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Cervical: Why is the stage important?

Why is the stage important?

The stage of a cervical cancer is an important factor when it comes to choosing the right method of treatment. The staging system classifies cervical cancer into several stages such as:

  • Stage 0 – abnormal cells form in the lining of the cervix
  • Stage I – the cancer is seen only in the cervix
    • Stage IA
      • Stage IA1: the cancer is barely 7 millimeters wide and 3 millimeters deep
      • Stage IA2: the cancer is barely 7 millimeters wide and 5 millimeters deep
    • Stage IB
      • Stage IB1: the cancer is over 7 millimeters wide and over 5 millimeters deep
      • Stage IB2: the cancer is over 4 centimeters 
  • Stage II – the cancer has spread further from the uterus, onto the pelvic wall
    • Stage IIA
      • Stage IIA1: the cancer is barely 4 centimeters
      • Stage IIA2: the cancer is over 4 centimeters
    • Stage IIB
  • Stage III – the cancer has extended to the lower area of the female genital tract and onto the pelvic wall 
    • Stage IIIA: the cancer has extended to the lower area of the female genital tract but not onto the pelvic wall
    • Stage IIB: the cancer has extended onto the pelvic wall 
  • Stage IV – the cancer has extended past the pelvis or to other areas of the body
    • Stage IVA: the cancer has extended to nearby areas of the body, such as the rectum or bladder
    • Stage IVB: the cancer has extended to other areas of the body, such as the lungs, liver, or bones