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How do medications treat gestational trophoblastic tumor?

The medications used to treat gestational trophoblastic tumors (GTTs) are chemotherapy drugs. These drugs act by killing all rapidly dividing cells, including tumor cells. They may be taken in pill form, or they may be injected into a vein. These drugs travel to all parts of the body through the bloodstream. They are particularly useful for disease that has spread outside the uterus. Some of the most commonly used chemotherapy drugs for GTTs are methotrexate, actinomycin D, cyclophosphamide, chlorambucil, vincristine, etoposide, and cisplatin.

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