If you have been diagnosed with uterine sarcoma and you have been referred to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) for treatment, here are some of the treatment choices you may be offered. Remember, each woman’s cancer is different, as are her circumstances, preferences, and beliefs. A treatment that works well for another woman may not be right for you. Your team will explain your options and recommend a treatment plan that’s tailored to you.
The first treatment that most women have for uterine sarcoma is surgery to remove their uterus and usually their fallopian tubes, ovaries, and lymph nodes in the area.
After surgery, your doctor may recommend that you have radiation therapy.
Chemotherapy may be used to treat uterine sarcoma—usually only if it has spread or if it has come back after treatment.
Like chemotherapy, hormonal therapy is a systemic therapy, one that circulates through the bloodstream to attack cancer cells throughout the body. Hormonal therapy is sometimes used for endometrial stromal sarcoma.
Your team at SCCA offers long-term follow-up care for as long as you choose after your treatment for uterine sarcoma.