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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.

Video: Cancer Staging

Cancer Staging

Stage III

In stage III, the cancer has spread from the ovary and beyond the pelvis to the abdomen or nearby lymph nodes. This stage has three subcategories:

  • IIIA: Cancer is present in one or both of the ovaries, and cancer cells are also present in microscopic amounts in the abdominal fluid.
  • IIIV: Cancer is present in one or both of the ovaries, and cancer cells are also present in tumors smaller than 2 cm in the abdominal lining.
  • IIIC: Cancer is present in one or both of the ovaries, and cancer cells are also present in tumors larger than 2 cm in the abdominal lining or in the nearby lymph nodes.

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