If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with endometrial cancer, you probably have dozens of questions. But the most pressing one is likely this: How advanced is it? Your cancer stage is designed to answer that question.
You may already know that the staging number refers to how far the cancer has spread: the higher the number, the further its reach. It also help determine the course of your treatment.
If that’s the extent of your knowledge on the topic, no worries. We talked to Jamie Bakkum-Gamez, M.D., a gynecologic oncologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, to get acquainted with some beyond-the-basics facts about stages of endometrial cancer.