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Transitional Cell Carcinoma Stages

Stage 0 (Carcinoma in Situ)
In stage 0, the cancer is found only on tissue lining the inside of the renal pelvis or ureter. Stage 0 is divided into stage 0a and stage 0is, depending on the type of tumor.
 
  • Stage 0a may look like tiny mushrooms growing from the lining
  • Stage 0a is also called noninvasive papillary carcinoma
  • Stage 0is is a flat tumor on the tissue lining the inside of the renal pelvis or ureter
  • Stage 0is is also called carcinoma in situ.
 
Stage I
In stage I, the cancer has spread through the cells lining the renal pelvis and/or ureter, into the layer of connective tissue.
 
Stage II
In stage II, the cancer has spread through the layer of connective tissue to the muscle layer of the renal pelvis and/or ureter.
 
Stage III
In stage III, the cancer has spread to the layer of fat outside the renal pelvis and/or ureter, or into the wall of the kidney.
 
Stage IV
In stage IV, the cancer has spread to at least one of the following:
 
  • A nearby organ
  • The layer of fat surrounding the kidney
  • One or more lymph nodes
  • Other parts of the body.
 
Recurrent Transitional Cell Carcinoma
Recurrent transitional cell carcinoma of the renal pelvis and ureter is cancer that has come back after it has been treated. The cancer may come back in the renal pelvis, the ureter, or other parts of the body.
 

Localized Transitional Cell Carcinoma

In localized transitional cell carcinoma, the cancer is found only in the kidney.
 
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