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Ovarian cancer stages

Making an educated treatment decision begins with the stage, or progression, of the disease. The stage of ovarian cancer is one of the most important factors in evaluating treatment options.

Our cancer doctors use a variety of diagnostic tests to evaluate ovarian cancer and develop an individualized treatment plan. If you have been recently diagnosed, we will review your pathology to confirm you have received the correct diagnosis and staging information, and develop a personalized treatment plan. If you have a recurrence, we will perform comprehensive testing and identify a treatment approach that is suited to your needs.

Stage I ovarian cancer

In stage I ovarian cancer, the cancer is limited to one or both ovaries. Stage I is broken into three separate subcategories:

  • IA: Cancer is confined to one ovary. No cancer cells are present on the surface of the ovary or in the pelvis or abdomen.
  • IB: Cancer is present inside both ovaries, but no cancer cells are present on the surface of the ovaries, in the pelvis or the abdomen.
  • IC: Cancer is present in one or both of the ovaries. In addition, cancer cells are present on the surfaces of one or both ovaries, one tumor has ruptured or cancer cells are found in fluid samples from the abdomen.

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