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Treatment for Uterine Sarcoma

Treatment for this disease will vary, based on:
 
  • The size and location of the tumor
  • The uterine sarcoma stage
  • The patient's general health
  • Whether the cancer has just been diagnosed or has come back.
 
In general, treatments options for uterine sarcoma can include:
 
  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Hormone therapy.
 
Patients should work with their doctor to develop a treatment plan that meets their medical needs and personal values. Choosing the most appropriate treatment is a decision that ideally involves the patient, the family, and the healthcare team.
 
(Click Uterine Sarcoma Treatment for more information about treatment of this condition.)
 

Summary

Key information about uterine sarcoma includes the following:
 
  • Uterine sarcoma is a rare disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the muscles of the uterus or other tissues that support the uterus
  • Having received radiation therapy to the pelvic area can increase the risk of developing uterine sarcoma
  • Possible signs of this disease include abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Tests that are used to diagnose uterine sarcoma include Pap tests, a endometrial biopsy, and a D&C
  • In general, treatment options may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and hormone therapy.

 

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