NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,780 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 I bladder cancer
(... BLA-der KAN-ser)
Cancer has spread to the layer of connective tissue next to the inner lining of the bladder.

EnlargeStage 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.

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