Surgery for Uterine Sarcoma
Surgery is used to diagnose, stage and treat uterine sarcoma. During the procedure, the surgeon removes as much of the tissue as possible. The following procedures may be used:
Even if the surgeon removes all the cancer visible at the time of surgery, some patients may be given chemotherapy or radiation therapy after surgery to kill any remaining cancer cells.
Uterine sarcoma is a rare type of uterine cancer that forms in muscle or other tissues of the uterus. It usually occurs after menopause. The two main types are leiomyosarcoma, which beings in smooth muscle cells, and endometrial stromal sarcoma, which begins in connective tissue cells.