Treatments for Cervical Cancer
- Stage 0—The abnormal cells are found only in the first (outer) layer of cells lining the uterus.
- Stage I—Cancer involves the cervix, but is still confined to the uterus. This stage has six levels, depending upon the size of the cancer: IA, IA1, IA2, IB, IB1, and IB2.
- Stage II—Cancer has spread to nearby areas, but is still inside the pelvic area. This stage has two levels, depending upon whether the cancer has spread to the vagina: (IIA) or further into the pelvis (IIB).
- Stage III—Cancer has spread throughout the pelvic area. This stage has two levels, depending upon whether the cancer has spread to the Lower one-third of the (IIIA) vagina , or more broadly out to the pelvic sidewall (IIIB).
- Stage IV—Cancer has spread to other parts of the body. The stage has two levels, depending upon which organs the cancer has spread to: IVA and IVB.
American Cancer Society website. Available at: http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp .
National Cancer Institute website. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/ .
- Reviewer: Igor Puzanov, MD
- Review Date: 09/2012
- Update Date: 09/11/2012