NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,812 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- metallic endoprosthesis
- listen (meh-TA-lik EN-doh-pros-THEE-sis)
- A device made of metal that is placed inside the body to replace a body part removed by surgery. An example is a thigh bone replaced during surgery for cancer.