stage III ovarian epithelial, fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal cancer

Pronunciation: (... oh-VAYR-ee-un EH-pih-THEE-lee-ul fuh-LOH-pee-in ... PRY-mayr-ee PAYR-ih-toh-NEE-ul KAN-ser)

Cancer is found in one or both ovaries or fallopian tubes, or is primary peritoneal cancer, and has spread outside the pelvis to other parts of the abdomen and/or to nearby lymph nodes. Stage III is divided into stages IIIA, IIIB, and IIIC. In stage IIIA, one of the following is true: (1) cancer has spread to lymph nodes in the area outside or behind the peritoneum (tissue that lines the abdominal wall and covers organs in the abdomen) only; or (2) cancer cells that can be seen only with a microscope have spread to the surface of the peritoneum outside the pelvis. Cancer may have spread to nearby lymph nodes. In stage IIIB, cancer has spread to the peritoneum outside the pelvis and the cancer in the peritoneum is 2 centimeters or smaller. Cancer may have spread to lymph nodes behind the peritoneum. In stage IIIC, cancer has spread to the peritoneum outside the pelvis and the cancer in the peritoneum is larger than 2 centimeters. Cancer may have spread to lymph nodes behind the peritoneum or to the surface of the liver or spleen.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

In stage IIIA, cancer is found in one or both ovaries or fallopian tubes and (a) cancer has spread to lymph nodes in the area outside or behind the peritoneum only, or (b) cancer cells that can be seen only with a microscope have spread to the omentum. Cancer may have spread to nearby lymph nodes.In stage IIIB, cancer is found in one or both ovaries or fallopian tubes and has spread to the omentum, and the cancer in the omentum is 2 centimeters or smaller. Cancer may have spread to lymph nodes behind the peritoneum. In stage IIIC, cancer is found in one or both ovaries or fallopian tubes and has spread to the omentum, and the cancer in the omentum is larger than 2 centimeters. Cancer may have spread to lymph nodes behind the peritoneum or to the surface of the liver or spleen.En el estadio IIIA, el cáncer se encuentra en uno o ambos ovarios o las trompas de Falopio y a) el cáncer se diseminó a los ganglios linfáticos que están fuera o detrás del peritoneo solamente, o b) las células cancerosas que solo se pueden ver con un microscopio, se diseminaron hasta el epiplón. Es posible que el cáncer se disemine hasta los ganglios linfáticos cercanos.En el estadio IIIB, el cáncer se encuentra en uno o ambos ovarios o las trompas de Falopio y se diseminó hasta el epiplón, y el cáncer en el epiplón mide 2 cm o menos. El cáncer se puede haber diseminado a los ganglios linfáticos detrás del peritoneo.En el estadio IIIC, el cáncer se encuentra en uno o ambos ovarios o trompas de Falopio y se diseminó hasta el epiplón. El cáncer en el epiplón mide más de 2 cm. El cáncer se puede haber diseminado a los ganglios linfáticos detrás del epiplón o hasta la superficie del hígado o el bazo. Date last modified: 2016-01-27Ovarian Epithelial, Fallopian Tube, and Primary Peritoneal Cancer TreatmentCáncer epitelial de ovario, de trompa de Falopio y primario de peritoneo: Tratamiento