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Germ Cell Tumors in Children – Just Diagnosed

Just Diagnosed

Diagnosing Germ Cell Tumors

In addition to a complete medical history and physical examination, diagnostic tests for germ cell tumors often include the following:

  • Blood tests: These may require taking samples for blood chemistry, blood cell count, genetics and certain proteins called tumor markers such as alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) and the beta subunit of the human chorionic gonadotropin (b-HCG) that are produced by some germ cell tumors.
  • Biopsy: A sample of tissue is removed and examined under a microscope to evaluate cell types, the extent of disease and other factors.
  • Imaging studies: There are several ways to get a clear picture of the tumor and surrounding structures, including:

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Germ Cell Tumors in Children – Just Diagnosed was last modified: February 8th, 2017 by Geoff Duncan

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