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Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) is a term for a group of rare tumors that form in the tissue that surrounds an egg after it is fertilized. Although rare, it can be found in pregnant women.

Overview

Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) is a rare pregnancy-related cancer in women, in which tumors grow inside the women’s uterus after conception.

Most GTD is benign (not cancer) and does not spread, but some types become malignant (cancer) and spread to nearby tissues or distant parts of the body. Signs of GTD include abnormal vaginal bleeding and a uterus that is larger than normal.

Our multidisciplinary team of oncologists may use tests that examine the uterus to find and diagnosis GTD. The Gynecologic Cancer Center provides comprehensive care to women with early diagnosis being our primary focus.