What is stage 4 ovarian cancer?

Stage 4 of ovarian cancer is known as the most advanced stage in which the cancer has metastasized and spread outside to the distant organs like the lungs, liver, and spleen. This stage also has two subcategories that are listed below:

Stage IVA

At this stage, cancer cells are found in one fluid around the lungs, this is also called a malignant pleural emission.

Stage IVB

This is also known to be one of the last stages where the cancer has spread to the inside of the liver or spleen, it is also seen to have to the lymph nodes other than the retroperitoneal lymph nodes. At this stage, it has also spread to other organs and distant areas outside the peritoneal cavity like the lungs or bones.

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