Stages of ovarian cancer
- Stage I: Stage I ovarian cancer is confined to one or both ovaries and has not spread.
- Stage II: Stage II ovarian cancer has spread beyond the ovaries but is confined to the pelvic area (bladder, uterus, or rectum).
- Stage III: Stage III ovarian cancer has spread to the lining of the abdomen (peritoneum) or to the lymph nodes within the abdomen. This is the most common stage of disease identified at the time of diagnosis.
- Stage IV: Stage IV ovarian cancer has spread to organs beyond the abdomen. Generally, the higher the stage, the more serious the cancer.
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