NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Colon Cancer - page 9

NCCN Guidelines for Patients
®
Colon Cancer, Version 1.2014
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Figure 1.1 The digestive tract
The digestive tract breaks down food for the body to use
.
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Colon cancer basics
What is the colon?
esophagus
stomach
small intestine
large intestine
Figure 1.2 The colon
The colon wall has four main layers: the mucosa, submucosa, muscularis propria, and serosa or
adventitia.
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