Colon Or Rectal Cancer Stage IIIA

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Title: Colon Or Rectal Cancer Stage IIIA
Description: Stage IIIA colorectal cancer; shows a cross-section of the colon/rectum and a two-panel inset. Each panel shows the layers of the colon/rectum wall: mucosa, submucosa, muscle layers, and serosa. Also shown are a blood vessel and lymph nodes. First panel shows cancer in the mucosa, submucosa, muscle layers, and 2 lymph nodes. Second panel shows cancer in the mucosa, submucosa, and 5 lymph nodes.

Stage IIIA colorectal cancer. Cancer has spread through the mucosa of the colon/rectum wall to the submucosa and may have spread to the muscle layer, and has spread to one to three nearby lymph nodes or tissues near the lymph nodes. OR, cancer has spread through the mucosa to the submucosa and four to six nearby lymph nodes.
Topics/Categories: Anatomy -- Digestive/Gastrointestinal System
Anatomy -- Lymphatic System
Cancer Types -- Colorectal Cancer
Staging
Type: Color, Medical Illustration
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Terese Winslow (Illustrator)
AV Number: CDR688429
Date Created: October 6, 2011
Date Added: April 15, 2011
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