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Choriocarcinoma: Introduction

Choriocarcinoma: Rare cancer of the placenta. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Choriocarcinoma is available below.

Symptoms of Choriocarcinoma

Treatments for Choriocarcinoma

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Choriocarcinoma: Complications

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Causes of Choriocarcinoma

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Choriocarcinoma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Choriocarcinoma

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Hospitals & Clinics: Choriocarcinoma

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Choriocarcinoma: Rare Types

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Clinical Trials for Choriocarcinoma

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Statistics for Choriocarcinoma

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Definitions of Choriocarcinoma:

An aggressive malignant tumor arising from trophoblastic cells. The vast majority of cases arise in the uterus and represent gestational choriocarcinomas that derive from placental trophoblastic cells. Approximately half of the cases develop from a complete hydatidiform mole. A minority of cases arise in the testis or the ovaries. There is often marked elevation of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in the blood. Choriocarcinomas disseminate rapidly through the hematogenous route; the lungs are most frequently affected. --2004 - (Source - Diseases Database)

Choriocarcinoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Choriocarcinoma, or a subtype of Choriocarcinoma, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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