Extracranial Germ Cell Tumor, Childhood

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Extracranial Germ Cell Tumor, Childhood

Childhood extracranial germ cell tumor is a rare cancer found in the reproductive organs (testicles in males, ovaries in females), that travel to other parts of the body other than the brain (e.g. chest, abdomen, or tailbone). The cause of most childhood extracranial germ cell tumors is unknown, but certain genetic disorders, such as Klinefelter syndrome or Swyer syndrome, or undescended tesciles can be risk factors. Symptoms of childhood extracranial germ cell tumors depends on the type of tumor and where it is in the body. Other conditions can cause similar symptoms. You should check with a doctor if your child has a visible lump in the testicles or abdomen, especially with fever, constipation, or unusual vaginal bleeding. Treatment and prognosis also depends on the type of germ cell tumor, where the tumor began to grow, the stage of cancer, the patient’s age and general health, and whether the cancer has just been diagnosed or has come back. Treatment options include chemotherapy, surgery, or watchful waiting.

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Active Surveillance, Bleomycin, Carboplatin, Etoposide, or Cisplatin in Treating Pediatric and Adult Patients With Germ Cell Tumors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Adult Germ Cell Tumor; Childhood Extracranial Germ Cell Tumor; Childhood Germ Cell Tumor; Extragonadal Embryonal Carcinoma; Grade 2 Immature Ovarian Teratoma; Grade 3 Immature Ovarian Teratoma; Malignant Germ Cell Tumor; Stage I Ovarian Choriocarcinoma; Stage I Ovarian Embryonal Carcinoma; Stage I Ovarian Teratoma; Stage I Ovarian Yolk Sac Tumor; Stage I Testicular Choriocarcinoma AJCC v6 and v7; Stage I Testicular Embryonal Carcinoma AJCC v6 and v7; Stage I Testicular Yolk Sac Tumor AJCC v6 and v7; Stage II Ovarian Choriocarcinoma; Stage II Ovarian Embryonal Carcinoma; Stage II Ovarian Yolk Sac Tumor; Stage II Testicular Choriocarcinoma AJCC v6 and v7; Stage II Testicular Embryonal Carcinoma AJCC v6 and v7; Stage II Testicular Yolk Sac Tumor AJCC v6 and v7; Stage III Ovarian Choriocarcinoma; Stage III Ovarian Embryonal Carcinoma; Stage III Ovarian Yolk Sac Tumor; Stage III Testicular Choriocarcinoma AJCC v6 and v7; Stage III Testicular Embryonal Carcinoma AJCC v6 and v7; Stage III Testicular Yolk Sac Tumor AJCC v6 and v7; Stage IV Ovarian Choriocarcinoma; Stage IV Ovarian Embryonal Carcinoma; Stage IV Ovarian Yolk Sac Tumor; Testicular Mixed Choriocarcinoma and Embryonal Carcinoma; Testicular Mixed Choriocarcinoma and Teratoma; Testicular Mixed Choriocarcinoma and Yolk Sac Tumor

 

Last Updated: 3 Aug 2018

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