Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. The SEER Program classifies an ovarian cancer as localized cancer is confined to the ovaryregional cancer extends beyond the ovary into surrounding organs and tissues Incidence of ovarian cancer after breast cancer regional lymph nodesor distant cancer has spread to sites remote from the ovary. Related articles in Web of Science Google Scholar. Ovarian cancer-specific survival was significantly worse for the subgroup treated with adjuvant chemotherapy for BC HR mult 1. These latter three studies share some of the limitations discussed earlier. Until recently, most research has shown that having your womb removed hysterectomy may also reduce your risk of ovarian cancer.