NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,791 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.

stage IV esophageal adenocarcinoma
(... ee-SAH-fuh-JEE-ul A-deh-noh-KAR-sih-NOH-muh)
Cancer has spread to other parts of the body.

EnlargeStage IV adenocarcinoma of the esophagus; drawing shows other parts of the body where esophagus cancer may spread, including the lung, liver, adrenal gland, kidney, and bone. An inset shows cancer spreading through the blood and lymph nodes to other parts of the body.

Stage IV adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. Cancer has spread to other parts of the body.