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Has anyone here heard of extragonadal germ cell cancer?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, many sites

Such tumors can occur outside testes and ovary including brain, chest, abdomen, or tailbone you may wish to visit the following site for more information.
www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/extragonadal-germ-cell.

In brief: Yes, many sites

Such tumors can occur outside testes and ovary including brain, chest, abdomen, or tailbone you may wish to visit the following site for more information.
www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/extragonadal-germ-cell.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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