Staging is the process of finding out how widespread the cancer is within the body.

If the cancer has spread, the stage describes how far it has spread from the ovaries to other parts of the body.

Ovarian cancer Stage 1

Stage 1

The cancer has grown in only one or both of the ovaries.

Ovarian cancer Stage 2

Stage 2

The cancer has spread beyond the ovaries to nearby pelvic organs.

Ovarian cancer Stage 3

Stage 3

The cancer has spread outside the pelvis.

Ovarian cancer stage 4

Stage 4

The cancer has spread outside of the pelvis and abdomen. This is called distant metastasis.