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.)
It’s best to get treatment for this rare and complicated cancer from doctors who are very familiar with it. MSK’s team includes experts with deep experience in recognizing and knowing how best to treat the different types of uterine sarcoma.
Our specialists in surgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology, radiology, and nursing work together to make sure you’re offered the treatment choice that makes the most sense for you.