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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Clasificación de Dukes

Dukes classification (dooks KLA-sih-fih-KAY-shun)
A staging system used to describe the extent of colorectal cancer. Stages range from A (early stage) to D (advanced stage).

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