stage IV bladder cancer

Definition of stage IV bladder cancer

stage IV bladder cancer

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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.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms