E-How Offers the following information, I hope you take a moment to read them. Maybe it will save your life. Tonight, I did read them and on my next appointment I will discuss they symptoms I do experience on a regular basis to be safe.
- Besides being within one or both of the ovaries, in stage II, the ovarian cancer is also found in organs within the pelvis such as the bladder, rectum, uterus, fallopian tubes or the sigmoid colon.
- Stage IV ovarian cancer is the last stage. Here, the cancer is found in the lungs, liver or any other organs beyond the peritoneal cavity. At this stage, ovarian cancer cells may also be found in the fluid in the lungs.
Survival Rates by Stage
- The survival rates vary greatly by stage. According to the American Cancer Society, stage I has a 5-year survival rate of 84.7 to 92.7 percent, while stage II has a 5-year survival rate of 64.4 percent to 78.6 percent. Stage III has a survival rate of 31.5 to 50.8 percent, while stage IV has a survival rate of 17.5 percent.
Read more: http://www.ehow.com/facts_4912659_ovarian-cancer-stages.html#ixzz2Xwlw2sfu
My motivation on posting this tonight was listening to Pierce Brosnan talk candidly about the disease and how it affected his wife and then his daughter. We are always hearing about breast cancer prevention but that is not the only cancer women face. Please make sure you learn the signs and protect yourself.