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How long can someone live with a germ cell cancer?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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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