Stages of Uterine Cancer Part II – Ovarian Cervical Uterine Cancer

In this article we will continue our look at the stages of uterine cancer.In stage III,the cancer reached an advanced phase but it is still located only in the pelvis.This stage has three subsections (A, B, C) which are based on where the cancer has spread to within the pelvis.In IIIA, the cancer spreads toward the ovaries or cancer cells spread into the abdomen.In the next sub-stage IIIB, the cancer spreads and affects the vaginal areaIn the third sub-stage, the cancer has spread to the lymph glands.At stage IV, which is the most advanced stage, the uterine cancer has spread from the lymph glands to other organs such as the bowels or bladder and is no longer confined to the uterus or pelvic region. There are two divisions to this stage.In the first sub-stage, the cancer affects the bowel or the bladder. In the last sub-stage, IVB, the cancer has spread to other regions or organs of the body, such as the liver, lungs or bones.The most important thing here is to try to catch the cancer when it is in its early stages, this way the treatment will be relatively straightforward. The longer it goes undetected and untreated, the more complex the diagnosis will be and the more invasive treatment may become.The stage at which the cancer is diagnosed will also play a role in the treatment options that you and your doctor will have available to you. Depending on the stage of the uterine cancer, you may be able to have a combination of treatments, including conventional and complementary, or even some alternative treatments.If you are considering alternative treatments, be sure to speak with your health care team as to any potential interactions between medications or potential side effects.