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Can gestational trophoblastic tumors be prevented?

Unfortunately, the only reliable way to prevent a gestational trophoblastic tumor (GTT) is to avoid becoming pregnant. However, GTTs are so rare that it is generally not reasonable to avoid becoming pregnant just to eliminate your chances of getting them. The only exception might be women who have had a previous hydatidiform mole because they have an approximately 1% chance of developing another one in a future pregnancy.

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How is the most common type of gestational trophoblastic tumor classified?
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Hydatidiform moles, the most common type of gestational trophoblastic tumor (GTT), are classified as...
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What is the rate of incidence of gestational trophoblastic tumors?
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In the United States, hydatidiform moles develop in approximately 1 in every 1000 to 1500 pregnancie...
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Where do gestational trophoblastic tumors spread?
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Gestational trophoblastic tumors (GTTs) can spread from the inside of the uterus through the muscles...
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Can I get pregnant after having a gestational trophoblastic tumor?
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