NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,812 terms related to cancer and medicine.

Browse the dictionary by selecting a letter of the alphabet or by entering a cancer-related word or phrase in the search box.

stage IV endometrial cancer
(... EN-doh-MEE-tree-ul KAN-ser)
Cancer has spread beyond the pelvis. Stage IV is divided into stages IVA and IVB, based on how far the cancer has spread. In stage IVA, cancer has spread to the bladder and/or bowel wall. In stage IVB, cancer has spread to other parts of the body beyond the pelvis, including the abdomen and/or lymph nodes in the groin.

EnlargeStage IVA endometrial cancer shown in a side-view cross-section drawing of the uterus, bladder, cervix, vagina, small intestine, and large intestine. Cancer is shown in the bladder, uterus, and bowel.

Stage IVA endometrial cancer. Cancer has spread into the bladder and/or bowel.

EnlargeStage IVB endometrial cancer; drawing shows cancer has spread beyond the pelvis to lymph nodes in the abdomen. Inset shows cancer spreading through the blood and lymph nodes to other parts of the body.

Stage IVB endometrial cancer. Cancer has spread beyond the pelvis to other parts of the body, such as the abdomen and/or lymph nodes in the groin.