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Ovarian Cancer Staging


According to the American Cancer Society, ovarian cancer stages and corresponding 5-year survival rate as follows:

Ovarian Cancer Stage I: 90-95%;

Ovarian Cancer Stage II: 60-70%;

Ovarian Cancer Stage III: 30-40%;

Ovarian Cancer Stage IV: 20%.

Tumor staging is closely related to survival, and early detection and timely treatment are important factors to improve the survival rate of ovarian cancer. Only by identifying the stage of ovarian cancer, oncologists can better develop treatment options. How is the ovarian cancer specifically staged?

If you want to know the treatment plan for different stages of ovarian cancer, make online appointment or call us at 010 2066616 (KL Office) or 010 8988919 (Penang Office) now.

TNM system

The T refers to the size and extent of the main tumor. The main tumor is usually called the primary tumor.

T1, T2, T3, T4: refers to the size and/or extent of the main tumor. The higher the number after the T, the larger the tumor or the more it has grown into nearby tissues.

The N refers to the number of nearby lymph nodes that have cancer.

N1, N2, N3: refers to the number and location of lymph nodes that contain cancer. The higher the number after the N, the more lymph nodes that contain cancer.

The M refers to whether the cancer has metastasized. This means that the cancer has spread from the primary tumor to other parts of the body.

Ovarian cancer, ovarian cancer stages, St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou

Ovarian cancer staging, details are as follows:

(The treatment plan for each stage of ovarian cancer is for reference only and cannot be used as the sole basis for clinical treatment)

Stage 0 Ovarian Cancer: Tis (in situ carcinoma),N0, M0

Treatment for Stage 0 Ovarian Cancer: surgical resection

Stage I Ovarian Cancer: T1-T2, N0, M0-tumors confined to the ovary

Treatment options for Stage I Ovarian Cancer: surgical resection, interventional therapy, cryotherapy, nanoknife, microwave ablation, integrated TCM and Western medicine;

Stage II Ovarian Cancer: T2-T3, N0, M0- tumor confined in the pelvis, invading adjacent structures;

Treatment options for Stage II Ovarian Cancer: surgical resection, interventional therapy, cryotherapy, nanoknife, microwave ablation, integrated TCM and Western medicine;

Stage III Ovarian Cancer: any T stage, any N stage, M0- tumor has invaded the peritoneum or spread to lymphatic system;

Treatment options for Stage III Ovarian Cancer: interventional therapy, cryotherapy, particle implantation, nanoknife, microwave ablation, gene-targeted therapy, integrated TCM and Western medicine;

Stage IV Ovarian Cancer: any T stage, any N stage, M1- distant metastases with cancer cells spreading to other organs such as liver and lungs.

Treatment options for Stage IV Ovarian Cancer: interventional therapy, cryotherapy, particle implantation, nanoknife, microwave ablation, gene-targeted therapy, integrated TCM and Western medicine;

Ovarian Cancer Recurrence: ovarian cancer recurs in multiple organs, e.g. vagina, pelvis, liver, lungs, spleen, kidney, adrenal gland, mediastinum, lymph nodes, etc.

Treatment options for Ovarian Cancer Recurrence: interventional therapy, cryotherapy, particle implantation, nanoknife, microwave ablation, gene-targeted therapy, natural therapy, integrated TCM and Western medicine;

We can offer help if you are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Make online appointment or contact us at 010 2066616 (KL Office) or 010 8988919 (Penang Office) now.

Different stages of ovarian cancerhave different treatments. In St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou, our Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) will plan treatment for ovarian cancer patients base on their body conditions and cancer stage, size and the location of the tumor. This will prevent ovarian cancer patient from suffering surgery and side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy and extend their survival time.


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