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Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD)

Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) is a group of rare diseases that can occur in the uterus once a woman becomes pregnant.

GTD is named because the disease begins in the trophoblast, the layer of cells that surrounds the newly formed embryo. Some types of gestational trophoblastic disease can develop into cancer, which is why it’s important that they be diagnosed as early as possible.

Women treated early by a gynecologic oncologist have twice the survival rates of those not treated by a cancer specialist. Inova Cancer Institute and Inova Women's Services work together seamlessly to provide a comprehensive treatment program for women with cancer of the cervix, ovaries, uterus, or other reproductive organs. Our multidisciplinary team of gynecologic oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, and pathologists coordinate the best care for each patient from diagnosis to treatment to monitoring for recurrence.