International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics cancer staging system
Classification Scheme Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Classification Scheme|
|Synonymous names:||FIGO cancer staging system|
Health, Standard 08/05/2014
The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics cancer staging system is an international system for coding gynaecological cancer, including cervical, endometrial, ovarian and vulval cancer. This system was developed by International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) in 1958, and most recently updated in 2009.The two purposes of this system are to allow for comparison of patient treatment and outcomes across both treatment centres and population groups, and to divide patients into prognostic groups.