stage IV colorectal cancer

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

Stage IV colorectal cancer is divided into stage IVA and stage IVB. In stage IVA, cancer may have spread through the colon and/or rectal wall and may have spread to nearby organs or lymph nodes. Cancer has spread to one organ that is not near the colon and/or rectum, such as the liver, lung, or ovary, or to a distant lymph node. In stage IVB, cancer may have spread through the colon and/or rectal wall and may have spread to nearby organs or lymph nodes. Cancer has spread to more than one organ that is not near the colon and/or rectum or into the lining of the abdominal wall.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Stage IV colon cancer. The cancer has spread to other parts of the body, such as the lymph nodes, lung, liver, abdominal wall, or ovary.Cáncer de colon en estadio IV. El cáncer se diseminó hasta otras partes del cuerpo, incluso los ganglios linfáticos, el pulmón, el hígado, la pared del abdomen o el ovario. Date last modified: 2011-03-21Colon Cancer TreatmentRectal Cancer TreatmentCáncer de colon: TratamientoCáncer de recto: Tratamiento