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Germ Cell (Overview)

Gamete. As often used in pathology, one of the diploid cells from which these may arise; for example, a germ cell tumor mimics the cells from which sperms and eggs arise. The future germ cells enter the embryo by a curious route and may also be called germ cells.


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What is the definition or description of: germ cell?

What is the definition or description of: germ cell?

Sperm or egg: Gamete. As often used in pathology, one of the diploid cells from which these may arise; for example, a germ cell tumor mimics the cells from which sperms and eggs arise. The future germ cells enter the embryo by a curious route and may also be called germ cells. ...Read more

Germ Cell (Overview)

Gamete. As often used in pathology, one of the diploid cells from which these may arise; for example, a germ cell tumor mimics the cells from which sperms and eggs arise. The future germ cells enter the embryo by a curious route and may also be called germ cells.


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What is the incidence for extragonadal germ cell tumors?

Very low: Compared to the gonadal germ cell tumors. The most common locations are the mediastinum, the pineal gland in the brain and the abdomen. ...Read more

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Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

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What treatments are for germ cell tumors?

Chemotherapy: I presume that you are talking about testicular cancers which are generally treated with chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Are mediastinal germ cell tumors known to be hereditary? I was cured, but my girlfriend is concerned if we were to have kids.

Germ cell tumors: These tumors are very rare and as such there isn' t enough information available to determine whether there is a genetic basis involved. ...Read more

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Odds of germ cell cancer?

Odds of germ cell cancer?

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. ...Read more

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Extragonadal germ cell tumor?

The gonads produce: Sperm in men (&testosterone) and eggs/ova in women (& estrogens), and these are also the sites of germ cell tumors. Outside the gonads, the mediastinum and brain (pineal) are the most common extragonadal sites. These are known to produce markers (hcg, alphafeto-protein) and responsve and curable with chemotherapy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is stage 3a germ cell cancer in males?

What is stage 3a germ cell cancer in males?

Germ Cell Tumors: Dominantly occur in testes and the medistinum in males, and the ovaries in females. Stage iii or 3 a does not meet testis staging, where where ajcc 6th ed calls 3 any metastasis. Usually germ cell tumors are divided between embryonal and yolk sac and teratoma, and then there are seminoma. All are highly curable in males. ...Read more

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Has anyone cured extragonadal germ cell cancer?

Has anyone cured  extragonadal germ cell cancer?

Yes: This is treated by a medical oncologist and may be cured with appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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