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How do other illnesses affect childhood extracranial germ cell tumors?

Certain genetic disorders, such Klinefelter's syndrome and Swyer's syndrome, can predispose children to develop extracranial germ cell tumors. Boys with undescended testicles are also more likely to be diagnosed with extracranial germ cell tumors. Having any illnesses that weakens your body, especially disease that attack the immune system, will make it more difficult to fight your tumor.

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