stage I ovarian germ cell tumor

Pronunciation: (...oh-VAYR-ee-un jerm sel TOO-mer)

Cancer is found in one or both ovaries. Stage I is divided into stages IA, IB, and IC. In stage IA, cancer is found inside a single ovary. In stage IB, cancer is found inside both ovaries. In stage IC, cancer is found inside one or both ovaries and one of the following is true: (1) cancer is also found on the outside surface of one or both ovaries; or (2) the capsule (outer covering) of the ovary has ruptured (broken open); or (3) cancer cells are found in the fluid of the peritoneal cavity (the body cavity that contains most of the organs in the abdomen) or in washings of the peritoneum (tissue lining the peritoneal cavity).

Definition from: Cancer.gov

In stage IA, cancer is found inside a single ovary or fallopian tube. In stage IB, cancer is found inside both ovaries or fallopian tubes. In stage IC, cancer is found inside one or both ovaries or fallopian tubes and one of the following is true: (a) the capsule (outer covering) of the ovary has broken open, (b) cancer is also found on the outside surface of one or both ovaries or fallopian tubes, or (c) cancer cells are found in the fluid of the peritoneal cavity or in washings of the peritoneum.Cáncer del ovario en estadios IA, IB y IC. En el estadio IA, el cáncer se encuentra en el interior de un solo ovario. En el estadio IB, el cáncer se encuentra en el interior de ambos ovarios. En el estadio IC, el cáncer se encuentra en uno o ambos ovarios y se presenta una de las siguientes situaciones: a) el cáncer se encuentra en la superficie externa de uno o ambos ovarios, b) la cápsula (revestimiento externo) del tumor se rompió, o c) se encuentran células cancerosas flotando en el líquido peritoneal que rodea los órganos abdominales o en los lavados del peritoneo.2007-01-05 Date last modified: 2012-07-16Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors TreatmentTumores de células germinativas del ovario: Tratamiento