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How is a stage III ovarian germ cell tumor treated?

Treatment of a stage III dysgerminoma (most common ovarian germ cell tumor) involves surgery with or without chemotherapy. If the cancer involves both ovaries, the doctor may need to remove the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. Cancer that involves one ovary may be treated with removal of the affected ovary and fallopian tube, followed by a chemotherapeutic regimen. Other germ cell tumors are treated in a similar manner with surgery and chemotherapy. Radiation is generally not used to treat stage III cancer.

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