NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,214 terms related to cancer and medicine.
We offer a widget that you can add to your website to let users look up cancer-related terms. Get NCI’s Dictionary of Cancer Terms Widget.
- protective factor
- listen (proh-TEK-tiv FAK-ter)
- Something that may decrease the chance of getting a certain disease. Some examples of protective factors for cancer are getting regular physical activity, staying at a healthy weight, and having a healthy diet.