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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


stage IV transitional cell cancer of the renal pelvis and ureter  listen  (... tran-ZIH-shuh-nul sel KAN-ser ... REE-nul PEL-vus ... YER-eh-ter)

  Cancer has spread to at least one of the following: (1) a nearby organ; (2) the layer of fat surrounding the kidney; (3) one or more lymph nodes; and/or (4) distant parts of the body, such as the lung, liver, or bone.