Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Stage IIIC (part 1)

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Title: Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Stage IIIC (part 1)
Description: Stage IIIC squamous cell cancer of the esophagus (1); drawing shows the esophagus, trachea, and lung. The top inset shows cancer that has spread from the esophagus into the diaphragm and pleura; the aorta, chest wall, and rib are also shown. The bottom inset shows cancer that has spread from the esophagus into the membrane (sac) around the heart. Also shown is cancer in lymph nodes near the esophagus.

Stage IIIC squamous cell cancer of the esophagus (1). Cancer has spread into the (a) diaphragm, (b) pleura (tissue that covers the lungs and lines the inner wall of the chest cavity), or (c) membrane (sac) around the heart. The cancer can be removed by surgery. Cancer is found in 1 to 6 lymph nodes near the tumor.
Topics/Categories: Anatomy -- Digestive/Gastrointestinal System
Cancer Types -- Esophageal Cancer
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Staging
Type: Color, Medical Illustration
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Terese Winslow (Illustrator)
AV Number: CDR759739
Date Created: September 8, 2014
Date Added: October 28, 2014
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