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Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - General Information About Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumors

Note: Other PDQ summaries containing information related to extragonadal germ cell tumors include the following:

  • Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors Treatment
  • Testicular Cancer Treatment

Extragonadal germ cell tumors are rare and account for only a small percentage of all germ cell tumors. However, the true incidence of these tumors may conceivably be higher than originally thought because of failure to diagnose them properly.

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