Extracranial Germ Cell Tumors—Patient Version

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Extracranial germ cell tumors are tumors that develop from germ cells (fetal cells that give rise to sperm and eggs) and can form in many parts of the body. They are most common in teenagers and can often be cured. Explore the links on this page to learn more about extracranial germ cell tumors, how they are treated, and clinical trials that are available.


Causes & Prevention

NCI does not have PDQ evidence-based information about prevention of extracranial germ cell tumors.


NCI does not have PDQ evidence-based information about screening for extracranial germ cell tumors.

Coping with Cancer

The information in this section is meant to help you cope with the many issues and concerns that occur when you have cancer.

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