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How is a stage II ovarian germ cell tumor treated?

Treatment of a stage II dysgerminoma (the most common ovarian germ cell tumor) involves some combination of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. If you have one affected ovary and you wish to have children in the future, the doctor may be able to remove the affected ovary and its associated fallopian tube, leaving the uterus and other ovary. You would likely receive adjuvant chemotherapy after your surgery in this case. If your disease is more extensive, the doctor may need to remove the uterus with both ovaries, and you may need to undergo chemotherapy and radiation afterwards. Other stage II ovarian germ cell tumors may be treated surgically with or without adjuvant chemotherapy.

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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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What is an ovarian germ cell tumor?
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