Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumors—Patient Version

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Overview

Extragonadal germ cell tumors develop from germ cells (fetal cells that give rise to sperm and eggs). Extragonadal germ cell tumors form outside the gonads (testicles and ovaries). Explore the links on this page to learn more about extragonadal germ cell tumors, how they are treated, and clinical trials that are available.

Treatment

Causes & Prevention

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

Screening

NCI does not have PDQ evidence-based information about screening for extragonadal 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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