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Can gestational trophoblastic tumors be prevented?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

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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