germ cell tumour

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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