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What is Ovarian Germ Cell Tumor?

Unlocking the possibility of ovarian cancer remission starts with knowing vital information about the disease.

Ovarian germ cell tumors marginally differ compared to other types of ovarian cancer, as they begin in the egg-producing part of the ovary. Germ cell tumors — which are benign or malignant tissue growths arising in several areas of the body — usually affects only one ovary. Cancerous germ cell tumors account for 2 percent of all ovarian cancers, deeming it a rare disease. These tumors, however, are curable regardless if diagnosed at an advanced stage.

Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors We Treat at New Hope Unlimited

The three main types of germ cell tumors occurring in women are:

Dermoid cysts

These benign or noncancerous tumors are the most common type of germ cell tumor. They mostly affect young women.


These malignant or cancerous tumors most often affect women in their twenties. Dysgerminomas can occur in both ovaries.

Nongerminomatous germ cell tumors

These malignant tumors usually affect only one ovary.

What are the Symptoms of Ovarian Germ Cell Tumor?

When ovarian germ cell tumors cause symptoms, they often include:

  • Abdominal swelling without weight gain in other body parts
  • Bleeding from the vagina after menopause
  • Pain, pressure, or a constant feeling of fullness in the stomach

If these signs and symptoms are frequent, persistent, and new to you — seek immediate medical attention.

Risk Factors for Ovarian Germ Cell Tumor

All women are at risk of ovarian cancer, but according to the American Cancer Society, the following factors increase its likelihood of occurring:

  • Getting older
  • BMI (body mass index) in the overweight or obese range
  • A family history of malignant diseases, such as:
    • Ovarian cancer
    • Breast cancer
    • Colorectal cancer
  • Using fertility treatment with in vitro fertilization (IVF)
  • Having a family cancer syndrome
  • Never having a full-term pregnancy
  • Having children at an age later than 35
  • Taking hormone therapy after menopause
  • Smoking and alcohol use

To prevent the onset or recurrence of ovarian germ cell tumors, discuss prevention with your doctor.

Tests for Ovarian Germ Cell Tumor in Women

Early detection is a vital factor in improving your Ovarian Germ Cell Tumor prognosis. A doctor may order the following tests and procedures to make an accurate ovarian cancer diagnosis:

  • Medical and physical exam
  • Pelvic exam
  • Blood tests
  • Laparotomy
  • Imaging tests, such as:
    • X-rays
    • Transvaginal ultrasound
    • Computed axial tomography (CT) scans
    • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans
    • Positron emission tomography (PET) scans
  • Serum tumor marker test
  • Removal of a sample tissue for testing (biopsy)

Why Choose Us for Alternative Ovarian Germ Cell Tumor Treatments?

Here at New Hope Unlimited, we personalize your plan of action to deliver the most advanced ovarian cancer treatment with minimal impact on your body. Your personal team of specialists, which includes medical, surgical, and gynecological oncologists, is supported by an extensively trained staff. Together, our cancer care team will communicate and collaborate at every step to raise your chances for successful ovarian germ cell tumor treatment.

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Our Patient-Centric Medical Facilities

At New Hope Unlimited, we pride ourselves in providing superior comfort, cleanliness, and cancer care at our 8,000 square foot medical treatment center in San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico. We worked with renowned architects and contractors to create the ideal space for recovery, which includes state-of-the-art lounge areas and spacious private in-rooms that assure the comfort of our patients and their loved ones.

To make our patients feel right at home, we equip each private ward with high-definition U.S. television, quality bedding, and high-speed internet connection. And with proper nutrition playing a vital role in cancer recovery, New Hope Unlimited also fulfills the dietary needs of each patient using fresh, organic produce to prepare breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners.

Comfort and cleanliness are also strictly implemented in our medical treatment rooms, which are equipped with the latest medical supplies and technology to provide the highest standard of care and treatment. Our medical center also has an in-house Hyperbaric Chamber, a well-established therapy for decompression sickness, exclusively available for our patients’ use.

Further, New Hope Unlimited has maintained its exceptional partnership with Hospital Migoo, a medical group composed of certified physicians and specialists committed to our patients’ care and well-being.

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1. Is it possible to have children after germ cell tumor alternative treatment?

If a cancerous tumor is found and treated early, with only one ovary involved, there might be a strong possibility of preserving your uterus and the unaffected ovary may remain fertile.

2. Can germ cell tumors spread to other parts of the body?

If not caught early, the most common sites for germ cell tumor metastasis are the lymph nodes, lungs, liver, and central nervous system. Rarely, these tumors can also spread to the bone, bone marrow, and other vital organs.


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