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Who gets ovarian germ cell tumors?

While older women tend to get epithelial ovarian cancers, ovarian germ cell tumors affect younger women. Nearly 6 out of 10 ovarian cancers in women under the age of 20 fall into the ovarian germ cell cancer category. Ovarian germ cell tumors also tend to occur more often in Hispanic women than in Caucasian or African American women. The peak incidence occurs between the ages of 15 and 19.

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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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