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  • n. A malignant tumor of the testis arising from sperm-forming tissue.

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  • n. A form of testicular cancer

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  • n. malignant tumor of the testis; usually occurring in older men


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Latin sēmen, sēmin-, semen; see semen + -oma.


  • Slide 16: CHOICE OF DOSE  In radical radiotherapy choice of dose & fractionation regimen depends on following factors: -  Radio sensitivity of tumor -  e.g. radiosensitive tumor such as seminoma can be controlled by total dose of 30Gy / 4wks  While for moderately sensitive sq. cell ca. of head & neck higher doses of the order of 50-60Gy in 5-6wks is used.

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  • Over the last 20-40 years, reports in the literature indicate a decrease in the quality of sperm and an increase in the frequency of testicular malignancies (especially seminoma) [6] - [8].

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  • The non-seminoma subtype represents tumors of mixed histology, including embryonal carcinoma, teratoma, and polyembryoma, choriocarcinoma, or yolk sac tumor

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  • Especially in Britain, male patients are thankful for carboplatin's effects. 40 to 45 percent of men in England that have testicular cancer are plagued with seminoma.

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  • Studies have found that carboplatin is a safer drug for the first stage testicular cancer, seminoma, than taking the process of radiotherapy.

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  • Aberrant hypomethylation at this locus is one cause of Silver-Russell syndrome-a disease of asymmetry or hemihypertrophy associated with increased risk of malignancies including craniopharyngioma, testicular seminoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, and Wilms tumor

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  • It should be noted, however, that the findings are only try to seminoma testicular cancer, which is the most prevalent type.

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  • The seminoma subtype consists of cells that resemble CIS but that are not constrained within the seminiferous tubules.

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