NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,847 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.

radical cystectomy
(RA-dih-kul sis-TEK-toh-mee)
Surgery to remove all of the bladder (the organ that holds urine) as well as nearby tissues and organs.