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When is surgery necessary for leiomyosarcoma?

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Surgery is the most common treatment for leiomyosarcoma. Your surgeon will take out the tumor and some of the tissue around it.

Women who have cancer in their uterus will need surgery to have the organ taken out. They also may have their fallopian tubes and ovaries removed if the cancer has spread there.

From: What Is Leiomyosarcoma? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: "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."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on June 28, 2019

SOURCES:

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: "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."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on June 28, 2019

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