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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


transurethral microwave thermotherapy  listen  (TRANZ-yoo-REE-thrul MY-kroh-WAYV THER-moh-THAYR-uh-pee)

  A procedure used to treat benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). An instrument is inserted through the urethra into the bladder. A small microwave antenna on the instrument heats nearby prostate tissue and destroys it. This relieves pressure and improves urine flow. Also called TUMT.