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How does surgery treat uterine sarcoma?

Surgery is the first treatment used for uterine sarcoma, and there are several surgical treatment options. These could involve hysterectomy (removal of the uterus), radical hysterectomy (removal of the uterus and surrounding tissues), bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes), or lymphadenectomy (removal of the pelvic lymph nodes). Imaging tests and biopsy will help the surgeon decide how extensive the surgery needs to be.

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