These are the 3 main types of ovarian cancer. They include:
Cancer that starts in cells of the cervix is called cervical cancer. Precancerous cells on the cervix are the first sign that cervical cancer may develop. These cells can be seen on a Pap test. They are cells that look abnormal, but are not yet cancer. The appearance of these cells may be the first sign of cancer that will grow years later. Treating these precancer cells can prevent cancer from growing. Precancer cells of the cervix often don’t cause pain or other symptoms. This is why regular cervical cancer screening is so important.
Uterine sarcoma is a type of cancer that starts in the muscular wall of the uterus. If uterine sarcoma spreads, it tends to first go to places near the uterus and can spread to the cervix, vagina, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and lymph nodes. In later stages, it can spread to the bladder, bowel, lungs, liver, or bone.
Uterine sarcoma acts differently in each woman. Even women who have the same type of uterine cancer, in the same stage, and who get the same treatment can have different results. Some women are cured but others may have cancer that spreads or comes back. Sometimes the cancer appears to recur or come back, because some of the initial cancer cells were left behind after surgery. These cells were not found in the first surgery because they were too small to be seen.