NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,287 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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ablation
(a-BLAY-shun)
In medicine, the removal or destruction of a body part or tissue or its function. Ablation may be performed by surgery, hormones, drugs, radiofrequency, heat, or other methods.