Uterine Sarcoma

Uterine sarcoma forms in the muscles of the uterus. It can also grow in the tissues that support the uterus.

This kind of cancer is very rare. Two factors can mean you're at high risk. Take extra care if you've:

  • Had radiation to your pelvis
  • Taken tamoxifen for breast cancer

You can manage this risk. Get a pelvic exam each year. Also, tell your doctor about any bleeding you have in your vagina.

Do You Have Uterine Sarcoma?

You'll want to tell your provider if you have:

  • Unexpected bleeding
  • A mass in your vagina
  • Pain or a feeling of fullness in your belly
  • Frequent peeing
fallopian tube, ovary and uterus
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A diagnosis requires more tests, like: 

  • A pelvic exam
  • Pap test
  • Ultrasound
  • Biopsy or removal of your uterus lining

Treatment Options

You have options for treatment. They include: 

  • Surgery
  • Radiation
  • Chemo
  • Hormone therapy

We'll work with you to figure out a customized plan.


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