NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,812 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- prophylactic oophorectomy
- listen (PROH-fih-LAK-tik oh-oh-foh-REK-toh-mee)
- Surgery intended to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer by removing the ovaries before disease develops.