TITLE

seminoma

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1969
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "seminoma" is presented. The term refers cancer arising from male germ cells that makes up about half of all testicular malignancies. The disease is treated with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.
ACCESSION #
21245268

 

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