stage IV renal cell cancer

Cancer has spread (1) beyond the layer of fatty tissue around the kidney and may be found in 1 nearby lymph node; or (2) to 2 or more nearby lymph nodes; or (3) to other organs, such as the bowel, pancreas, or lungs, and may be found in nearby lymph nodes. Also called stage IV kidney cancer.

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  • stage III renal cell cancer — Cancer is found in (1) the kidney and in 1 nearby lymph node; or (2) an adrenal gland or in the layer of fatty tissue around the kidney, and may be found in 1 nearby lymph node; or (3) the main blood vessels of the kidney and may be found in 1… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage I renal cell cancer — The tumor is 7 centimeters or smaller and is found in the kidney only. Also called stage I kidney cancer …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage II renal cell cancer — The tumor is larger than 7 centimeters and is found in the kidney only. Also called stage II kidney cancer …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage I transitional cell cancer of the renal pelvis and ureter — Cancer has spread through the lining of the renal pelvis and/or ureter, into the layer of connective tissue …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage II transitional cell cancer of the renal pelvis and ureter — Cancer has spread through the layer of connective tissue to the muscle layer of the renal pelvis and/or ureter …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage III transitional cell cancer of the renal pelvis and ureter — Cancer has spread either (1) to the layer of fat outside the renal pelvis and/or ureter; or (2) into the wall of the kidney …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage IV transitional cell cancer of the renal pelvis and ureter — Cancer has spread to a nearby organ and/or to the layer of fat surrounding the kidney …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Renal cell carcinoma — For other uses, see RCC (disambiguation). Main article: Kidney cancer Renal cell carcinoma Classification and external resources Micrograph of the most common t …   Wikipedia

  • renal cell carcinoma — or hypernephroma Malignant tumour of the cells that cover and line the kidney. It usually affects persons over age 50 who have vascular disorders of the kidneys. It seldom causes pain, unless it is advanced. It may metastasize to other organs… …   Universalium

  • stage 0 transitional cell carcinoma in situ of the renal pelvis and ureter — Abnormal cells are found in tissue lining the inside of the renal pelvis or ureter. These abnormal cells may become cancer and spread into nearby normal tissue. Stage 0 is divided into stages 0a (papillary carcinoma) and 0is (carcinoma in situ),… …   English dictionary of cancer terms


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