At Memorial Sloan Kettering, surgery is usually the first treatment we use for uterine sarcoma. Many women need only one operation because when we remove the tumor, we get information that helps in diagnosing and staging the disease.
Surgery alone can cure uterine sarcoma if the tumor hasn’t spread outside of the uterus.
In most cases we recommend other therapies only if the cancer has spread (metastasized) to other organs. These approaches can include chemotherapy, hormone therapy, or radiation therapy. (Women with carcinosarcoma are an exception.)