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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


stage I bladder cancer  listen  (... BLA-der KAN-ser)

  Cancer has spread to the layer of connective tissue next to the inner lining of the bladder.

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Stage I bladder cancer; drawing shows the bladder, ureter, prostate, and urethra. Inset shows cancer in the inner lining of the bladder and in the layer of connective tissue next to it.  Also shown are the muscle layers of the bladder and the layer of fat around the bladder.