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View in Spanish: Tumor del ovario de bajo potencial maligno en estadio I

Stage I ovarian low malignant potential tumor (… oh-VAYR-ee-unmuh-LIG-nunt poh-TEN-shul TOO-mer)
The tumor is found in one or both ovaries. Stage I is divided into stages IA, IB, and IC. In stage IA, the tumor is found in a single ovary. In stage IB, the tumor is found in both ovaries. In stage IC, the tumor is found in one or both ovaries and one of the following is true: (1) abnormal cells are found on the outside surface of one or both ovaries; or (2) the capsule (outer covering) of the tumor has ruptured (broken open); or (3) tumor cells are found in the fluid of the peritoneal cavity (the body cavity that contains most of the organs in the abdomen).

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.