NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,790 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.

bronchogenic carcinoma
(BRON-koh-JEH-nik KAR-sih-NOH-muh)
Cancer that begins in the tissue that lines or covers the airways of the lungs, including small cell and non-small cell lung cancer.