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Stages, types and grades

The stage of a cancer tells you how big it is and whether it has spread. The type is the type of cell the cancer started from. The grade means how abnormal the cells look under the microscope.

Types and grades

Read about the different types and grades of cervical cancer. 

Small cell cancer of the cervix

Read about a type of cervical cancer called small cell. Find out how it is treated.

Carcinoma in situ (CIS)

Carcinoma in situ (CIS) means that some of the cells of the cervix have changes that could turn into cancer. Read about CIS and the treatment options.

Stage 1

Stage 1 means that the cancer is just in the neck of the womb. Read about stage 1 cervical cancer and how it is treated.

Stage 2

Stage 2 means the cancer has spread outside the cervix, into the surrounding tissues. Find out about stage 2 cervical cancer and how it is treated.

Stage 3

In stage 3 the cancer has spread from the cervix into the structures around it. See what stage 3 cervical cancer is and the treatment options.

Stage 4

Stage 4 is advanced cervical cancer. Find out what it means and how it is treated.

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