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How are recurrent ovarian germ cell tumors treated?

Sometimes, ovarian germ cell tumors recur after treatment. If you have a recurrent dysgerminoma, you may need more chemotherapy. Depending on the extent of the recurrence, the doctor may also wish to add radiation therapy to your treatment regimen. Other recurrent ovarian germ cell tumors may be treated with surgery alone, chemotherapy alone, or with surgery and chemotherapy together. If you have already had chemotherapy, the doctor may decide to try a different regimen.

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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 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 there different types of ovarian germ cell tumors?
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