Ten years survival of FIGO stage IIIC epithelial ovarian cancer cases due to lymph node metastases only.
In this paper the authors have analyzed the long-term survival of women with Stage III ovarian cancer due to lymph node metastasis. This retrospective study included 27 patients with FIGO Stage IIIC epithelial ovarian carcinoma due to lymph node metastases observed consecutively at the Mangiagalli Clinic of Milan from 1982 to 2008. Two cases had Fallopian tube carcinoma. A total of ten recurrences were observed. Median time to recurrence was 158 months. The five-year disease-free survival (DFS) was 57.7%. The ten-year corresponding value was 53.2%. Median survival time was 158 months, with median follow-up time of 169 months. The five-year (overall survival) OS rate was 77.1%; the ten-year rate was 55.4%. Women with ovarian cancer Stage IIIC due to nodal involvement have a five-year OS of about 80% and a ten-year OS of about 50%.