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What are the treatment options for ovarian germ cell tumors?

Ovarian germ cell tumors are treated with some combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Surgery may involve removal of the entire uterus or the doctor may only remove one ovary and its associated fallopian tube. Radiation therapy involves the use of a high-energy beam to kill cancer cells located in a discrete location. Chemotherapeutic agents are often injected into the blood stream and can kill cancer cells anywhere in the body.

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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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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 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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