NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,777 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- Whipple procedure
- listen (HWIH-pul proh-SEE-jer)
- A type of surgery used to treat pancreatic cancer. The head of the pancreas, the duodenum, a portion of the stomach, and other nearby tissues are removed. Also called pancreatoduodenectomy.