Dukes A colorectal cancer

Definition / meaning of Dukes A colorectal cancer

Cancer has spread from the mucosa (innermost layer) of the colon and/or rectal wall to the submucosa (layer of tissue under the mucosa) of the colon and/or rectal wall. Cancer may have spread to the muscle layer of the colon and/or rectal wall. Also called stage I colorectal cancer.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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