NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,848 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.

nursing home
(NUR-sing home)
A place that gives care to people who have physical or mental disabilities and need help with activities of daily living (such as taking a bath, getting dressed, and going to the bathroom) but do not need to be in the hospital.