NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,413 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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stage IV bladder cancer
(... BLA-der KAN-ser)
Stage IV is divided into stages IVA and IVB. In stage IVA, cancer has spread (1) from the bladder to the wall of the abdomen or pelvis; or (2) to lymph nodes that are above the common iliac arteries (major arteries in the pelvis). In stage IVB, cancer has spread to other parts of the body, such as the lung, bone, or liver.