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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


invasive hydatidiform mole  listen  (in-VAY-siv HY-duh-TIH-dih-form …)

  A type of cancer that grows into the muscular wall of the uterus. It is formed after conception (fertilization of an egg by a sperm). It may spread to other parts of the body, such as the vagina, vulva, and lung. Also called chorioadenoma destruens.