stage IV ovarian germ cell tumor

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

Cancer has spread beyond the abdomen to other parts of the body, such as the lungs or tissue inside the liver. Cancer cells in the fluid around the lungs is also considered stage IV ovarian cancer.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: In stage IV, cancer has spread beyond the abdomen to other parts of the body. In stage IVA, cancer cells are found in extra fluid that builds up around the lungs. In stage IVB, cancer has spread to organs and tissues outside the abdomen, including the lymph nodes in the groin.

2007-01-05 Date last modified: 2012-07-16Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors TreatmentTumores de células germinativas del ovario: Tratamiento