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Childhood Germ Cell Tumors Symptoms

The exact symptoms of a childhood germ cell tumor will depend on where it forms. People with a specific diagnosis can see our pages on childhood brain cancer, ovarian cancer and testicular cancer for specific symptom information.

In general, though, childhood germ cell tumor symptoms can include:

  • Lump in abdomen or lower back or testicle
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Breast growth (for testicular germ cell tumors)
  • In females, no period or unusual bleeding
  • Fever
  • Constipation
  • Headaches
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Excessive hair growth
  • Weakness in legs
  • Early entry into puberty
  • Diabetes
  • Hormonal abnormalities
  • Frequent urination

These symptoms do not always mean your child has a childhood germ cell tumor. However, it is important to discuss any symptoms with your doctor, since they may signal other health problems.

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