NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,812 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.

anastomosis
(uh-NAS-toh-MOH-sis)
A procedure to connect healthy sections of tubular structures in the body after the diseased portion has been surgically removed.