In Stage 4, 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 4 ovarian cancer.
Stage 4 Prognosis & Survival Rates
Most women diagnosed with Stage 4 ovarian cancer have a five-year survival rate of approximately 17%. Survival rates are often based on studies of large numbers of people, but they can’t predict what will happen in any particular person’s case.
Remember, people are not statistics! In our Survivor Stories section, you can read the stories of women living with Stage 4 ovarian cancer here in Minnesota.
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Source: American Cancer Society
Stage 4 Treatment
Treatment for Stage 4 ovarian cancer will consist of surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible, followed by combination chemotherapy.