NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,440 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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low-risk cancer
(loh-risk KAN-ser)
Cancer that tends to grow slowly, usually does not spread to other parts of the body, and may have a good chance of being cured. Knowing whether a cancer is low risk may help plan treatment. Some low-risk cancers may not need treatment right away.