NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,863 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.

music therapy
(MYOO-sik THAYR-uh-pee)
A type of therapy that uses music to help improve a person’s overall health and well-being. It may include creating, singing, moving, listening, and/or relaxing to music. Music therapy may be used to help relieve stress, pain, anxiety, and depression caused by a disease, such as cancer, and its treatment. Music therapy is a type of complementary medicine.