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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.

Stage IV

Stage IV ovarian cancer is the most advanced stage of ovarian cancer. It means that the cancer has metastasized to distant sites, such as the inside of the spleen, liver, lungs or other organs outside the abdomen and pelvic region. Stage IV ovarian cancer has two subcategories: 

  • IVA: Cancer cells are found in the fluid around the lungs.
  • IVB: Cancer has spread to the inside of the spleen or liver, to lymph nodes other than the lymph nodes in the back of the abdomen, and/or to other organs or tissues outside the abdomen and pelvic region, including the lungs, brain and skin.
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Last Revised: 05/31/2017

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