Endometrial Cancer Stage III. Definition

Medical Definition: Endometrial Cancer Stage III

The cancer has spread beyond the uterus and cervix but not beyond the pelvis. Stage III is divided into stages IIIA, IIIB and IIIC, according to the distance at which the cancer has spread within the pelvis. In stage IIIA, cancer has spread to: 1) the outermost layer of the uterus, or 2) tissue located just beyond the uterus, or 3) the peritoneum (tissue lining the wall and the abdominal organs. In stage IIIB, cancer has spread beyond the uterus and the cervix into the vagina. In stage IIIC, the cancer has spread to lymph nodes near the uterus.

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