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Stages of Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer stages

The stage of a cancer means how much it has grown or spread. Bladder cancer starts in the inner layer of the bladder and moves outward.

  • In stages 0 and I, cancer is found in just the inner layer.
  • In stage II, cancer is found in the muscle layer.
  • In stage III, the cancer is found outside the bladder. Or it has spread to nearby organs, such as the prostate, uterus, or vagina.
  • In stage IV, the cancer is found in the belly. Or it has spread to another part of the body, such as the liver, lungs, or bones.

Current as of: May 4, 2022

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Christopher G. Wood MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology

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