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View in Spanish: Cáncer epitelial de los ovarios en estadio II

Stage II ovarian epithelial cancer ( oh-VAYR-ee-un EH-pih-THEE-lee-ul KAN-ser)
Cancer that began in tissue covering the ovary and has spread from one or both ovaries into other areas of the pelvis. Stage II is divided into stages IIA, IIB, and IIC. In stage IIA, cancer has spread to the uterus and/or the fallopian tubes. In stage IIB, cancer has spread to other tissues within the pelvis. In stage IIC, cancer has spread to the uterus and/or fallopian tubes and/or other tissue within the pelvis and cancer cells are found in fluid from 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.