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Ovarian cancer stages

Making an educated treatment decision begins with knowing the stage, or progression, of the disease. Using the results from your diagnostic tests, our cancer experts will develop a treatment plan tailored to you, based on the stage of your cancer and other factors. In most cases, ovarian cancer is staged during your initial surgery.

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 for you. If you have a recurrence, we will perform comprehensive testing and identify a treatment approach tailored to your needs.

FIGO system for ovarian cancer

Most ovarian cancers are staged using the FIGO system. FIGO uses surgical results to determine the extent of the primary tumor (T), whether the cancer is present in the lymph nodes (N) and whether the cancer has metastasized (M) to other parts of the body, such as the liver, bones or brain. Once a patient’s T, N and M categories have been assigned, the information is used to stage the cancer according to a particular group, which is denoted by Roman numerals and subcategorized.

This system is also used to stage fallopian tube cancer and primary peritoneal cancer.


Last Revised: 03/17/2017

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