Uterine Sarcoma Treatment
For women with uterine sarcoma, treatment may involve surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, or a combination of methods. Surgery is the most commonly used method of treating uterine sarcoma. In cases of uterine sarcoma, treatment recommendations will be based on factors such as the size and location of the tumor, the stage of the disease, and the patient's general health.
Uterine sarcoma treatment options vary based on:
- The size and location of the tumor
- The uterine sarcoma stage (see Uterine Sarcoma Stages)
- The patient's general health
- Whether the cancer has just been diagnosed or has come back.
In general, uterine sarcoma treatment options can include:
- Radiation therapy
- Hormone therapy.
Doctors should describe the uterine sarcoma treatment options available and the expected results of each. Patients should work with their doctor to develop a treatment plan that meets their medical needs and personal values. Choosing the most appropriate uterine sarcoma treatment is a decision that ideally involves the patient, the family, and the healthcare team.
Many women with uterine sarcoma want to take an active part in making decisions about their medical care and learn all they can about their treatment choices. However, the shock and stress after a uterine sarcoma diagnosis can make it hard to think of everything to ask the doctor. Some patients find that it is helpful to make a list of uterine sarcoma questions before an appointment.