Choriocarcinoma

Choriocarcinoma

Gestational Trophoblastic Disease, or GTD, is a rare kind of tumor that most of the time is not cancer. There are different kinds of GTD, based on what the tumor has in it and where it is. Hydatidiform mole Looks like a sac of fluid May be partial or complete Placenta does not develop the right way Invasive moles Grow and spread into the muscle layer of the uterus May go away on their own More likely to be cancer Choriocarcinoma Grows and spreads into the muscles and blood vessels of the uterus More likely to spread to other places of the body Often happens after a hydatidiform mole, pregnancy in your tubes, or abortion Spreads faster Placental-site trophoblastic tumor Grows and spreads into the muscles and blood vessels of the uterus where the placenta attaches May show signs months or years after a normal pregnancy Slow growing May spread to lungs, lymph nodes, or pelvis Epithelioid trophoblastic tumor Rare kind of tumor that may spread to the lungs May happen after a normal pregnancy May or may not be cancer

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