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Are childhood extracranial germ cell tumors life-threatening?

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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