ChoriocarcinomaChorioblastoma; Trophoblastic tumor; Chorioepithelioma; Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia; Cancer - choriocarcinoma
Choriocarcinoma is a fast-growing cancer that occurs in a woman's uterus (womb). The abnormal cells start in the tissue that would normally become the placenta. This is the organ that develops during pregnancy to feed the fetus.
Choriocarcinoma is a type of gestational trophoblastic disease.
National Cancer Institute website. Gestational trophoblastic disease treatment (PDQ) – health professional version. www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/gestationaltrophoblastic/HealthProfessional. Updated February 25, 2015. Accessed April 30, 2018.
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