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What are side effects of ovarian germ cell tumor chemotherapy?

Ovarian germ cell tumors are very susceptible to chemotherapy, so it is often used as a treatment modality. Side effects include hair loss, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, mouth sores, difficulty concentrating, fatigue and weakness. Chemotherapy can affect your blood cells, causing anemia, increased susceptibility to infection, and easy bruising or bleeding. While you may have some of these side effects, you will likely not experience all of them.

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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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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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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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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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