NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,779 terms related to cancer and medicine.

Browse the dictionary by selecting a letter of the alphabet or by entering a cancer-related word or phrase in the search box.

stage I AIDS-related lymphoma
(... ree-LAY-ted lim-FOH-muh)
Stage I is divided into stages I and IE. In stage I, cancer is found in one lymphatic area (lymph node group, tonsils and nearby tissue, thymus, or spleen). In stage IE, cancer is found in one organ or area outside the lymph nodes.

EnlargeStage I AIDS-related lymphoma; drawing shows cancer in one lymph node group above the diaphragm. An inset shows a lymph node with a lymph vessel, an artery, and a vein. Lymphoma cells containing cancer are shown in the lymph node.

Stage I AIDS-related lymphoma. Cancer is found in one lymphatic area (lymph nodes, tonsils, thymus, or spleen). In stage IE (not shown), cancer is found in one organ or area outside the lymph nodes.