Germ cell tumor of stage III ovarian. Definition

Medical Definition: Germ cell tumor of stage III ovarian

The tumor is in one or both ovaries and has spread to other parts of the abdomen. Stage III germ cell tumor of the ovary is divided into stage IIIA, IIIB and IIIC. In stage IIIA, the tumor is found only in the pelvis, but cancer cells have spread to the surface of the peritoneum (tissue that lines the abdominal wall and covers most organs in the abdomen). In stage IIIB, cancer has spread to the peritoneum but is two centimeters or less in diameter. In stage IIIC, cancer has spread to the peritoneum and is larger than two centimeters in diameter or has spread to lymph nodes in the abdomen. Cancer that has spread to the liver surface is considered Stage III disease.

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