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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



stage IV ovarian epithelial cancer  listen  (...oh-VAYR-ee-un EH-pih-THEE-lee-ul KAN-ser)

  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.

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Stage IV ovarian cancer; drawing shows parts of the body where ovarian cancer may spread, including the liver, lung, lymph nodes, and bone. An inset shows a close-up of cancer spreading through the blood and lymph to other parts of the body.