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Can extragonadal germ cell tumors be prevented?

Because no one knows the exact cause of extragonadal germ cell tumors, it is difficult to determine how to prevent this disease. You have no control over risk factors, such as your sex, age, or having Klinefelter syndrome. Most doctors will recommend a generally healthful lifestyle: eating right and exercising.

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