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What determines the prognosis of ovarian germ cell tumors?

Ovarian germ cell tumor prognosis depends on a number of factors including tumor type, size, stage, and your overall health. Yolk sac tumors carry a poor prognosis compared to dysgerminomas. Also, those with markedly elevated tumor markers A fetoprotein (AFP) and B human chorionic gonadotropin (B HCG) carry a poorer prognosis. Your doctor can help you figure out your prognosis.

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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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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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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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