Staging means finding out the size of the tumour and seeing if it has spread to other parts of the body.
Stage 0 Precancerous cells are found in the surface layer of the cervix only.
Stage 1 Cancer cells are found in the cervix only.
Stage 2 Cancer cells have spread to the top of the vagina or side of the cervix.
Stage 3 Cancer cells have spread to the pelvis.
Stage 4 Cancer cells have spread to other body organs and tissues.
221+ Patient Support Group thanks the Irish Cancer Society for permission to use the text of their booklet Cervical Cancer, What You Should Know
and acknowledges the contribution of the original authors of the booklet.