stage II colorectal cancer

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

Stage II colorectal cancer is divided into stage IIA, stage IIB, and stage IIC. In stage IIA, cancer has spread through the muscle layer of the colon and/or rectal wall to the serosa (outermost layer) of the colon and/or rectal wall. In stage IIB, cancer has spread through the serosa of the colon and/or rectal wall but has not spread to nearby organs. In stage IIC, cancer has spread through the serosa of the colon and/or rectal wall to nearby organs. Also called Dukes B colorectal cancer.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Stage II colorectal cancer. In stage IIA, cancer has spread through the muscle layer of the colon/rectum wall to the serosa. In stage IIB, cancer has spread through the serosa but has not spread to nearby organs. In stage IIC, cancer has spread through the serosa to nearby organs.Cáncer colorrectal en estadio II. En el estadio IIA, el cáncer se diseminó a través de la capa de músculo del colon o la pared del recto hasta la serosa. En el estadio IIB, el cáncer se diseminó a través de la serosa, pero no se diseminó hasta órganos cercanos. En el estadio IIC, el cáncer se diseminó a través de la serosa hasta órganos cercanos. Date last modified: 2011-03-21Colon Cancer TreatmentRectal Cancer TreatmentCáncer de colon: TratamientoCáncer de recto: Tratamiento