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A 41-year-old member asked:

Has anyone cured extragonadal germ cell cancer?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 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 47 years experience
And Lance Armstrong won Tour de France multipe times AFTER succesful treatment!
Jun 11, 2012
Dr. Howard Adler
Urology 31 years experience
Yes: This is treated by a medical oncologist and may be cured with appropriate therapy.

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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 23 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 46-year-old member asked:

Odds of germ cell cancer?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 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.

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