NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,926 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.

metallic endoprosthesis
(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.