What is ovarian cancer?
Ovarian cancer is uncontrolled grown of aberrant cells in the ovaries. Like most cancers, ovarian cancer is staged on the basis of how far it has spread from the site where it originates.
Stage I: The cancer has not spread beyond the ovaries.
Stage II: The cancer has spread to the uterus, fallopian tubes, bladder, sigmoid colon, rectum or other pelvic organs.
Stage III: The cancer has spread beyond the pelvis to the lining of the abdomen and/or to lymph nodes.
Stage IV: The disease has spread to distant organs such as the liver or the lungs.