Germ cells are the cells in your body that make up your reproductive cells – your sperm or eggs. Germ cell cancer affects men and women in the form of tumours in the testicles or ovaries (AKA the gonads) – but also rarely in the form of extra-gonadal germ cell tumours, which can affects areas such as the brain, chest and abdomen. These tumours are still forms of testicular or ovarian cancer, just found outside the gonads (hence, extra-gonadal). 7 people per day are diagnosed with germ cell cancer in the UK – but if it’s detected early, it’s over 90% curable – and that’s where we come in!
If you’d like to know more about the different types of germ cell cancer, then follow the links below: