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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.

References

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.[PUBMED Abstract]

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