Colon or Rectal Cancer Stage IIIC
|Title:||Colon or Rectal Cancer Stage IIIC|
Stage IIIC 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 cancer in all layers, in 4 lymph nodes, and in the visceral peritoneum. The second panel shows cancer in all layers and in 7 lymph nodes. The third panel shows cancer in all layers, in 2 lymph nodes, and spreading to nearby organs.
Stage IIIC colorectal cancer. Cancer has spread through the serosa of the colon/rectum wall to the visceral peritoneum (tissue that lines the organs in the abdomen). Cancer has spread to four to six nearby lymph nodes; OR cancer has spread through the muscle layer of the colon/rectum wall to the serosa or has spread through the serosa to the visceral peritoneum. Cancer has spread to seven or more nearby lymph nodes; OR cancer has spread through the serosa of the colon/rectal wall to nearby organs. Cancer has spread to one or more nearby lymph nodes or to tissue near the lymph nodes.
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