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Germ Cell Tumors is a Neoplasm which obtained from germ cells. It can be characterized into cancerous or non-cancerous cell. However germ cells are found in gonads i.e. in testis and ovary. The germ cells which are present outside the gonads are the birth defects during the development of embryo.
Symptoms and Treatment
Its symptoms vary from the type of tumor and its location. However swelling of abdomen, chest pain, breathing problems, cough and fever are common in all cases. The treatment of these diseases involves the staging surgery and chemotherapy of at least 3 cycles depending upon the type of tumor. Salpingoophorectomy and Oophorectomy are the other techniques used to treat the tumors.
Germ Cell Tumors causes the significant morbidity and mortality throughout the world. The incidence and the prevalence of this disease vary among the different population throughout the world. A study revealed that, Finland, Germ Cell Tumors affects 1-9% of the entire community. Age group between 15-30 years are mostly been affected by this disease.