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Yolk sac tumour of the testis

What is a yolk-sac tumour? Yolk-sac tumour is a type of cancer. In males, the tumour often starts in the testicle where it is part of a group of cancers known as germ-cell tumours. Yolk-sac tumour is the most common type of testicular tumour in young children and it typically responds well to chemotherapy. Germ …
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Embryonal carcinoma of the testis

What is embryonal carcinoma? Embryonal carcinoma is a type of cancer. In males, the tumour often starts in the testicle where it is part of a group of cancers known as germ-cell tumours. Embryonal carcinoma is an aggressive type of germ-cell tumour that frequently spreads to other parts of the body. The name ‘embryonal carcinoma’ …
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Mixed germ cell tumour of the testis

What is a mixed germ-cell tumour? A mixed germ-cell tumour is a type of cancer. In males, most mixed germ-cell tumours start in the testicles but they may be found anywhere in the body. Mixed germ-cell tumours usually occur in young adults and are rarely seen in prepubertal children or adults older than 50 years …
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Granular cell tumour

What is a granular cell tumour? Granular cell tumour is a non-cancerous type of tumour made up of large pink granular cells. The tumour is believed to originate from cells normally found in neural tissue such as a nerve. Granular cell tumours can develop anywhere in the body although they are most commonly found inside …
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Giant cell tumour of tendon sheath

What is a giant cell tumour of tendon sheath? Giant cell tumour of tendon sheath is a non-cancerous tumour that commonly occurs in the fingers of the hand. It can also involve the large joints of the body such as the knee and elbow. Joints connect two bones together and are important for movement. Although …
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