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A 42-year-old member asked:

How long can someone live with a germ cell cancer?

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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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A 46-year-old member asked:

Odds of germ cell cancer?

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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.

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