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View in Spanish: Tumor de células germinales del ovario en estadio II

Stage II ovarian germ cell tumor (oh-VAYR-ee-un jerm sel TOO-mer)
The tumor is found in one or both ovaries and has spread into other areas of the pelvis. Stage II ovarian germ cell tumor is divided into stages IIA, IIB, and IIC. In stage IIA, cancer has spread to the uterus and/or the fallopian tubes (the long slender tubes through which eggs pass from the ovaries to the uterus). In stage IIB, cancer has spread to other tissue 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 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.