Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Cervical Cancer Stage 3

Cervical Cancer Stage 3
In stage 3, cancer has spread to the lower third of the vagina and may have spread to the pelvic wall and nearby lymph nodes.

Stage 3 is divided into stages 3A and 3B, based on how far the cancer has spread:

  • Stage 3A: Cancer has spread to the lower third of the vagina but not to the pelvic wall.
  • Stage 3B: Cancer has spread to the pelvic wall and-or the tumor has become large enough to block the ureters. This blockage can cause the kidneys to enlarge or stop working. Cancer cells may also have spread to lymph nodes in the pelvis.

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Last Updated: Dec 7, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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