Disease Information

Solid Tumor: Germ Cell Tumors (Solid Tumor)

Alternate Names: None

Definition


Incidence

Germ cell tumors account for 2-4 percent of all pediatric cancers. They occur in two peak periods during childhood:


Influencing Factors


Clinical Features and Symptoms


Survival Rates


Current Research

Germ cell tumors are very uncommon and many patients are cured with treatment. Ongoing research is focused on shortening the duration of chemotherapy with the hope that excellent survival can be maintained while decreasing the long-term effects of treatment.

 

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