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Cellular Classification of Colon Cancer

    Histologic types of colon cancer include the following:

    • Adenocarcinoma (most colon cancers).
      • Mucinous (colloid) adenocarcinoma.
      • Signet ring adenocarcinoma.
    • Scirrhous tumors.
    • Neuroendocrine.[1] Tumors with neuroendocrine differentiation typically have a poorer prognosis than pure adenocarcinoma variants.

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    1. Saclarides TJ, Szeluga D, Staren ED: Neuroendocrine cancers of the colon and rectum. Results of a ten-year experience. Dis Colon Rectum 37 (7): 635-42, 1994.

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      Last Updated: February 25, 2014
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