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.