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At MD Anderson's Children's Cancer Hospital, we know your child's health and well being are your number one concern. Our renowned experts customize your child's care for childhood germ cell tumors, utilizing the most advanced treatments and techniques with the least impact on your child's growing body. As part of one of the world's most active cancer centers, Children's Cancer Hospital has remarkable experience and skill in these types of cancer. This can make a difference in your child's outcome.

At MD Anderson's Children's Cancer Hospital, we know your child's health and well being are your number one concern. Our renowned experts customize your child's care for childhood germ cell tumors, utilizing the most advanced treatments and techniques with the least impact on your child's growing body. As part of one of the world's most active cancer centers, Children's Cancer Hospital has remarkable experience and skill in these types of cancer. This can make a difference in your child's outcome.

Children's Art Project

Since 1973, our Children's Art Project has contributed more than $31 million to fund patient-focused programs at MD Anderson. 

What I learned from that time was resilience, faith and love. I realized how strong I was.

Elaine Turner

Caregiver

Customized care

A team of specially trained physicians follows your child throughout treatment, all the way to survivorship. They communicate closely with each other, and with you, to ensure comprehensive, personalized care. They are supported by full complement of health care professionals dedicated to your child's treatment, including nurses, physician assistants, therapists and others.

Children's Cancer Hospital offers clinical trials for innovative new treatments for soft tissue sarcoma. Behind the scenes we are working on groundbreaking basic science research to change the future of pediatric cancer.

Treating the whole child

Children's Cancer Hospital is designed just for children, with a full range of services and amenities that help make the child and family's experience as comfortable as possible. We go beyond medical care to deliver a comprehensive experience that treats the whole child.

And at Children's Cancer Hospital, your child benefits from the resources and expertise of one of the nation's top cancer centers.

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Facts

Understanding a disease is the first step toward finding the right care. Get the facts about childhood germ cell tumors, including the different types, how they start and who’s at risk.

Childhood germ cell tumor facts

Did You Know?

Our Children's Cancer Hospital provides opportunities for kids to be kids, through camps, field trips and special events. Learn more about our unique programs. 

Symptoms

Most cancers have the same symptoms as other, less serious conditions. Still, it’s important to know the signs.

Childhood germ cell tumor symptoms

Diagnosis

Blood tests, imaging exams and even surgical procedures are used to check for cancer. Learn what methods doctors use to diagnose childhood germ cell tumors, as well as how they determine their stage.

Childhood germ cell tumor diagnosis

Learn what methods doctors use to diagnose childhood germ cell tumors, as well as how they determine their stage.
Learn what methods doctors use to diagnose childhood germ cell tumors, as well as how they determine their stage.

Treatment

Common cancer treatments include chemotherapy, radiation treatment and surgery. Doctors select a treatment plan based on your diagnosis and disease stage.

Childhood germ cell tumors treatment

Clinical Trials

MD Anderson patients have access to clinical trials offering promising new treatments that cannot be found anywhere else.

Knowledge Center

Find the latest news and information about childhood germ cell tumors in our Knowledge Center, including blog posts, articles, videos, news releases and more.

myCancerConnection

Talk to someone who shares your cancer diagnosis and be matched with a survivor.

Prevention & Screening

Many cancers can be prevented with lifestyle changes and regular screening.

Counseling

MD Anderson has licensed social workers to help patients and their loved ones cope with cancer.

BY Kellie Bramlet

When Chase Jones was an 18-year-old baseball player at The University of North Carolina, he was diagnosed with germinoma, a type of brain tumor. The rest of his team shaved their heads in support.

Their gesture had a huge impact on Chase and led him to start the Vs. Cancer Foundation. The organization empowers sports teams, from little league to the pros, to raise awareness and money in hopes of ending childhood cancer.
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