NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,372 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- listen (LOH-kuh-lized)
- In medicine, describes disease that is limited to a certain part of the body. For example, localized cancer is usually found only in the tissue or organ where it began, and has not spread to nearby lymph nodes or to other parts of the body. Some localized cancers can be completely removed by surgery.