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Do extracranial germ cell tumors affect children differently than adults?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Girls are much more likely to develop a germ cell tumor than adult women. In both boys and men, over 90% of testicular cancer is germ cell cancer. An adult man (over 20) is more likely to contract testicular cancer than a child.

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