NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,399 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- A parasitic worm that can cause diseases of the liver, bladder, and gastrointestinal tract. One type of schistosome has been linked to bladder cancer. Schistosomes are found in Africa, the Middle East, East Asia, the Caribbean, and South America.