NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,790 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- open resection
- listen (… ree-SEK-shun)
- Surgery to remove part or all of an organ or a tumor and nearby lymph nodes. The incision is large enough to let the surgeon see into the body.