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By Mayo Clinic Staff


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Rare brain tumor couldn't stop her

When your body needs water, you feel thirsty and drink. It's a pretty simple concept, but one that no longer works for Laurie Beach. A rare brain tumor left her with adipsic diabetes insipidus, an extremely rare disease that causes the body to lose its thirst response. The tumor — a supra cellar germinoma (or [...]

  • Teamwork. At Mayo Clinic, specialists in urology, gynecology, surgery, pathology, medical oncology and radiation oncology work together to care for people with germ cell tumors. Other professionals are included as needed.
  • Experience. Many types of germ cell tumors are very rare. Mayo Clinic doctors have experience diagnosing and treating these rare tumors.
  • A full range of treatment options to consider. Mayo Clinic doctors will work with you to review all of your treatment options and choose the treatment that best suits your needs and goals. Your treatment options will depend on the specifics of your tumor, but may include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
  • Comprehensive cancer center. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognizes scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.

May 21, 2013