stage II ovarian germ cell tumor

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

Cancer is found in one or both ovaries and has spread into other areas of the pelvis. Stage II is divided into stages IIA, IIB, and IIC. In stage IIA, cancer has spread to the uterus and/or fallopian tubes (the long slender tubes through which eggs pass from the ovaries to the uterus). In stage IIB, cancer has spread to other tissue within the pelvis. In stage IIC, cancer is found inside one or both ovaries and has spread to the uterus and/or fallopian tubes, or to other tissue within the pelvis. Also, one of the following is true: (1) cancer is 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 IIA, cancer is found in one or both ovaries or fallopian tubes and has spread to the uterus and/or the fallopian tubes and/or the ovaries. In stage IIB, cancer is found in one or both ovaries or fallopian tubes and has spread to organs in the peritoneal cavity. In primary peritoneal cancer, cancer is found in the peritoneum and has not spread there from another part of the body. Cáncer del ovario en estadios IIA, IIB y IIC. En el estadio IIA, el cáncer se encuentra en el interior de uno o ambos ovarios y se diseminó hasta el útero o las trompas de Falopio. En el estadio IIB, el cáncer se encuentra en el interior de uno o ambos ovarios y se diseminó hasta otros tejidos del interior de la pelvis. En el estadio IIC, el cáncer se encuentra en el interior de uno o ambos ovarios y se diseminó hasta el útero o las trompas de Falopio, o hasta otros tejidos del interior de la pelvis y una de las siguientes es cierta: (a) el cáncer se encuentra en la parte externa de uno o ambos ovarios, (b) la cápsula (revestimiento exterior) del ovario se rompió, o (c) las células cancerosas se encuentran 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