Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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stage IV adrenocortical cancer
The cancer has spread to tissues or organs in the area and to lymph nodes around the adrenal cortex, or the cancer has spread to other parts of the body
stage IV adult non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
The cancer either (1) is found in at least one organ or tissue other than the lymph nodes and may be in nearby lymph nodes; or (2) has spread to one organ other than the lymph nodes and has More…
stage IV adult primary liver cancer
Stage IV is divided into stage IVA and IVB. In stage IVA, there is more than one tumor, which may have spread to nearby lymph nodes, and the tumors (1) are in both lobes of the liver, or More…
stage IV anal cancer
Cancer has spread to distant lymph nodes within the abdomen or to organs in other parts of the body
stage IV bladder cancer
Cancer has spread from the bladder to the wall of the abdomen or pelvis. Cancer may have spread to one or more lymph nodes or to other parts of the body
stage IV breast cancer
Cancer has spread to other organs of the body, most often the bones, lungs, liver, or brain; or tumor has spread locally to the skin and lymph nodes inside the neck, near the collarbone More…
stage IV cancer of the uterus
Cancer cells have spread to the lining of the bladder or rectum or to distant parts of the body
stage IV cancer of the vulva
Cancer has spread beyond the urethra, vagina, and anus into the lining of the bladder (the sac that holds urine) and the bowel (intestine); or it may have spread to the lymph nodes in the More…
stage IV cervical cancer
Cancer has spread to the bladder, rectum, or other parts of the body. Stage IV is divided into stages IVA and IVB. In stage IVA, cancer has spread to the bladder or rectal wall and may have More…
stage IV childhood non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
Cancer is found in the bone marrow, brain, or spinal cord. Cancer may also be found in other parts of the body
stage IV chronic lymphocytic leukemia
There are too many lymphocytes in the blood and too few platelets. The lymph nodes, liver, or spleen may be larger than normal and there may be too few red blood cells
stage IV colorectal cancer
Cancer may have spread to nearby lymph nodes and has spread to other parts of the body, such as the liver or lungs. Also called Dukes' D colorectal cancer
stage IV cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
Stage IV cutaneous T-cell lymphoma may be either of the following: in stage IVA cancer, the skin is red, dry, and scaly, and the lymph nodes contain cancer cells; in stage IVB cancer, the More…
stage IV endometrial cancer
Cancer has spread beyond the pelvis. Stage IV is divided into stages IVA and IVB, based on whether cancer has spread to the lining of the bladder (the sac that holds urine), to the bowel, More…
stage IV esophageal cancer
Stage IV esophageal cancer is divided into stage IVA and stage IVB, depending on where the cancer has spread. In stage IVA, cancer has spread to nearby or distant lymph nodes. In stage IVB, More…
stage IV gastric cancer
Cancer has spread (1) to organs next to the stomach and to at least one lymph node, or (2) to more than 15 lymph nodes, or (3) to other parts of the body
stage IV Hodgkin's lymphoma
Cancer has spread to an organ or organs outside the lymph system; or cancer has spread to only one organ outside the lymph system, but lymph nodes far away from that organ are involved. More…
stage IV hypopharynx cancer
The tumor has spread to nearby tissues and lymph nodes of the neck and may have spread to other parts of the body
stage IV kidney cancer
Cancer has spread beyond the kidney to 1 or more nearby lymph nodes and/or to other organs. Also called stage IV renal cell cancer
stage IV laryngeal cancer
The cancer has spread to tissues around the larynx, such as the pharynx or the tissues in the neck. The lymph nodes in the area may contain cancer; the cancer has spread to more than one More…
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