Uterine Sarcoma Cancer
A rare type of cancer, uterine sarcoma occurs when cancerous cells form in the uterine muscles or other tissues that support the uterus. It is not the same as endometrial cancer, a disease in which cancer cells start growing inside the lining of the uterus (endometrium). Though the exact cause of uterine sarcoma is unclear, certain factors, such as past treatment with radiation therapy to the pelvis, have been shown to increase a woman's risk.
Common symptoms of uterine sarcoma include:
- Bleeding from the vagina that is not related to menstrual periods
- Bleeding after menopause
- A mass in the vagina
- Pain or a feeling of fullness in the abdomen (stomach).