Can gestational trophoblastic disease be prevented?
The only way to avoid the rare chance of developing gestational trophoblastic (jeh-STAY-shuh-nul troh-fuh-BLAS-tik) disease (GTD) is to not get pregnant. But GTD is so rare that its prevention should not be a factor in family planning decisions for women who have never been affected by it.
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: 02/06/2014
Last Revised: 02/09/2016