Bladder Cancer Stages
Depending on its extension,
bladder cancer is classified into 4 stages:
- Stage I: the cancer is present
in the inner lining of the
bladder; the muscular bladder wall is not affected.
II: the cancer has extended
from the inner lining of the
bladder to the bladder wall
III: at this stage, the
cancer cells have spread from the bladder wall to surrounding tissue: prostate gland, vagina, or uterus.
IV: at stage 4 (the last
stage), the cancer cells have proliferated to the lymph nodes, abdominal wall, lungs, bones and/or