Regional Cancer Center ~ Erie, PA

stage I ovarian epithelial cancer

Cancer that began in tissue covering the ovary and is found in one or
both of the ovaries. Stage I is divided into stages IA, IB,
and IC. In stage IA, cancer is found in a single ovary. In
stage IB, cancer is found in both ovaries. In stage IC,
cancer is found in one or both ovaries and 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 tumor has ruptured (broken open); or (3)
cancer cells are found in fluid from the peritoneal cavity
(the body cavity that contains most of the organs in the
abdomen).