Gestational trophoblastic disease

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If gestational trophoblastic disease spreads

Cancer cells can spread from the uterus to other parts of the body. This spread is called metastasis.

Understanding how a type of cancer usually grows and spreads helps your healthcare team plan your treatment and future care. If gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) spreads, it can spread to the following:

  • muscle layer of the uterus (myometrium)
  • vagina
  • spleen
  • kidneys
  • pelvis
  • colon and small intestine
  • lung
  • brain
  • liver


A teenaged girl sitting on her bed I was in total shock when I heard the diagnosis of cancer. Cancer to me was an adult’s disease. Being a 13-year-old teenager, it certainly wasn’t even on my radar.

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