Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Stage IIA (3)

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Title: Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Stage IIA (3)
Description: Stage IIA squamous cell cancer of the esophagus (3); drawing shows the upper and middle parts of the esophagus and the stomach. An inset shows grade 1 cancer cells in the mucosa layer, thin muscle layer, submucosa layer, thick muscle layer, and connective tissue layer of the upper and middle esophagus wall. The lymph nodes are also shown.

Stage IIA squamous cell cancer of the esophagus (3). Cancer has spread into the connective tissue layer of the esophagus wall. The cancer cells are grade 1. Grade 1 cancer cells look more like normal cells under a microscope and grow and spread more slowly than grade 2 and 3 cancer cells. The tumor is in either the upper or middle esophagus.
Topics/Categories: Anatomy -- Digestive/Gastrointestinal System
Cancer Types -- Esophageal Cancer
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Staging
Type: Color, Medical Illustration (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Terese Winslow (Illustrator)
AV Number: CDR796479
Date Created: January 9, 2019
Date Added: July 8, 2019
Reuse Restrictions: Yes - This image is copyright protected. Any use of this image is subject to prevailing copyright laws. U.S. Government has reuse rights. Please contact the rights holder of this image for permission requests.

Rights holder: Terese Winslow
Email: terese@teresewinslow.com