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.

axillary dissection
(AK-sih-LAYR-ee dy-SEK-shun)
Surgery to remove lymph nodes found in the armpit region. Also called axillary lymph node dissection.