The stages of ovarian cancer inclusive of:
|I||The cancer is confined to the ovaries.|
|II||The cancer is in one or both ovaries and has spread to the pelvic regions.|
|III||The cancer is in one or both ovaries, and cancer has either spread beyond the pelvis to the lining of the abdomen or to the lymph nodes in the back of the abdomen.|
|IV||In the most advanced stage of ovarian cancer, cancer has metastasized to distant sites, such as the inside of the spleen, liver, lungs or other organs outside the abdomen and pelvic region.|
First steps in evaluating a patient with a known or suspected diagnosis of ovarian cancer.
Uses sound waves to create an image of internal organs, including the ovaries, uterus and cervix.
Used to help diagnose ovarian, fallopian tube or peritoneal cancer.
is an imaging test that helps reveal how your tissues and organs are functioning. A PET scan uses a radioactive drug (tracer) to show this activity. This scan can sometimes detect disease before it shows up on other imaging tests.
To block the enzyme poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) from identifying damaged DNA inside cancer cells, PARP inhibitors may stop cancer cells from repairing themselves.
Delivery of high dose radiation to kill the cancer cells.