Endometrial cancer is one of the two types of uterine cancer. The other type of uterine cancer is uterine sarcoma. Endometrial cancer affects the lining of the uterus, while uterine sarcoma begins in the muscles of the uterus. The former is far more common than the latter. Following are the different stages of endometrial cancer:
Stage 0: This stage is also known as carcinoma in situ, i.e. the cancer is in its extremely early stage.
Stage I: In this stage, the cancer is found only in the womb.
Stage II: When the cancer spreads beyond the uterus (womb) into the cervical stroma, it is known as stage II endometrial cancer.
Stage III: The vagina, fallopian tubes, ovaries and lymph nodes in the pelvic region are affected in the third stage.
Stage IV: The cancer spreads to other organs of the body beyond the pelvic area.