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Does surgery treat leiomyosarcoma?

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Treatment for leiomyosarcoma depends on the stage of your cancer. If you have early stage cancer (stage I or II), you may only need surgery to treat your leiomyosarcoma. Surgery is the most common treatment for leiomyosarcoma. During surgery, doctors will try to remove the entire tumor or tumors to keep the cancer from growing and spreading to other areas of your body. They'll also check the organ or areas near your tumor to see if the cancer has spread. Depending on where your tumor is located, this may include organs such as the uterus and ovaries and the peritoneum, which is the thin membrane lining your pelvis and abdominal area.

From: What Is Leiomyosarcoma? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Questions to Ask About Soft Tissue Sarcomas.”

Canadian Cancer Society: “Supportive Care for Soft Tissue Sarcoma.”

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: "Leiomyosarcoma."

Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation: “Coping with the Trauma of Leiomyosarcoma.”

Macmillan Cancer Support: "Leiomyosarcomas (LMS)."

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: "What's New in Leiomyosarcoma."

National LeioMyoSarcoma Foundation: "Biopsy," "What is Leiomyosarcoma?"

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Leiomyosarcoma."

Sarcoma Foundation of America: "Uterine Leiomyosarcoma."

The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative: “An Introduction to Leiomyosarcoma of the Bone and Soft Tissue.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on June 28, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Questions to Ask About Soft Tissue Sarcomas.”

Canadian Cancer Society: “Supportive Care for Soft Tissue Sarcoma.”

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: "Leiomyosarcoma."

Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation: “Coping with the Trauma of Leiomyosarcoma.”

Macmillan Cancer Support: "Leiomyosarcomas (LMS)."

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: "What's New in Leiomyosarcoma."

National LeioMyoSarcoma Foundation: "Biopsy," "What is Leiomyosarcoma?"

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Leiomyosarcoma."

Sarcoma Foundation of America: "Uterine Leiomyosarcoma."

The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative: “An Introduction to Leiomyosarcoma of the Bone and Soft Tissue.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on June 28, 2019

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