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