Uterine Sarcoma

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At a Glance

  • Uterine sarcoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the muscles of the uterus or other tissues that support the uterus.
  • It is important to understand that uterine sarcoma is different from cancer of the endometrium, a disease in which cancer cells start growing inside the lining of the uterus.
  • Uterine sarcomas comprise less than 1% of gynecologic malignancies and 2% to 5% of all uterine malignancies.

 

Risk Factors

Anything that increases your risk of getting a disease is called a risk factor. Risk factors for uterine sarcoma include the following:

  • Past treatment with radiation therapy to the pelvis.
  • Treatment with tamoxifen for breast cancer. A patient taking this drug should have a pelvic exam every year and report any vaginal bleeding (other than menstrual bleeding) as soon as possible.

Uterine Sarcoma

Symptoms

Possible signs of uterine sarcoma include:

  • Bleeding that is not part of menstrual periods.
  • Bleeding after menopause.
  • A mass in the vagina.
  • Pain or a feeling of fullness in the abdomen.
  • Frequent urination.