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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Choriocarcinoma and Adenocarcinoma
A good frind of mine was diagnosed with choriocarcinoma/ adenocarcinoma of the colon. We are aware that this is a very rare type of cancer. We are interested in the usual causes of this-where it originates, prognosis and possible treatments. We are in a rural area and realize travel will be necessary for treatment. Are there any centers that have had dealings with this type of cancer?
The National Cancer Institute contains information about choriocarcinoma otherwise known as gestational trophoblastic tumor. The link listed below will connect you to a page on the NCI website that contains consumer information about choriocarcinoma. The toolbar on the left side of the page contains links to information about the following:
- Stage Explanation
- Treatment Option Overview
- Hydatidiform Mole Placental-Site
- Gestational Trophoblastic Tumors
- Nonmetastatic Gestational Trophoblastic Tumors
- Good Prognosis Metastatic Gestational Trophoblastic Tumors
- Poor Prognosis Metastatic Gestational Trophoblastic Tumors
- Recurrent Gestational Trophoblastic Tumors
The National Cancer Institute also has a list of help options that contain information about a number of different ways you can find the information you need and get answers to your questions.
You can also find a list of accredited Comprehensive Cancer Centers to help you locate the closest treatment center.
Joanna M Brell, MD
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University