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Childhood Germ Cell Tumor Symptoms

The symptoms of childhood germ cell tumors can vary depending on the type of tumor. Some common symptoms include: 

  • A solid mass or lump
  • Headaches
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Excessive hair growth
  • Weakness in legs
  • Early entry into puberty
  • Diabetes
  • Constipation
  • Hormonal abnormalities
  • Frequent urination

If your child has been diagnosed with a germ cell tumor, we’re here to help. Call 1-877-632-6789 to make an appointment or request an appointment online.

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  • Access to novel therapies and state-of-the-art technologies before most children’s hospitals
  • We see more types of cancer than any other children’s hospital in Texas
  • Family-centered care that actively involves parents in their child’s treatment
  • A strong cancer research program focused on developing new therapies for pediatric patients
  • Comprehensive support services such as an accredited school program, creative arts, child life and career counseling
  • An Adolescent and Young Adult Program that specializes in the unique medical and psychological needs of patients aged 15-25

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