This sourcebook has been created for patients who have decided to make education and Internet-based research an integral part of the treatment process. Although it gives information useful to doctors, caregivers and other health professionals, it also tells patients where and how to look for information covering virtually all topics related to extragonadal germ cell tumors, from the essentials to the most advanced areas of research. The title of this book includes the word official. This reflects the fact that the sourcebook draws from public, academic, government, and peer-reviewed research. Selected readings from various agencies are reproduced to give you some of the latest official information available to date on extragonadal germ cell tumors. Following an introductory chapter, the sourcebook is organized into three parts. PART I: THE ESSENTIALS; Chapter 1. The Essentials on Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumors: Guidelines; Chapter 2. Seeking Guidance; Chapter 3. Clinical Trials and Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumors; PART II: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ADVANCED MATERIAL; Chapter 4. Studies on Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumors; Chapter 5. Books on Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumors; Chapter 6. Multimedia on Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumors; Chapter 7. Physician Guidelines and Databases; PART III. APPENDICES; Appendix A. Researching Your Medications; Appendix B. Researching Alternative Medicine; Appendix C. Researching Nutrition; Appendix D. Finding Medical Libraries; Appendix E. Your Rights and Insurance; ONLINE GLOSSARIES; EXTRAGONADAL GERM CELL TUMORS GLOSSARY; INDEX. Related topics include: Adenocarcinoma of the vagina, Cancer vagina, Chorioblastoma, choriocarcinoma, Chorioepithelioma, Dermoid cyst malignant, embryonal carcinoma, endodermal sinus , Endodermal sinus tumor, Gestational trophoblastic disease, Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia, Immature teratoma, Invasive/malignant mole, Lymphoma, Mediastinal lymphadenopathy, Mediastinal mass, Melanoma of the vagina, Neurogenic tumors.