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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 testicular cancer and 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’ reflects the appearance of the tumour cells, which resemble the …
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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 testicular cancer made up of more than one type of germ-cell tumour. The types of germ cell tumours that may be found in a mixed germ cell tumour are seminoma, embryonal carcinoma, yolk sac tumour, teratoma, and choriocarcinoma. Mixed germ-cell tumours …
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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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