NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,926 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.

superior vena cava
(soo-PEER-ee-er VEE-nuh KAY-vuh)
The large vein that carries blood from the head, neck, arms, and chest to the heart.