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Detailed Guide: Uterine Sarcoma
Hormone Therapy
Hormone therapy is mainly used to treat patients with endometrial stromal sarcomas and is rarely used for other types of uterine sarcomas. Progesterone-like hormones such as Megace or Provera can be used. Doctors also use drugs that block a woman's estrogen-producing capacity. If a woman is premenopausal and hasn't had her ovaries removed, then a drug that blocks hormone production by the ovaries is used. These are called gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogues. Most postmenopausal women can use drugs called aromatase inhibitors. These block the small amounts of estrogens produced by tissues other than the ovaries. However, the use of these drugs is considered investigational.

Revised: 07/19/2006
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