Germ Cell Tumours Symptoms

Germ cell tumours | TRM Trust and Private Care - The Royal Marsden

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Signs and symptoms ... The symptoms depend on where the tumour develops. Usually a lump appears which can be felt, for example: swelling of a testis, abdominal ...

https://www.royalmarsden.nhs.uk/your-care/cancer-types/paediatric-cancers/germ-cell-tumours

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Germ Cell Tumors in Children | Cedars-Sinai

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What are the symptoms of germ cell tumors in a child? · A lump or mass · Belly (abdominal) pain · Chest pain · Trouble breathing · Trouble with eyesight · Fever · Pain ...

https://www.cedars-sinai.org/health-library/diseases-and-conditions---pediatrics/g/germ-cell-tumors-in-children.html

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Testicular Cancer (Germ Cell Tumors) | Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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Find up-to-date information about testicular cancer (germ cell tumors) and learn about risk factors for developing this disease.

https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/types/testicular-germ-cell-tumors

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What is Stage 4 germ cell cancer?

Stage 4 is the most advanced and last stage of ovarian cancer. It means cancer has spread to distant areas or organs (outside the abdomen and pelvis) in your body. Cancerous cells may be found in the spleen, liver, lungs or other organs of the body.

What causes extragonadal germ cell tumors?

The cause of Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumors is not completely understood. It is believed to occur due to the abnormal migration of precursors of sperm and ovum during development. Some factors that may be responsible for its development include: Genetic defects in the number of X chromosomes such as Klinefelter syndrome, Turner syndrome, etc.

How is a stage IV germ cell tumor treated?

Treatment of a stage IV dysgerminoma (most common germ cell tumor type) is similar to that for stage III disease. The doctor will likely perform surgery to remove one or both ovaries, and then you may have to undergo chemotherapy. Treatment of other stage IV germ cell tumors also involves surgery with or without chemotherapy.

What is a malignant germ cell tumor?

Malignant germ cell tumor: Introduction. Malignant germ cell tumor: Malignant tumors that are made up of germ cells which are immature cells that eventually become reproductive system tissues in males and females. The symptoms depend on the location of the tumor which may occur in the ovaries, testes or anywhere along the body's midline such as...

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