stage III colorectal cancer

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

Stage III colorectal cancer is divided into stage IIIA, stage IIIB, and stage IIIC. In stage IIIA, (1) cancer has spread through the mucosa (innermost layer) of the colon and/or rectal wall to the submucosa (layer of tissue under the mucosa) and may have spread to the muscle layer of the colon and/or rectal wall. Cancer has spread to at least one but not more than 3 nearby lymph nodes, or cancer cells have formed in tissues near the lymph nodes; or (2) cancer has spread through the mucosa of the colon and/or rectal wall to the submucosa. Cancer has spread to at least 4 but not more than 6 nearby lymph nodes. In stage IIIB, (1) 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 or has spread through the serosa but not to nearby organs. Cancer has spread to at least one but not more than 3 nearby lymph nodes, or cancer cells have formed in tissues near the lymph nodes; or (2) cancer has spread to the muscle layer of the colon and/or rectal wall or to the serosa of the colon and/or rectal wall. Cancer has spread to at least 4 but not more than 6 nearby lymph nodes; or (3) cancer has spread through the mucosa of the colon and/or rectal wall to the submucosa and may have spread to the muscle layer of the colon and/or rectal wall. Cancer has spread to 7 or more nearby lymph nodes. In stage IIIC, (1) cancer has spread through the serosa of the colon and/or rectal wall but has not spread to nearby organs. Cancer has spread to at least 4 but not more than 6 nearby lymph nodes; or (2) cancer has spread through the muscle layer of the colon and/or rectal wall to the serosa of the colon and/or rectal wall or has spread through the serosa but has not spread to nearby organs. Cancer has spread to 7 or more nearby lymph nodes; or (3) cancer has spread through the serosa of the colon and/or rectal wall and has spread to nearby organs. Cancer has spread to one or more nearby lymph nodes, or cancer cells have formed in tissues near the lymph nodes. Also called Dukes C colorectal cancer.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Stage IIIA colorectal cancer. Cancer has spread through the mucosa of the colon/rectum wall to the submucosa and may have spread to the muscle layer, and has spread to one to three nearby lymph nodes or tissues near the lymph nodes. OR, cancer has spread through the mucosa to the submucosa and four to six nearby lymph nodes.Stage IIIB colorectal cancer. Cancer has spread through the muscle layer of the colon/rectum wall to the serosa or has spread through the serosa but not to nearby organs; cancer has spread to one to three nearby lymph nodes or to tissues near the lymph nodes. OR, cancer has spread to the muscle layer or to the serosa, and to four to six nearby lymph nodes. OR, cancer has spread through the mucosa to the submucosa and may have spread to the muscle layer; cancer has spread to seven or more nearby lymph nodes.Stage IIIC colorectal cancer. Cancer has spread through the serosa of the colon/rectum wall but not to nearby organs; cancer has spread to four to six nearby lymph nodes. OR, cancer has spread through the muscle layer to the serosa or has spread through the serosa but not to nearby organs; cancer has spread to seven or more nearby lymph nodes. OR, cancer has spread through the serosa to nearby organs and to one or more nearby lymph nodes or to tissues near the lymph nodes.Cáncer colorrectal en estadio IIIA. El cáncer se diseminó a través de la mucosa de la pared del colon o el recto hasta la submucosa y se puede haber diseminado hasta la capa de músculo, y se diseminó hasta 1 a 3 ganglios linfáticos cercanos o hasta tejidos cerca de los ganglios linfáticos. O, el cáncer se diseminó a través de la mucosa hasta la submucosa y hasta 4 a 6 ganglios linfáticos cercanos.Cáncer colorrectal en estadio IIIB. El cáncer se diseminó a través de la capa de músculo de la pared del colon o el recto hasta la serosa, o se diseminó hasta la serosa, pero no hasta órganos cercanos. El cáncer se diseminó hasta 1 o 3 ganglios linfáticos cercanos, o hasta los tejidos cercanos a los ganglios linfáticos. O, el cáncer se diseminó hasta la capa de músculo o hasta la serosa, y hasta 4 a 6 ganglios linfáticos cercanos. O, el cáncer se diseminó a través de la mucosa hasta la submucosa y se puede haber diseminado hasta la cápa de músculo y hasta siete o más ganglios linfáticos cercanos.Cáncer colorrectal en estadio IIIC. El cáncer se diseminó a través de la serosa de la pared del colon o el recto, pero no hasta órganos cercanos; el cáncer se diseminó hasta 4 a 6 ganglios linfáticos. O, el cáncer se diseminó a través de la capa de músculo hasta la serosa o se diseminó a través de la serosa, pero no hasta órganos cercanos; el cáncer se diseminó hasta siete o más ganglios linfáticos cercanos. O, el cáncer se diseminó a través de la serosa hasta órganos cercanos y hasta uno o más ganglios linfáticos cercanos, o hasta los tejidos cercanos a los ganglios linfáticos. Date last modified: 2015-03-02Colon Cancer TreatmentRectal Cancer TreatmentCáncer de colon: TratamientoCáncer de recto: Tratamiento