FIGO has revised the staging of carcinoma of the vulva

  • BG Lindeque University of Pretoria
Keywords: FIGO staging, carcinoma, vulva

Abstract

Cancers are staged to allow for standardised terminology, appropriate prognosis, and worldwide communication. Therapeutic guidelines often flow from staging data. FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) has provided a staging system since 1958. More recently, International Union Against Cancer and the American Joint Commission on Cancer have also generated staging systems. As staging is based on research data and progressive science, the staging systems need to be revised frequently.

 

Author Biography

BG Lindeque, University of Pretoria

MBChB MMed(O&G) FCOG(SA) MD FRCOG

Published
2010-07-19
Section
Guest Editorial