Gestational Trophoblastic Disease

The UofL Brown Cancer Center is dedicated to providing you the best care for gestational trophoblastic disease. A team of gynecologic oncologists, radiation oncologists, reconstructive surgeons, colorectal surgeons, pathologists and radiologists will collaborate to provide a personalized treatment for you. 

Gestational trophoblastic disease is a rare form of cancer in women. It happens with the egg and sperm do not combine correctly. Gestational trophoblastic disease starts in the uterus (womb) during the time women can have children.

Gestational trophoblastic disease may first occur as a molar pregnancy. A molar pregnancy is when the egg and sperm join but do not develop into a baby.  Instead, the tissue looks abnormal and has many cysts. A molar pregnancy is not cancer and does not go outside of the uterus.

After a molar pregnancy, a woman may develop a gestational trophoblastic tumor. This happens when the abnormal tissue comes back or spreads outside of the uterus. This is sometimes called an invasive mole, choriocarcinoma, or placental site trophoblastic tumor. Sometimes this can happen after a normal pregnancy.

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