After confirming the diagnosis, a series of tests will be done to determine the stage of the cancer. In general, the stages of uterine cancer include:
- Stage I – the cancer is localized only in the uterus; it has not spread.
- Stage II – the cancer has affected both your uterus and cervix, but has not crossed the Pelvis.
- Stage III – at stage 3, the cancer has spread outside the uterus to reach other organs such as lymph nodes housed in the lower abdomen (pelvis), but has localized in the pelvic area.
- Stage IV – Stage IV is the most advanced stage of uterine cancer; the cancer has spread to the upper abdomen and may affect the bladder, rectum or other remote parts of your organism.
- Recurrent – a cancer that has returned after treatment is considered as a recurrent cancer. In general, recurrent uterine cancers are more difficult to be treated.