NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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Dukes A colorectal cancer
(dooks ... KOH-loh-REK-tul KAN-ser)
Cancer has formed in the mucosa (innermost layer) of the colon and/or rectum wall and has spread to the submucosa (layer of tissue next to the mucosa) or to the muscle layer of the colon and/or rectum wall. Also called stage I colorectal cancer.