stage IV colorectal cancer

Cancer may have spread to nearby lymph nodes and has spread to other parts of the body, such as the liver or lungs. Also called Dukes D colorectal cancer.

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  • stage I colorectal cancer — Cancer has spread beyond the innermost lining of the colon and/or rectum to the second and third layers and involves the inside wall of the colon and/or rectum, but it has not spread to the outer wall or outside the colon and/or rectum. Also… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage II colorectal cancer — Cancer has spread outside the colon and/or rectum to nearby tissue, but it has not gone into the lymph nodes. Also called Dukes B colorectal cancer …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage III colorectal cancer — Tumor cells have spread to organs and lymph nodes near the colon/rectum. Also called Dukes C colorectal cancer …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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  • colorectal cancer — Malignant tumour of the large intestine (colon) or rectum. Risk factors include age (after age 50), family history of colorectal cancer, chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, benign polyps, physical inactivity, and a diet high in fat. Many of the… …   Universalium

  • stage 0 colorectal carcinoma in situ — Abnormal cells are found in the innermost lining of the colon and/or rectum. These abnormal cells may become cancer and spread into nearby normal tissue …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Dukes A colorectal cancer — Cancer has spread beyond the innermost lining of the colon and/or rectum to the second and third layers and involves the inside wall of the colon and/or rectum, but it has not spread to the outer wall or outside the colon and/or rectum. Also… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Dukes B colorectal cancer — Cancer has spread outside the colon and/or rectum to nearby tissue, but it has not gone into the lymph nodes. Also called stage II colorectal cancer …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Dukes D colorectal cancer — Cancer may have spread to nearby lymph nodes and has spread to other parts of the body, such as the liver or lungs. Also called stage IV colorectal cancer …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Dukes C colorectal cancer — Tumor cells have spread to organs and lymph nodes near the colon/rectum. Also called stage III colorectal cancer …   English dictionary of cancer terms


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