How is risk classified in advanced ovarian cancer?

Updated: Aug 10, 2020
  • Author: Andrew E Green, MD; Chief Editor: Yukio Sonoda, MD  more...
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Patients with advanced ovarian cancer are classified in three groups as follows, based on the postoperative residual tumor:

  • Good risk - Microscopic disease outside the pelvis (stage IIIa) or macroscopic disease less than 2 cm outside the pelvis (stage IIIb)

  • Intermediate risk - Macroscopic disease less than 2 cm outside the pelvis only after surgery

  • Poor risk - Macroscopic disease more than 2 cm after surgery or disease outside the peritoneal cavity


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