Endometrial Cancer FIGO Staging System Explained

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Staging helps to determine the disease prognosis and to select an appropriate treatment strategy. Endometrial Cancer FIGO Staging is the most commonly used staging system for the disease. FIGO stands for International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

Endometrial Cancer FIGO Staging
Endometrial Cancer Figo Staging (IA, IB, II, IIIA, IIIB)
FIGO Staging System for Endometrial Cancer (III C1, III C2, IV A, IV B)

Endometrial Cancer FIGO Staging

Following table describe the characteristics of endometrial cancer according to different stages:

FIGO STAGEDESCRIPTION
IAThe primary tumor is limited to the endometrium or has invaded less than half of myometrium.
IBThe primary tumor has invaded half or more of the myometrium.
IIThe primary tumor is present only in the uterus and has extended up to the cervical connective tissue.
IIIAThe cancer cells have spread to the outer surface of the uterus (serosa) or to the fallopian tube, ovary, round/broad ligament (adnexa).
IIIBThe cancer cells have spread to the vagina or up to the parametrium.
IIIC1Cancer has spread to pelvic lymph nodes but not to the lymph nodes along the aorta or to distant body parts.
IIIC2Cancer has spread to the lymph nodes along the aorta but not to the distant body parts.
IVACancer has spread up to the mucosa of the rectum or urinary bladder.
IVBThe cancer cells have spread to distant body parts such as distant lymph nodes, lungs, bones, liver, etc.

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