NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,325 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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microstaging
(MY-kroh-STAY-jing)
A technique used to help determine the stage (extent) of melanoma and certain squamous cell cancers. A sample of skin that contains tumor tissue is examined under a microscope to find out how thick the tumor is and/or how deeply the tumor has grown into the skin or connective tissues.