Gestational Trophoblastic Disease

Fast Facts

  • Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) is a group of rare diseases in which abnormal trophoblast cells grow inside the uterus after conception.
  • GTD can be treated and in the majority of cases the treatment results in a cure. 
  • Most women who have had a single incidence of GTD can go on to have normal pregnancies.
  • Hydatidiform mole (HM) is the most common type of GTD.
  • Signs of GTD include abnormal vaginal bleeding and a uterus that is larger than normal.

Additional Resources

The International Society for the Study of Trophoblastic Disease has helpful information and frequently asked questions for patients.

The National Cancer Institute is a reliable source for in-depth information about many cancers including GTD.

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