Colon or Rectal Cancer Stage 0
|Title:||Colon or Rectal Cancer Stage 0|
Stage 0 colorectal carcinoma in situ; drawing shows a cross-section of the colon/rectum. An inset shows the layers of the colon/rectum wall with abnormal cells in the mucosa layer. Also shown are the submucosa, muscle layers, serosa, a blood vessel, and lymph nodes.
Stage 0 colorectal carcinoma in situ. Abnormal cells are found in the mucosa (innermost layer) of the colon/rectum wall. These abnormal cells may become cancer and spread into nearby normal tissue.
Anatomy -- Digestive/Gastrointestinal System
Anatomy -- Lymphatic System
Cancer Types -- Colorectal Cancer
|Type:||Color, Medical Illustration|
|Source:||National Cancer Institute|
|Creator:||Terese Winslow (Illustrator)|
|Date Created:||May 21, 2018|
|Date Added:||April 15, 2011|
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Rights holder: Terese Winslow