Your Miami Cancer Institute care team at Baptist Health South Florida is made up of world-renowned oncologists who are experts in compassionate, effective cancer care. Our gynecologic cancer specialists have access to a range of cutting-edge technologies as well as weekly, multidisciplinary tumor boards where our gynecologic experts can collaborate on treatment plans. Ultimately, your care team aims to give personalized care that helps address your individual needs and effectively treats your cancer.
Your team consists of skilled cancer physicians that provide advanced whole-patient care. Each individualized care plan includes innovative treatments as well as services to address your entire journey as a patient, including nutritional advice, physical rehabilitation and pain management services.
Uterine sarcoma is a rare disease in which cancerous (malignant) cells form in the muscles or supporting tissues of the uterus.
Uterine sarcoma is different from uterine (endometrial) cancers, which begin in the lining of the uterus known as the endometrium.
The uterus is the hollow, pear-shaped organ where a fetus grows during pregnancy.
Uterine sarcomas are usually categorized based on the type of cell they start in. Types of uterine sarcoma include:
If you’ve previously received radiation treatment to the pelvis, you have a higher risk of developing uterine sarcoma. Other risk factors include:
Because the risk factors for uterine sarcoma are unavoidable, there is no known way to lower your risk for developing the disease. Although pelvic radiation increases risk, the benefits for how it treats cancer outweighs the risk of developing this rare disease.
There is no standard screening for uterine sarcoma. However, if you have received pelvic radiation for cancer, our doctors will work with you to develop a follow-up care plan where you will receive regular screenings and check-ups. During these follow-up visits, we may conduct tests to check for uterine sarcoma and ask about any concerning symptoms.