stage IV

Definition of stage IV renal cell cancer

stage IV renal cell cancer

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Cancer has spread (1) beyond the layer of fatty tissue around the kidney and may have spread into the adrenal gland above the kidney with cancer or to nearby lymph nodes; or (2) to other parts of the body, such as the bones, liver, lungs, brain, adrenal glands, or distant lymph nodes. Also called stage IV kidney cancer.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms