If you have uterine sarcoma, your outcomes are likely to be better if a gynecologic oncologist treats you right from the beginning.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center has more gynecologic oncologists than any other medical center or clinic in the Pacific Northwest. They treat all types of gynecologic cancer, including uterine sarcoma, endometrial cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, vulvar cancer and gestational trophoblastic disease.
The most important decision a person with cancer will make is deciding where to get treatment. Studies have shown that patients who begin their treatment at a top regional cancer center, like Fred Hutch, have better outcomes than those who start their treatment elsewhere. And here’s why:
Fred Hutch physicians treat only cancer and specialize in specific cancer types, such as gynecologic cancer. They have a deep understanding of their specialty because they diagnose and treat thousands of cancer cases every year. This experience makes better outcomes possible. Your care comes from the combined expertise of Fred Hutch and UW Medicine.
Our physicians have access to the latest developments in treating cancer. Fred Hutch was formed, in part, to bring promising new treatments to patients faster. This means more treatment options here than you might find elsewhere, like the chance to participate in clinical studies, also called clinical trials.
When your treatment is complete, we’ll keep close watch on your health with periodic follow-up visits. Many of our patients later go on to receive care through our Women’s Wellness Clinic, specially designed to provide follow-up care for women who are five years out from their primary treatment.
There are three types of uterine sarcoma, which include uterine leiomyosarcoma, endometrial stromal sarcoma and undifferentiated sarcoma. Fred Hutch gynecologic-oncologists specialize in treating all uterine sarcoma types.
If you have been diagnosed with uterine sarcoma, your treatment will likely include surgery, and may also include radiation therapy, chemotherapy or hormone therapy. Remember, each person’s cancer is different, as are her circumstances, preferences and beliefs. A treatment that works well for another person may not be right for you. Your team will explain your options and recommend a treatment plan that’s tailored to you.
At Fred Hutch, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes physicians, a patient care coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like registered dietitians, social workers, acupuncturists, psychiatrists and more who specialize in supporting people with cancer or blood disorders.
Fred Hutch was formed, in part, to bring promising new treatments to patients faster. For uterine sarcoma patients, this means more treatment options at Fred Hutch than you might find elsewhere, including the chance to participate in one of many ongoing clinical trials conducted at both Fred Hutch and UW Medicine.
Many patients at Fred Hutch receive promising therapies by taking part in clinical trials. These research studies are done by physician-scientists from Fred Hutch and UW Medicine. They test new treatments or new ways to use current treatments.
Every advance in cancer treatment in recent years has come out of clinical trials. We offer more active clinical trials than anywhere else, which means more treatment options for patients like you.