Following a diagnosis of cervical cancer what testing is performed for staging?

Updated: Feb 12, 2019
  • Author: Cecelia H Boardman, MD; Chief Editor: Warner K Huh, MD  more...
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Once the diagnosis is established, a complete blood count (CBC) and serum chemistries for renal and hepatic function should be ordered to look for abnormalities from possible metastatic disease, and imaging studies should be performed for staging purposes. In the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (Federation Internationale de Gynecologie et d’Obstetrique [FIGO]) guidelines for staging, procedures are limited to the following [51] :


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