In English | En español
Questions About Cancer? 1-800-4-CANCER

Cervical Cancer Treatment (PDQ®)

  • Updated: 08/15/2014

Table 3. Definitions of FIGO Stage IIIa

Stage Description Illustration 
IIIThe tumor extends to the pelvic wall and/or involves lower third of the vagina and/or causes hydronephrosis or nonfunctioning kidney.b
IIIATumor involves lower third of the vagina with no extension to the pelvic wall.
IIIBExtension to the pelvic wall and/or hydronephrosis or nonfunctioning kidney.

FIGO = Féderation Internationale de Gynécologie et d’Obstétrique.
aAdapted from FIGO committee on gynecologic oncology.[3]
bOn rectal examination, there is no cancer-free space between the tumor and the pelvic wall. All cases with hydronephrosis or nonfunctioning kidney are included, unless they are known to be the result of another cause.

References

  1. Pecorelli S: Revised FIGO staging for carcinoma of the vulva, cervix, and endometrium. Int J Gynaecol Obstet 105 (2): 103-4, 2009.  [PUBMED Abstract]