Cervical Cancer Staging: Sensitivity and Specificity
Introduction: For screening and initial diagnosis of Cervical Cancer, see that page.
The FIGO staging system is clinical and is as follows, in brief:
Stage I - confined to uterus
Stage II - invades beyond uterus but not to pelvic wall or to the lower third of vagina
Stage III - Tumor extends to the pelvic wall, and/or involves the lower third of the vagina, and/or causes hydronephrosis or nonfunctioning kidney
Stage IV - extension beyond the true pelvis or has involved (biopsy proven) the bladder mucosa or rectal mucosa