Colon or Rectal Cancer Stage II
|Title:||Colon or Rectal Cancer Stage II|
Stage II colorectal cancer; drawing shows a cross-section of the colon/rectum and a three-panel inset. Each panel shows the layers of the colon/rectum wall: the mucosa, submucosa, muscle layers, and serosa. Also shown are a blood vessel and lymph nodes. The first panel shows stage IIA with cancer in the mucosa, submucosa, muscle layers, and serosa. The second panel shows stage IIB with cancer in all layers and spreading through the serosa to the visceral peritoneum. The third panel shows stage IIC with cancer in all layers and spreading through the serosa to nearby organs.
Stage II colorectal cancer. In stage IIA, cancer has spread through the muscle layer of the colon/rectum wall to the serosa. In stage IIB, cancer has spread through the serosa of the colon/rectum wall to the visceral peritoneum (tissue that lines the organs in the abdomen). In stage IIC, cancer has spread through the serosa of the colon/rectum wall to nearby organs.
Anatomy -- Digestive/Gastrointestinal System
Anatomy -- Lymphatic System
Cancer Types -- Colorectal Cancer
|Type:||Color, Medical Illustration (JPEG format)|
|Source:||National Cancer Institute|
|Creator:||Terese Winslow (Illustrator)|
|Date Created:||May 14, 2018|
|Date Added:||April 15, 2011|
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Rights holder: Terese Winslow