What Is Advanced Cervical Cancer?

Q:

What is advanced cervical cancer?

A:

Early stage cervical cancer does not spread. All the cancer cells are confined to the cervix. But in advanced cervical cancer, it’s difficult to control the spread of cancer cells.

In advanced or metastatic cervical cancer, cancer cells spread beyond the cervix to other parts of the body, such as the uterus or lungs. If the patient is found to have cancer cells in his uterus, it’s only a local spread. But if cancer cells are detected in his bowel, lymph nodes or lungs, the cancer has developed into a very serious stage.

It is harder to treat a more advanced cervical cancer successfully. And the survival rate for women with the disease drops as the cancer spreads further (which means its stage grows).

 

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