Germ cell tumors care at Mayo Clinic

Germ cell tumors care at Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience diagnosing and treating germ cell tumors, including ovarian cancer and testicular cancer. They draw on this knowledge to provide you with a personalized treatment plan that provides you with exactly the care you need.

Your Mayo Clinic care team

At Mayo Clinic, specialists in urology, gynecology, surgery, pathology, medical oncology and radiation oncology work together to care for people with germ cell tumors. For children diagnosed with germ cell tumors, pediatric oncologists lead care teams with special expertise in caring for children. Other professionals are included as needed.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic doctors have access to the latest diagnosis and treatment technology to provide you with the best chance for a successful outcome.

Experts 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.

Nationally recognized expertise

Many types of germ cell tumors are very rare. Mayo Clinic doctors have experience diagnosing and treating these rare tumors.

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.

The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.

Expertise and rankings

Many types of germ cell tumors are very rare. Mayo Clinic doctors have experience diagnosing and treating these rare tumors.

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 Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for cancer care.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

Aug. 23, 2017
References
  1. National Cancer Institute. Childhood central nervous system (CNS) germ cell tumors treatment (PDQ). http://www.cancer.gov/types/brain/patient/child-cns-germ-cell-treatment-pdq. Accessed Sept. 12, 2016.
  2. National Cancer Institute. Childhood extracranial germ cell tumors treatment (PDQ). http://www.cancer.gov/types/extracranial-germ-cell/patient/germ-cell-treatment-pdq. Accessed Sept. 12, 2016.
  3. National Cancer Institute. Extragonadal germ cell tumors treatment (PDQ). http://www.cancer.gov/types/extragonadal-germ-cell/patient/extragonadal-treatment-pdq. Accessed Sept. 12, 2016.