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What increases my risk for an ovarian germ cell tumor?

While risk factors for epithelial ovarian cancer are well defined, doctors and scientists know very little about risk factors for ovarian germ cell tumors. People with certain rare genetic conditions, however, may be more likely to develop this form of cancer. Swyer syndrome is one such condition.

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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 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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