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Are childhood extracranial germ cell tumors life-threatening?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Childhood extracranial germ cell tumors can be fatal. For those who contract germ cell tumors, however, the prognosis (chance of recovery) is generally good (87%). Waiting too long for treatment can reduce your chances of recovery.

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