NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,886 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- radioactive seed
- listen (RAY-dee-oh-AK-tiv...)
A small, radioactive pellet that is placed in or near a tumor. Cancer cells are killed by the energy given off as the radioactive material breaks down and becomes more stable.