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What are the characteristics of stage IIIC colorectal cancer?

One of the following applies.
T4a, N2a, M0: The cancer has grown through the wall of the colon or rectum (including the visceral peritoneum) but has not reached nearby organs. It has spread to 4 to 6 nearby lymph nodes. It has not spread to distant sites.
T3-T4a, N2b, M0: The cancer has grown into the outermost layers of the colon or rectum (T3) or through the visceral peritoneum (T4a) but has not reached nearby organs. It has spread to 7 or more nearby lymph nodes. It has not spread to distant sites.
T4b, N1-N2, M0: The cancer has grown through the wall of the colon or rectum and is attached to or has grown into other nearby tissues or organs. It has spread to 1 or more nearby lymph nodes or into areas of fat near the lymph nodes. It has not spread to distant sites.

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