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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


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

  Cancer has spread to the layers of muscle tissue of the bladder.

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Stage II bladder cancer; drawing shows the bladder, ureter, prostate, and urethra. Inset shows cancer in the inner lining of the bladder, the layer of connective tissue, and the muscle layers. Also shown is the layer of fat around the bladder.