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What is Gynecological Carcinosarcoma?

Gynecological Carcinosarcoma (GCS) is a rare and aggressive cancer found primarily in the ovaries and uterus and can also originate in the fallopian tubes and vagina. GCS, is also known as MMMT or malignant mixed Müllerian tumor. Carcinosarcoma is unique in that it contains two types of cells; carcinomatous (epithelial tissue) and sarcomatous (connective tissue). GCS is rare. Fewer than 1,000 cases of GCS are diagnosed each year. Because carcinosarcoma is so rare, there has been limited research or clinical trials that focus on GCS. Unfortunately, this is where the cures will be found. Little or no research results in no cures or effective treatments for us. In order for us to have a fighting chance, we must aggressively support new and ongoing research so that Not One More Woman Will Die from this rotten cancer.

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Ovary preservation in pre-menopausal patient with Stage 1B

Dear GCS Project members, I have received a surgical diagnosis of uterine carcinosarcoma Stage 1B. Surgery involved total hysterectomy and lymphodenectomy but with preservation of my ovaries. I am 42 years of age, BMI of 20 and generally very healthy and well. Lymph node dissection revealed that there has been no metastasis to the lymph. […]

Finding Hope in 2021

Featured in Peoria Magazine. Hope. Our sister never—not for one minute—lost hope. March 15, 2021 marked the third anniversary we remembered our sister, Diane Redington, who lost her courageous three-year battle to gynecologic carcinosarcoma (GCS/MMMT).

Newly Diagnosed March 2021

I’m 56 years old. I live in Wilmington NC. I just got married in 2018. I have a beautiful daughter and beautiful grandchildren!! I didn’t start really noticing symptoms until the end of January beginning of February 2021. I just thought it was a severe case of IBS. I went for trans vaginal ultrasound on […]

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