Uterine sarcoma is a cancer that develops in the muscle and supporting tissue of your uterus. It’s very rare, accounting for less than 1 percent of gynecological cancers and less than 5 percent of all uterine cancers. Uterine sarcoma isn’t the same as endometrial cancer, which is the most common gynecological cancer.
While the cause of cancer isn’t fully understood, we do know certain risk factors. Prior pelvic radiation therapy plays a role in up to 25 percent of uterine sarcoma cases. Other possible risk factors include African-American race, retinoblastoma (RB) due to an abnormal RB gene, and tamoxifen (Nolvadex) treatment for breast cancer.
Like any cancer, uterine sarcoma can interrupt your plans and prevent you from doing what you love. That’s why the experts at Goshen Center for Cancer Care strive to maintain your highest possible quality of life as you undergo treatment.
Are you looking for a second opinion or next steps after a diagnosis? Request an appointment or call (888) 492-4673 (HOPE) to talk with our oncology information specialists about how we treat uterine sarcoma in Goshen, IN.