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Cancer.Net: Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor

Cancer.Net: Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor

A gestational trophoblastic tumor (GTT) is a rare cancer that occurs in women. A GTT is most commonly the result of an abnormal pregnancy due to an abnormal combination of a sperm and an egg. In other cases, a GTT is a cancerous growth that begins from a normal placenta (the organ that develops during pregnancy and connects the fetus [unborn baby] to the uterus). There are three types of GTT: (1) Hydatidiform mole, (2) Choriocarcinoma, and (3) Placental-site trophoblastic disease. This section of Cancer.Net on GTT includes statistics, risk factors, prevention methods, symptoms, diagnosis,staging, treatment options, clinical trial information, and questions patients should discuss with a doctor.


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