colon cancer

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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Invasive adenocarcinoma of the colon and rectum

What is invasive adenocarcinoma? Invasive adenocarcinoma is the most common type of colon cancer. It starts from the glands normally found on the inside surface of the colon. Any part of the colon, from the cecum to the rectum, can be involved. In many cases, this type of cancer starts in a pre-cancerous condition called …
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Mucinous adenocarcinoma of the colon and rectum

What is colorectal mucinous adenocarcinoma? Colorectal 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, mucinous …
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Adenocarcinoma of the colon

What is adenocarcinoma of the colon? Adenocarcinoma is the most common type of colon cancer. It starts from the glands normally found on the inside surface of the colon. Any part of the colon, from the cecum to the rectum, can be involved. Is adenocarcinoma the same as colon cancer? Because adenocarcinoma is the most …
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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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