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Uterine Sarcoma Treatment by Stage

When planning treatment for uterine sarcoma, it's important to know the stage, or extent, of the disease. As is the case with other forms of cancer, decisions about uterine sarcoma treatment are often based on the stage of the disease. The stages of uterine sarcoma include stages I- IV and recurrent forms of the cancer. The following article breaks down options for uterine sarcoma treatment by stage of the cancer.

Uterine Sarcoma Treatment by Stage: An Introduction

Uterine sarcoma treatment options vary based on:
 
 
In general, uterine sarcoma treatment options can include:
 
  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Hormone therapy.
 
Uterine sarcoma stages include:
 
  • Stage I
  • Stage II
  • Stage III
  • Stage IV
  • Recurrent.
 

Treatment for Stage I Uterine Sarcoma

Treatment for stage I uterine sarcoma may include:
 
  • Surgery (total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, and lymphadenectomy)
  • Surgery, followed by radiation therapy to the pelvis
  • Surgery, followed by chemotherapy.
 

Treatment for Stage II Uterine Sarcoma

Treatment of stage II uterine sarcoma may include:
 
  • Surgery (total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, and lymphadenectomy)
  • Surgery, followed by radiation therapy to the pelvis
  • Surgery, followed by chemotherapy.
 
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