An ultrasound showed a large fibroid tumor in Liz’s uterus. Cancer cells had been found in the fibroid tumor; it was leiomyosarcoma, a very rare and aggressive cancer of the smooth muscle cells.
Mary's cancer was a different type of endometrial cancer known as uterine serous carcinoma (USC), which is described as a “biologically aggressive, type 2 endometrial cancer.”
Most women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer after complaining of persistent abdominal pain, but there are no clear warning signs for a patient or doctor to indicate something serious is wrong.
Uterine Serous Carcinoma (USC) is resistant to chemotherapy and quickly spreads to other parts of the body. Dr. Santin wanted to find out why this was the case with the ultimate goal of developing new targets for therapy.