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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


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

  Cancer has spread (1) from the bladder to the wall of the abdomen or pelvis; and/or (2) to one or more lymph nodes; and/or (3) to other parts of the body, such as the lung, bone, or liver.

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Stage IV bladder cancer; drawing shows cancer in the bladder, the pelvic wall, and lymph nodes. Inset shows some other parts of the body where cancer can spread from the bladder: the lung, liver, and bone.