Stage II Colon Cancer
This stage of colon cancer is divided into the following three types:
Stage IIA: Cancer does not affect the organs or lymph nodes in this stage. They involve mucosa and further spread into the serosa, which is the tissue of the intestine made up of serous membrane.
Stage IIB: In this stage, cancer affects all the layers of the colon or rectum (mucosa, submucosa, and serosa). However, lymph nodes or distant organs are not infected yet.
Stage IIC: In this stage, cancer also spreads to involve the nearby lymph nodes, but the distant organs and lymph nodes are still unaffected.