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Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy is a uterine sarcoma treatment that uses drugs to stop the growth of cancer cells, by killing the cells or by stopping the cells from dividing. When chemotherapy is taken by mouth or injected into a vein or muscle, the drugs enter the bloodstream and reach cancer cells throughout the body (systemic chemotherapy). When chemotherapy is placed directly into the spinal column, an organ, or a body cavity such as the abdomen, the drugs mainly affect cancer cells in those areas (regional chemotherapy). The way that uterine sarcoma chemotherapy is administered will depend on the stage of the cancer being treated.
 
Hormone Therapy
Hormone therapy is a cancer treatment that removes hormones or blocks their action and stops cancer cells from growing. Hormones are substances that are produced by glands in the body and circulated in the bloodstream. Some hormones can cause certain cancers to grow. If tests show the cancer cells have places where hormones can attach (receptors), drugs, surgery, or radiation therapy will be needed to reduce the production of hormones or block them from working.
 

Uterine Sarcoma Treatment: Follow-up Care

Follow-up care after treatment for uterine sarcoma is important -- even when there are no longer any signs of cancer. Uterine sarcoma can recur if there are undetected cancer cells that remain somewhere in the body after treatment. Throughout your follow-up care, your doctor will monitor your recovery and check for recurrence of the cancer. Checkups help to ensure that any changes in your health are noted and treated if needed. Checkups may include:
 
  • A physical exam
  • A pelvic exam
  • Lab tests
  • X-rays
  • Computed tomography (CT) scans
  • Other tests.
 
Patients should contact the doctor if they experience any health problems between scheduled visits.
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