The incidence of positive nodes at primary surgery has been reported as high as 24% in patients with stage I disease, 50
patients with stage II disease, 74% in
patients with stage III disease, and 73% in patients with stage IV disease.
Prognosis in ovarian cancer is influenced by several factors, but multivariate analyses suggest that the most important favorable factors include:
Good performance status.
Cell type other than mucinous and clear cell.