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What increases my risk for uterine sarcoma?

There are only a few factors that are known to increase risk for uterine sarcoma. The first is race - for unknown reasons, African American women are almost twice as likely to develop uterine sarcoma. Women who have had radiation therapy in the pelvic region are also more likely to develop uterine sarcoma. It is also thought that women who have taken the drug tamoxifen to treat breast cancer are at increased risk for uterine sarcoma.

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