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How is staging of cervical cancer determined?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: See below

After a diagnosis of cervical cancer, a number of testing modalities are used to assess as to how far the cancer has spread.
See this site for details. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/cervical/patient/page2.

In brief: See below

After a diagnosis of cervical cancer, a number of testing modalities are used to assess as to how far the cancer has spread.
See this site for details. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/cervical/patient/page2.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: The FIGO staging

Is clinical and applicable world-wide, so fancy tests (ct, mri, pet) excluded.
I confined to cx, ii extends to vagina or up to body, iii further down the vagina or outward to parametrium, IV invading adjacent (bladder rectum) or metastasis beyond pelvic nodes.

In brief: The FIGO staging

Is clinical and applicable world-wide, so fancy tests (ct, mri, pet) excluded.
I confined to cx, ii extends to vagina or up to body, iii further down the vagina or outward to parametrium, IV invading adjacent (bladder rectum) or metastasis beyond pelvic nodes.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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