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How are low-risk and high-risk metastatic GTTs treated?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The classification of metastatic gestational trophoblastic tumors into low-risk and high-risk groups provides useful information to guide therapy and estimate prognosis. Low-risk disease is associated with a very good prognosis and high-risk with a poorer prognosis. Low-risk disease can often be treated with just a single type of chemotherapy drug. If this is not successful, one or more other types of chemotherapy should be added. High-risk disease should always be treated with more than one chemotherapy agent. Radiation therapy may also be used for areas where the tumor has spread, especially the brain.

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