NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,942 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- desmoid tumor
- listen (DEZ-moyd TOO-mer)
- A tumor of the tissue that surrounds muscles, usually in the abdomen. A desmoid tumor rarely metastasizes (spreads to other parts of the body). It may be called aggressive fibromatosis when the tumor is outside of the abdomen.