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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Cáncer colorrectal en estadio A de Duke

Dukes A colorectal cancer (dooks KOH-loh-REK-tul KAN-ser)
Cancer has spread beyond the innermost lining of the colon and/or rectum to the second and third layers and involves the inside wall of the colon and/or rectum, but it has not spread to the outer wall or outside the colon and/or rectum. Also called stage I colorectal cancer.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.