colon cancer

Medullary carcinoma of the colon

What is medullary carcinoma of the colon? Medullary carcinoma is a rare type of colon cancer. It is considered a subtype of adenocarcinoma. Compared to other types of colon cancer, medullary carcinoma is associated with a good prognosis. Despite their similar names, medullary carcinoma of the colon is not related to medullary carcinoma of the …
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Colon cancer

What is colon cancer? Colon cancer is a general term used to describe a group of malignant (cancerous) tumours that develop from cells normally found in the colon. A malignant tumour is made up of abnormal cells that have the ability to invade surrounding tissues and spread to other parts of the body. The most …
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Mucinous adenocarcinoma of the colon

What is mucinous adenocarcinoma of the colon? Mucinous adenocarcinoma is a type of colon cancer. In order to make this diagnosis, at least 50% of the tumour must be made up of extracellular mucin. Mucinous adenocarcinoma accounts for approximately 10 to 20% of all colon cancers in adults. Compared to other types of colon cancer, …
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Adenocarcinoma of the colon

What is adenocarcinoma of the colon? Adenocarcinoma is the most common type of colon cancer that arises from cells on the inside of the colon. The colon is divided into five parts – cecum, ascending (right), transverse, descending (left), and sigmoid – and any part of the colon may be involved. Where does adenocarcinoma of …
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Poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma of the colon and rectum

What is poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma? Poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma is a type of colon cancer. It starts from specialized neuroendocrine cells normally found in the colon. Poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma can develop anywhere along the length of the colon from the cecum to the rectum. It is an aggressive type of cancer that often …
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