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Can anyone tell me what staging represents, Eg. stage 1, 1A, etc. Please explain

nempark
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What does the stages represent? Does stage 1A means that the cancer has not spread? Please explain. June

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aprillorey
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Hi June I am Stage 1A but Grade 2. Stage 1A Means that the cancer has not spread any place that it stayed in the urtaus there is 4 grades im grade 2 and that means the cancer is stronger so i need radition how ever im in remison,

Stage 2 and 3 means the cancer yes has spreed and stage 4 ( is what my husbands aunt had ) who past away it spreed in to her spine, and brest and all over and then hit her brain thats what killed her as chemo no longer worked for her.

so why stage 1A does mean the cancer has not spreed and your in remison of cancer once the doctor has removed all things you may have to still have some treatment and u may not it depends on your grade

how ever with all cancer you still have a small chance that it can come back there is always that fear of course and alot of woman report when it came back it came in to the breast :(

im not good with big medical words so i hope this helped you some what but u can always google and do research as i have and i also go by what the doctors told me

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aprillorey
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Ok i think this is what your looking for i googled it LOL

SURGICAL STAGES OF CANCER OF THE UTERUS

Stage I Cancer limited to the lining of the uterus
IA No invasion into the uterine wall
IB Invasion into less than one half of the uterine wall
IC Invasion into more than one half the uterine wall

Stage II Extends into the cervix
IIA Extends only superficially along the endocervix
IIB Extends deep into the cervix

Stage III Cancer has spread beyond the uterus
IIIA Cancer involves the tubes or ovaries
IIIB Spread to the vagina
IIIC Spread to the pelvic or aortic lymph nodes

Stage IV Distant metastases
IVA Is inside the bladder or rectum
IVB Throughout the abdomen or other distant sites

now stage 4 is what my husbands aunt had as i said and it spreed through out her body in to the brain and killed her :( not so good

there is also grades of the cancers to again 4 grades

nempark
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Thank you so much. Hope you are feeling better. Stick close to hubby and enjoy your life. Do some fun stuff. How about going away for a week end. Just enjoy. Be well June.

Always Hopeful
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My understanding, as per my medical/chemo oncologist and my gyn oncologist, is that the staging for uterince papillary serous carcinoma is quite difficult. In my case, my tumor did not go beyond the endometrial lining, the cancer was NOT found in any of the other gyn organs or lymph nodes. However, two "dots" of these cells were found on my colon and removed during surgery. This finding is what caused a problem in the staging. It is the UPSC cell that is very aggressive and, therefore, must be treated very aggressively. If they didn't see those "dots" on my colon, the staging would have fall into a much lower category. So, I guess what I'm trying to say, is that the kind of cancer cell seems to impact heavily on the staging process.

Peace and hope,

JJ

nempark
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Hope you are doing well. June

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aprillorey
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Hello your welcome and i wish i could go away for the weekend LOL no money and my husbands job is closed down due to water problams ( how ever we are gonna go out and enjoy a iowa cubes base ball game if it dont rain tommrow ) and the cancer center is giving away free tickets to Advuterland our theme park here so ill do that i wont ride big rides due to still recovering but i can still enjoy thats set for june 6th so should be very fun

how are u ?

nempark
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How are you? Hope you are enjoying life. Make sure you spend every moment with hubby. I am doing much better, but you know how that is, you always have our problem on our minds. Any way have fun and enjoy. lol June

nempark
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How are you? Hope you are enjoying life. Make sure you spend every moment with hubby. I am doing much better, but you know how that is, you always have our problem on our minds. Any way have fun and enjoy. lol June

nempark
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How are you? Hope you are enjoying life. Make sure you spend every moment with hubby. I am doing much better, but you know how that is, you always have our problem on our minds. Any way have fun and enjoy. lol June

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aprillorey
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June glad to here you are doing good yes i know how that goes there is always problams on our mind for sure :( i been enjoying life i will post an update on me here in a moment

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