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Gestational trophoblastic tumour reading list

Men and women discussing gestational trophoblastic tumours

This page tells you about books and leaflets about a group of tumours known by doctors as gestational trophoblastic tumours (GTT for short). They include molar pregnancy, persistent trophoblastic disease, placental site trophoblastic tumour (PSTT), and choriocarcinoma. You can find a list of books about cancer, treatments, and living with cancer on our general reading list. This page has information about


Books by patients

I'm ill you know
Nikki Coombs
Authorhouse 2007
ISBN: 9781434335821

The personal story of a woman diagnosed with choriocarcinoma. She talks about the shock of living a normal life and suddenly being diagnosed with cancer. And having to make sense of the treatments and hospitals. The book also discusses the decisions she has to make and how the cancer affected her relationship with her family and friends.

My Molar Pregnancy: A Collection of Personal Stories From Diagnosis Through Recovery
Jennifer Wood
Publisher: Jennifer Wood
ISBN: 9780615212258

This American book contains more than 30 personal stories about molar pregnancy and choriocarcinoma. It includes descriptions of the experience of being diagnosed and having treatment. The chemotherapy treatments mentioned differ from those used in the UK. The book is not available in general book shops and can only be ordered from the author's own website.


Booklets and factsheets from other organisations

Molar pregnancy trophoblastic disease Information for patients patient information booklet
Updated in 2013 by Jan Everard
Available from Sheffield Trophoblastic Disease Centre, Weston Park Hospital, Sheffield

Information for patients with molar pregnancies or choriocarcinoma Hydatidiform Mole and Choriocarcinoma UK Information and Support Service (Charing Cross Hospital, London)

From Macmillan Cancer Support
Understanding chemotherapy
Coping with hair loss (also on audiotape and CD)
Diet and cancer (also on audiotape and CD)
Lost for words - how to talk to someone with cancer
Sexuality and cancer (also on audiotape and CD)
Talking about your cancer
Talking to children about cancer (also on audiotape and CD)


If you would like to recommend a book

GTT is a rare disease and there aren’t many books or leaflets written about it. Please contact us on our feedback form if you would like to recommend a book that you have found helpful. It helps us if you include the title, author, publisher's name and year, and ISBN number.

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Updated: 23 June 2016