How is ovarian cancer different from metastatic ovarian cancer?

Related to spread. Metastatic refers to a cancer that has spread from the original site that it originated from to a more distant site in the body. For example, if a woman had ovarian cancer and it spread to the lungs then this would be consider metastatic disease.
Ovarian Cancer. Cancer restricted to the ovary itself differs from metastatic disease in that the latter has spread beyond the ovary to involve adjacent tissues, or spread to the abdomen or pelvis, or distant sites. 5-yr survival rates for cancer that is confined to the ovary is 90%, 70% if spread to the pelvis, 10-20% if it spreads to the abdomen, and less than 5% if spread outside the abdomen and pelvis.

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What is the best study for metastatic ovarian cancer at stage 5?

No such thing. Cancer staging systems go up to stage IV only. No such thing as stage 5. Read more...
No stage 5. Not sure what u mean by stage five since staging system only goes up to stage four. Also not sure what test u are looking to order and what it is supposed to b accomplishing for u, monitoring? Treatment response assessment? Staging? Read more...

What can I do if my sister is suffering from metastatic ovarian cancer?

Sorry to hear but... ....What exactly do you need to know? One thing, though, please make sure she gets tested for brca mutations as it may affect you and the rest of the family. Hope she does well. Best wishes and blessings to both. Read more...

What is the average life span after diagnosis of metastatic ovarian cancer that is poorly differentiated?

Varies. Nobody can really give you a specific time period. We usually look at 5 year survival rates. If you know the stage of cancer, you can easily find the corresponding 5 year survival rate on the internet. This tells you what percentage of patients with that stage of cancer will live beyond 5 years. Hope this helps. Read more...
Varies. This is difficult to predict in any individual, but the average is probably in the range of 18-24 months. Read more...
No answer. It is usually not possible to predict the survival time in a given patient. Generally survival time for a metastatic ovarian cancer is in months, but there are enough exception to make rendering an opinion of exact time a hazardous undertaking. Read more...

What does this mean I have ovarian cancer after surgery and chemo it returned in a month. Now diagnosis is cancer metastic to peritoneum and to liver?

It is aggressive. This sounds like a late stage or aggressive cancer that has spread to your liver and the tissue lining the inside of your abdomen. Please discuss this with your gyn oncologist. Read more...
TIME 4 NEW TREATMENT. I assume recurrence occurred 1 month after completing chemo, this is considered platinum resistant disease. Options - bevacizumab, liposomal doxorubicin or clinical trial looking at a new experimental drug for platinum resistance. Talk to your oncologist. Read more...

My mam has ovarian cancer, it's really tough for me to cope : (i feel so upset and angry and i'd just like to know how to cope?

Counseling. Dealing with grief is complicated and difficult. Life often isn't 'fair'. If you need help coping with your mother's cancer, ask your doctor for a referral to a counselor, whether it be a psychiatrist, psychologist, or other professional who deals with these issues. Read more...