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How many stages of uterine cancer are there?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

There are four stages of uterine cancer. The first stage is the onset of the disease the easiest to treat, while the fourth stage is the most serious. In stage 1, cancer is still confined to the uterus. Cancer has spread to the cervix in stage 2 and pelvic lymph nodes in stage 3. In stage 4, uterine cancer has spread to the bladder, intestines, or other parts of the body. When uterine cancer is treated in stage 1 or 2, the recovery rate is very high. Treatment for stages 3 and 4 is more extensive and will likely require chemotherapy or radiation.

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