Your doctor can give you information about your own outlook (prognosis).

You can also talk about this with the Cancer Research UK nurses on freephone 0808 800 4040, from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Survival for molar pregnancy

Virtually all women who have a molar pregnancy will be cured. Doctors remove all the abnormal molar tissue with surgery and most women need no further treatment.

In a small number of women some abnormal cells remain and may spread into the deeper layers of the womb or other parts of the body. This is called persistent trophoblastic disease. Chemotherapy can then usually completely get rid of all the abnormal cells.

Future pregnancies

If you have had a molar pregnancy, the risk of developing a second molar pregnancy in the future is quite small. Around 1 out of 100 women (1%) have another molar pregnancy. This means that more than 98 out of every 100 women (98%) who become pregnant after a molar pregnancy will have a normal pregnancy.

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