Stages and Grades


Stages & Grades

When determining the stage of cervical cancer, a doctor is likely to consider three key questions:

  • How far has the cancer grown into the cervix?
  • Has the cancer reached nearby surfaces?
  • Has the cancer spread to nearby lymph nodes or to distant organs?

The stage is particularly important for deciding how best to treat the cancer.

For more information about the specific stages and grades of cervical cancer, please refer to the American Cancer Society’s categorization chart.

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