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What do I need to know about caring for someone an ovarian germ cell tumor?

Caring for a loved one with an ovarian germ cell tumor may seem daunting and you may feel awkward or unsure of what to say. You can start by simply communicating your feelings and asking about what you can do to help. Preparing meals and assisting with housework and errands may be invaluable. If your loved one is in the hospital, you can help by bringing small gifts such as crossword puzzles, movies, or magazines. You can also accompany your loved one to doctor appointments or chemotherapy sessions.

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Are there different types of ovarian germ cell tumors?
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Yes, there are several different types of ovarian germ cell tumors. Dysgerminomas account for 35-50 ...
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What is an ovarian germ cell tumor?
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Ovarian germ cell tumors form when germ cells in the ovary become abnormal and begin to grow and div...
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What is the rate of incidence of ovarian germ cell tumors?
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The age adjusted rate of incidence of ovarian germ cell tumors is 0.41 per 100,000. Dysgerminomas ar...
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Are ovarian germ cell tumors serious?
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Ovarian germ cell tumors can be serious, particularly when they are not diagnosed and treated early....
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