Ovarian Cancer Stages and Treatment
The stage of a cancer tells you how big it is and whether it has spread. It helps your doctor decide which treatment you need. The stage of a cancer tells the doctor how far it has grown and if it has spread. The tests and scans you have to diagnose your cancer will give some information about the stage. This information will help your specialist tailor your treatment to the stage of your cancer.
Doctors use a simple 1 to 4 staging system for ovarian cancer. It is called the FIGO system after its authors – the International Federation of Gynaecological Oncologists.