells which can be from the gonads, or ovary and testis, or from outside these areas and occur during embryonic development. These can be cancerous or non-cancerous. Prognosis varies. Some, like seminoma, have a very good prognosis.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

Testicular cancer: what is a non seminomous germ cell tumor?

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Dr. Herbert Hoover
- Select Specialities - 52 years experience
Potentially serious: A nonseminomatous germ cell tumor is a malignancy that has multiple origins within the testicle. It is less common, but potentially more serious, than seminomas of the testicle. Early and aggressive treatment is necessay and can lead to cure in many patients that present with limited disease. Systemic chemotherapy is now available for patients that present with advanced tumors.
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