Colon Cancer is classified into 5 types in which Stage 0 is the beginning stage and Stage 4 is the advanced stage where the cancer has reached to the distant sites.
Colon cancer comprises of 4 main stages in which Stage 0 is the most early stage and Stage IV is the most advanced stage in which the colon cancer spreads to other parts of the body.
Stage 0: The cancer cells are confined to the mucosa (innermost layer of the colon).
Stage 1: Cancer cells spread to submucosa (second inner lining of colon after mucosa).
Stage 2: Cancer cells are reached to the outer layer of the colon.
Stage 3: The cancer cells have passed through muscular layer of the colon and also invaded some of the lymph nodes.
Stage 4: Cancer has reached to distant sites such as lungs or liver.
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