NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,777 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 II bladder cancer
(... BLA-der KAN-ser)
Cancer has spread to the layers of muscle tissue of the bladder.

EnlargeStage 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.

Stage II bladder cancer. Cancer has spread to the layers of muscle tissue of the bladder.