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What are the different types of colon cancer?

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In brief: Most common

Is adenocarcinoma.
Rarely can see signet ring cell cancer, very rarely malignant melanoma.

In brief: Most common

Is adenocarcinoma.
Rarely can see signet ring cell cancer, very rarely malignant melanoma.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
4 doctors agree

In brief: Can be several

Although adenocarcinoma is the primary type of colon cancer, one can also get lymphomas, melanomas, smooth muscle tumors of the colon, and carcinoids, to mention a few.

In brief: Can be several

Although adenocarcinoma is the primary type of colon cancer, one can also get lymphomas, melanomas, smooth muscle tumors of the colon, and carcinoids, to mention a few.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Good answer, if include certain anal/rectal lesions, may get squamous cell as well.
Dr. Fred Thaler
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Only one type

Adenocarcinoma of the colon, or colon cancer as it is commonly known, is generally of one type but is often characterized by its location in the colon, and the stage (localized, spread to the outside of the colon, to the lymph nodes, or to other organs}.

In brief: Only one type

Adenocarcinoma of the colon, or colon cancer as it is commonly known, is generally of one type but is often characterized by its location in the colon, and the stage (localized, spread to the outside of the colon, to the lymph nodes, or to other organs}.
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