Do We Know What Causes Uterine Sarcoma?

It is not yet known exactly what causes most uterine sarcomas, but certain risk factors have been identified. Research continues to learn more about the disease.

Scientists have recently learned much about changes in the DNA of certain genes that occur when normal uterine cells develop into sarcomas. Some of the observations are discussed in What's new in uterine sarcoma research and treatment?

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