NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,919 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- healthcare proxy
- listen (HELTH-kayr PRAK-see)
- A type of advance directive that gives a person (such as a relative, lawyer, or friend) the authority to make healthcare decisions for another person. It becomes active when that person loses the ability to make decisions for himself or herself. Also called HCP.