stage I colorectal cancer

Pronunciation: (...KOH-loh-REK-tul KAN-ser)

Cancer has spread from the mucosa (innermost layer) of the colon and/or rectal wall to the submucosa (layer of tissue under the mucosa) of the colon and/or rectal wall. Cancer may have spread to the muscle layer of the colon and/or rectal wall. Also called Dukes A colorectal cancer.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: Stage I colorectal cancer. Cancer has spread from the mucosa of the colon/rectum wall to the muscle layer.

Date last modified: 2011-03-21Colon Cancer TreatmentRectal Cancer TreatmentCáncer de colon: TratamientoCáncer de recto: Tratamiento