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Conditions We Treat: Uterine Sarcoma

Uterine sarcoma is a very rare type of uterine cancer. It occurs when there are cancerous cells within the muscle or connective tissue of the uterus. It differs from the more common type of uterine cancer known as endometrial cancer.

Uterine Sarcoma: What You Need to Know

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  • In the U.S., about 1,600 women are diagnosed with uterine sarcoma every year.
  • Race is a major risk factor for uterine sarcoma. African-American women are affected at a rate twice that of white or Asian women.
  • Diagnosis of uterine sarcoma may include a biopsy and a transvaginal ultrasound.

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Why choose Johns Hopkins for treatment of uterine sarcoma?

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Our Physicians

Rely on the expertise of our physicians to treat uterine sarcoma.

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Our Surgical Expertise

Our expertise in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery means our patients have faster recovery times, fewer complications and less pain.

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Our Patient Care

We believe in treating the whole patient — body, mind and spirit. “We are by your side every step of the way — whether you are just beginning treatment or have completed treatment and are undergoing survivorship care.” – Amanda Fader, M.D.

As part of your care, we offer a range of counseling and support services for you and your family.