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Extent of Disease Evaluation

Common Metastatic Sites

If the diagnostic term in the pathology report is not in the list below, be sure to consult your ICD-O manual.

Spread Primary Site/Mets
Intracavitary Spread Ovarian cancer tends to spread by shedding malignant cells across serosal surfaces rather than invading other organs. The omentum, under surface of the diaphragm, appendix, bowel, and surface of the liver become involved this way.
Lymphatic Spread Lymphatic spread is unusual.
Hematogenous Spread Distant metastases are unusual; patients succumb from abdominal disease. Distant sites may include lung, pleura, liver parenchyma.

Extent of Disease Evalation

Definitions

Key words/possible involvement:
Terms which indicate possible involvement by tumor. Common terms are provided, but the list is not all-inclusive.

Other words/no involvement:
Other terms seen in reports which indicate an abnormality but do not indicate a neoplastic process. Common terms are provided, but the list is not all-inclusive.

Key Information

Information to look for in the report of the study. Key information helps define the extent of disease.

Diagnostic Studies