Stages of womb cancer

Womb cancer is sometimes called endometrial cancer. The endometrium is the lining of the womb. Endometrial cancer is the most common type of womb cancer.

The stage of a cancer tells you how big the tumour is and whether it has spread. This helps your doctor decide which treatment you need.

Stage 1 womb cancer

Stage 1 cancers are early cancers and the cancer is within the womb. Stage 1 is divided into 1A and 1B. 

Stage 2 womb cancer

Stage 2 womb cancer means the cancer has grown into the cervix but has not spread outside the womb.

Stage 3 womb cancer

Stage 3 means the cancer has spread outside the womb, but is still within the pelvis. Your doctor may call this locally advanced womb cancer.

Stage 4 womb cancer

Stage 4 means the cancer has spread to another area of the body.

Last reviewed: 
09 Apr 2023
Next review due: 
09 Apr 2027