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What are the stages of bladder cancer?

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Stages describe how far your cancer has spread. They use the letters T, N, and M and a Roman numeral from 0 to IV. The letter describes where the cancer is, and the number describes how far it has spread.

There are two types of stages for bladder cancer. The clinical stage is your doctor’s informed opinion of how far your cancer has spread. It's used to plan your treatment. The pathologic stage is something your doctor determines after you've had surgery to remove the cancer.

From: What Are the Stages of Bladder Cancer? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Bladder cancer stages.”

Cancer Research UK: “Invasive and advanced bladder cancer stages and grading.”

American Cancer Society: “Signs and symptoms of bladder cancer.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on November 18, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Bladder cancer stages.”

Cancer Research UK: “Invasive and advanced bladder cancer stages and grading.”

American Cancer Society: “Signs and symptoms of bladder cancer.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on November 18, 2018

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