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Choriocarcinoma in Females - Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated on Mar 01, 2016
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Q: Which doctor should I consult for choriocarcinoma in females?

A: Women may consult their gynecologist for issues on vaginal bleeding or in the case of complications in pregnancy, where there is no movement of the fetus.

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Q: What are the different types of gestational trophoblastic diseases?

A: The different types of gestational trophoblastic diseases, include placental site trophoblastic tumor, invasive mole, partial hydatidiform mole, choriocarcinoma, epithelioid trophoblastic tumor, and complete hydatidiform mole.

Q: What is the incidence of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia from all types of pregnancies?

A: The incidence of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia resulting from all types of pregnancies is 1:40 000.

Q: What is non-gestational ovarian choriocarcinoma?

A: Non-gestational ovarian choriocarcinoma is an extremely rare form of choriocarcinoma. Metastases to the brain indicate the poor outcome of the disease. Surgery along with chemotherapy and radiotherapy is the suggested order of treatment for non-gestational ovarian choriocarcinoma. Periodic follow-up of hCG levels will alert an individual to any future risk of developing the condition.

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