Uterine Sarcoma Treatment (Professional) (cont.)
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Cellular Classification of Uterine Sarcoma
The most common histologic types of uterine sarcomas are:
The uterine neoplasm classification of the International Society of Gynecologic Pathologists and the World Health Organization uses the term carcinosarcomas for all primary uterine neoplasms containing malignant elements of both epithelial and stromal light microscopic appearances, regardless of whether malignant heterologous elements are present.
Stage Information for Uterine Sarcoma
The FIGO staging for carcinoma of the corpus uteri has been applied to uterine sarcoma.
Stage I sarcoma is confined to the corpus uteri. This stage accounts for 50% of all presentations.
Stage II uterine sarcoma means the cancer has involved the corpus and the cervix but has not extended outside the uterus.
Stage III uterine sarcoma means extension outside of the uterus but confined to the true pelvis.
Stage IV uterine sarcoma means involvement of the bladder or bowel mucosa or metastasis to distant sites.
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