Uterine Cancer Directory
Uterine cancer is cancer of the uterus. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about uterine cancer, its risk factors, how to treat it, and much more.
A uterine leiomyosarcoma is a rare malignant (cancerous) tumor that arises from the smooth muscle lining the walls of the uterus (myometrium).
Uterine Sarcoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]-Recurrent Uterine Sarcoma
Recurrent uterine sarcoma is cancer that has recurred (come back) after it has been treated. The cancer may come back in the uterus, the pelvis, or in other parts of the body.
Uterine Sarcoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]-Stages of Uterine Sarcoma
After uterine sarcoma has been diagnosed, tests are done to find out if cancer cells have spread within the uterus or to other parts of the body. The process used to find out if cancer has spread within the uterus or to other parts of the body is called staging. The information gathered from the staging process determines the stage of the disease. It is important to know the stage in order to plan treatment. The following procedures may be used in the staging process:Blood chemistry studies: A procedure in which a blood sample is checked to measure the amounts of certain substances released into the blood by organs and tissues in the body. An unusual (higher or lower than normal) amount of a substance can be a sign of disease in the organ or tissue that makes it.CA 125assay: A test that measures the level of CA 125 in the blood. CA 125 is a substance released by cells into the bloodstream. An increased CA 125 level is sometimes a sign of cancer or other condition.Chest x-ray: An
Uterine Sarcoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]-Treatment Options by Stage
A link to a list of current clinical trials is included for each treatment section. For some types or stages of cancer, there may not be any trials listed. Check with your doctor for clinical trials that are not listed here but may be right for you.Stage I Uterine SarcomaTreatment of stage I uterine sarcoma may include the following:Surgery (total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, and lymphadenectomy).Surgery followed by radiation therapy to the pelvis.Surgery followed by chemotherapy.Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage I uterine sarcoma. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.Stage II Uterine SarcomaTreatment of stage II uterine sarcoma may include the following:Surgery (total abdominal