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Did You Have Homologous or Heterologus MMMT?

grillm
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My mother had a uterine polyp removed (2.5cm) and it came back on the pathology report yesterday as "dysplastic chondroid malignancy - heterologus carcinosarcoma (MMMT)".  The cutterings from the endometrium were all normal - we are hoping this is a good sign.  Gyn/onc has her scheduled for full hysterectory next week so we won't know for sure all of the details until then and the subsequent full pathology report.

My question at this time is, how many people had their MMMT called heterologus?  In my limited research I've seen both words used (homologous and heterologus) and understand what they are representing, but I can't find anything that says which is more common and then of course what the prognosis for each subtype looks like.  That's why Im reaching out here to see if others have been told which type they have and their experience with each.

Any info or insight from anyone?

Thank you!

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cmb
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My MMMT tumor was the homologous type. I believe that is slightly more common than the heterologous-type, but the recent research studies that I've read haven't found that one type or another gives a better prognosis.

I was staged as IIIB, Grade 3 after surgery in December 2017. Treatment ended in September 2017 and I am currently NED (no evidence of disease). 

grillm
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Thanks cmb!  Yes I read some that say there is a difference others that say no difference.  I guess that's why I'm trying to do this non-scientific poll - to see if we can gather some evidence for ourselves.

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txtrisha55
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I went back and read my pathology report and I found the word heterologous in the report but not the other.   Hope this helps along with the private message I sent to you. trish

 

grillm
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Thanks Trish - yes it does.

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