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Is uterine sarcoma the same as endometrial cancer?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Uterine sarcoma is not the same as endometrial cancer. Uterine sarcoma originates in the muscles and tissues of the uterus. Endometrial cancer starts in the endometrium, or lining, of the uterus. Most (about 95 percent) of uterine cancers are in the endometrium. Treatment options may be similar for the two types of cancer.

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