Doctors use the results of surgery to help determine the extent — or stage — of the cancer. The cancer's stage helps determine prognosis and treatment options.
Stages of ovarian cancer include:
- Stage I. Cancer is found in one or both ovaries.
- Stage II. Cancer has spread to other parts of the pelvis.
- Stage III. Cancer has spread to the abdomen.
- Stage IV. Cancer is found outside the abdomen.