There are 4 stages of Kidney Cancer ranging from Stage I to Stage IV. In Stage I, the tumor is smallest in size and in Stage IV, the kidney cancer spreads to the other parts of the body including bones, lungs and brain.
There are basically 4 stages of cancer which includes Stage I, II, III and IV.
Stage I: The tumor is less than 7 cm and is confined only till the kidney. At this stage, it does not spread to lymph nodes or distant sites.
Stage II: The tumor size is more than 7 cm and located in the kidney. Still, it does not spread to lymph nodes or other parts of the body.
Stage III: The size of the tumor varies. It has spread to the lymph nodes but not to other parts of the body.
Stage IV: At this stage, it can spread to lymph nodes or even to other parts of the body like bones, lungs and even brain.
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