NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

  • Resize font
  • Print
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Pinterest

The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,811 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 IV breast cancer
(... brest KAN-ser)
Cancer has spread to other organs of the body, most often the bones, lungs, liver, or brain.

EnlargeStage IV breast cancer. Drawing shows cancer has spread from lymph nodes through the blood to other parts of the body, such as the brain, lungs, liver, and bone.

Stage IV breast cancer. The cancer has spread to other parts of the body, most often the bones, lungs, liver, or brain.