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How do I care for someone with germ cell tumors?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

To improve your child's chances of recovery, follow the treatment schedule for extracranial germ cell tumor set by your child's doctor. If your child has been prescribed chemotherapy drugs, make sure that they are taken in the proper dosage and at the proper times. Take your child on regular doctor visits for blood tests and other means your doctor takes to monitor the progress of your treatment. Even if your child's tumor has been obliterated, it may recur in the future. Continue to visit your child's doctor regularly, monitor them for symptoms of another tumor, and help them maintain a generally healthful lifestyle by encouraging moderate exercise and preparing foods that are low in fat, sugar, and sodium and high in protein, vitamins, and minerals.

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