Is it justified to classify patients to Stage IIIC epithelial ovarian cancer based on nodal involvement only?

Abstract

BACKGROUND Stage IIIC epithelial ovarian cancer is generally associated with upper abdominal tumor implants of greater than 2 cm and carries a grave prognosis. A subset of patients is upstaged to Stage IIIC because of lymph node metastases, in which prognosis is not well defined. We undertook this study to describe the clinical behavior of occult Stage IIIC… (More)

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@article{Cliby2006IsIJ, title={Is it justified to classify patients to Stage IIIC epithelial ovarian cancer based on nodal involvement only?}, author={William A. Cliby and Giovanni Damiano Aletti and Timothy O. Wilson and Karl C. Podratz}, journal={Gynecologic oncology}, year={2006}, volume={103 3}, pages={797-801} }