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Stages of Cervical Cancer

Stage IIA
In stage IIA, cancer has spread beyond the cervix to the upper two-thirds of the vagina but not to the tissues around the uterus.
 
Stage IIB
In stage IIB, cancer has spread beyond the cervix to the upper two-thirds of the vagina and to the tissues around the uterus.
 
Stage III
In stage III, cancer has spread to the lower third of the vagina and may have spread to the pelvic wall and nearby lymph nodes. This stage of cervical cancer is divided into stages IIIA and IIIB, based on how far the cancer has spread.
 
Stage IIIA
In stage IIIA, cancer has spread to the lower third of the vagina but not to the pelvic wall.
 
Stage IIIB
In stage IIIB, cancer has spread to the pelvic wall and/or the tumor has become large enough to block the ureters (the tubes that connect the kidneys to the bladder). This blockage can cause the kidneys to enlarge or stop working. In stage IIIB, cancer cells may also have spread to the lymph nodes in the pelvis.
 
Stage IV
In stage IV, cancer has spread to the bladder, rectum, or other parts of the body. This cervical cancer stage is divided into stages IVA and IVB, based on where the cancer is found.
 
Stage IVA
In stage IVA, cancer has spread to the bladder or rectal wall and may have spread to lymph nodes in the pelvis.
 
Stage IVB
In stage IVB, cancer has spread beyond the pelvis and pelvic lymph nodes to other places in the body, such as the abdomen (stomach), liver, intestinal tract, or lungs.
 
Recurrent Cervical Cancer
Recurrent cervical cancer is cancer that has recurred (come back) after it has been treated. The cancer may come back in the cervix or in other parts of the body.
 
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