Cancer is found in one or both ovaries or fallopian tubes, or is primary peritoneal cancer, and has spread outside the pelvis to other parts of the abdomen and/or to nearby lymph nodes.
one of the following is true:
- Cancer has spread to lymph nodes in the area outside or behind the peritoneum only; or
- Cancer cells that can be seen only with a microscope have spread to the surface of the peritoneum outside the pelvis. Cancer may have spread to nearby lymph nodes.
Cancer has spread to the peritoneum outside the pelvis and the cancer in the peritoneum is 2 centimeters or smaller and may have spread to lymph nodes behind the peritoneum.
Cancer has spread to the peritoneum outside the pelvis and the cancer in the peritoneum is larger than 2 centimeters and may have spread to lymph nodes behind the peritoneum or to the surface of the liver or spleen.
Cancer cells are found in extra fluid that builds up around the lungs.
Cancer has spread to organs and tissues outside the abdomen, including lymph nodes in the groin.