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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



noninvasive  listen  (NON-in-VAY-siv)

  In medicine, it describes a procedure that does not require inserting an instrument through the skin or into a body opening. In cancer, it describes disease that has not spread outside the tissue in which it began.