What Are the Stages or Grades of Endometrial Cancer?

Q:

What does staging mean? What are the common standards of endometrial cancer?

A:

Staging is a way of describing where the cancer is located, if or where it has spread, and whether it is affecting other parts of the body.

Stage I: The cancer is found only in the uterus or womb, and it has not spread to other parts of the body.

  • Stage IA: The cancer is found only in the endometrium or less than one-half of the myometrium.
  • Stage IB: The tumor has spread to one-half or more of the myometrium.

Stage II: The tumor has spread from the uterus to the cervical stroma but not to other parts of the body.

Stage III: The cancer has spread beyond the uterus, but it is still only in the pelvic area.

  • Stage IIIA: The cancer has spread to the serosa of the uterus and/or the tissue of the fallopian tubes and ovaries but not to other parts of the body.
  • Stage IIIB: The tumor has spread to the vagina or next to the uterus.
  • Stage IIIC1: The cancer has spread to the regional pelvic lymph nodes
  • Stage IIIC2: The cancer has spread to the para-aortic lymph nodes with or without spread to the regional pelvic lymph nodes

Stage IV: The cancer has metastasized to the rectum, bladder, and/or distant organs.

  • Stage IVA: The cancer has spread to the mucosa of the rectum or bladder.
  • Stage IVB: The cancer has spread to lymph nodes in the groin area, and/or it has spread to distant organs, such as the bones or lungs.

Q:

What are the grades of endometrial cancer?

A:

The letter G is used to define a grade for uterine cancer.

  • GX: the grade cannot be evaluated
  • G1: the cells are moderately differentiated
  • G3: the cells are poorly differentiated

 

Keywords: endometrial cancer staging, endometrial cancer stages

 

 

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