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Germ-Cell Tumors

  • Giannis Mountzios
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Abstract

Cancer originating from germ cells is a special disease, characterized by increased incidence in young men (18–40 years) and extremely good prognosis, even if it is diagnosed in advanced stages. The vast majority of these cancers are originated in the gonads (testicles), while a small percentage of germ cell tumors may appear in midline extragonadal locations that are embryologically developed from the central crest (epiphysis, mediastinum, retro peritoneum).

Keywords

Germ cell tumors Testicular cancer Seminoma Non-seminoma Yolk sac Teratoma Embryonal carcinoma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giannis Mountzios
    • 1
  1. 1.Oncology DepartmentHenry Dunant Hospital CenterAthensGreece

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