Can gestational trophoblastic disease be prevented?
The only way to avoid the rare chance of developing gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) is to not get pregnant. But GTD is so rare that its prevention should not be a factor in family planning decisions.
Women with a history of one or more molar pregnancies should talk with their doctor to be sure they understand their risk for future molar pregnancies.
Last Medical Review: 09/26/2012
Last Revised: 09/26/2012