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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



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

  Cancer has spread from the bladder to the layer of fat surrounding it and may have spread to the reproductive organs (prostate, seminal vesicles, uterus, or vagina).

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Stage III 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, the muscle layers, and the layer of fat around the bladder.