Grades of Uterine Cancer
A pathologist is a doctor who specializes in studying cells under the microscope. After a biopsy, or sample of cells, is taken from a tumor, a pathologist evaluates the biopsy and assigns a specific grade to the sample. The grade represents how similar the tumor is to normal uterine tissue and includes a description of the different type of cells in the sample. This helps your doctor decide how likely it is that the cancer will spread or return. Doctors use three grades to describe most uterine cancers. The definitions of the grade are the same whether you have endometrial cancer or uterine sarcoma. The higher the grade, the more likely it is that the cancer may spread.
Uterine cancer in women with lower grade tumors is less likely to come back after treatment than cancer in women with higher grade tumors.