NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,780 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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A mineral needed for healthy teeth, bones, and other body tissues. It is the most common mineral in the body. A deposit of calcium in body tissues, such as breast tissue, may be a sign of disease.