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What is stage 3a germ cell cancer in males?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Testicular Cancer

The vast majority of germ cell cancer in males originates from the testes.
Staging depends on the size of the tumor, presence, size and extent of lymph nodes involved and the presence and extent of metastases (spread). Tumor markers (secreted by the cancer) in the blood are also included. Stage iiia (3a) means the cancer has spread to the lungs or lymph nodes far from the primary site.

In brief: Testicular Cancer

The vast majority of germ cell cancer in males originates from the testes.
Staging depends on the size of the tumor, presence, size and extent of lymph nodes involved and the presence and extent of metastases (spread). Tumor markers (secreted by the cancer) in the blood are also included. Stage iiia (3a) means the cancer has spread to the lungs or lymph nodes far from the primary site.
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