Types of uterine cancer
A sarcoma is a cancer of the bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, or other connective or supportive tissue.
There are 3 types of uterine sarcoma:
- Leiomyosarcoma: this type of cancer begins in the smooth muscle cells that form the walls of the uterus.
- Endometrial stromal sarcoma: this type of cancer begins in the connective tissue cells of the stroma, which supports the lining of the uterus (the endometrium).
- Carcinosarcoma: this is also called a malignant mixed mullerian tumour. A carcinosarcoma is a mixture of carcinoma (cancer of epithelial tissue, which is skin and tissue that lines or covers the internal organs, such as the endometrium) and sarcoma (cancer of connective tissue, such as bone, cartilage and fat).