What is choriocarcinoma?This is a rare type of cancer of the placenta, sometimes preceded by the appearance of a hydatidiform mole, which usually occurs during childbearing years. A microscopically similar cancer can occur as testicular cancer in men. It spreads very rapidly, metastasizes to other parts of the body particularly to the lungs and until 10 years ago was considered fatal. It was, however, the first malignancy which proved to be curable by chemotherapy after it had metastasized.
Side effectsClinically, cycle-autonomous vaginal draining and an absence of relapse of the uterus after birth are in the frontal area. Also, contingent upon the movement of the tumor, metastases (hematogen in the lungs, vagina, cerebrum, liver) with relating side effects can be found.
DiagnosticsResearch facility science shows an enormous increment in Beta-HCG. The tumor is recognized by curettage with resulting histological handling.
TreatmentContingent upon the level of danger, polychemotherapy. Okay: Curative polychemotherapy with methotrexate, actinomycin D, cyclophosphamide and etoposide. High Risk: Curative polychemotherapy with methotrexate, actinomycin D, cyclophosphamide and etoposide.
An endeavor is made to maintain a strategic distance from hysterectomy, yet this can be shown on account of exceptionally substantial seeping regardless of the subsequent sterility.