NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,177 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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thermal ablation
(THER-mul a-BLAY-shun)
A procedure using heat to remove tissue or a part of the body, or destroy its function. For example, to remove the lining of the uterus, a catheter is inserted through the cervix into the uterus, a balloon at the end of the catheter is inflated, and fluid inside the balloon is heated to destroy the lining of the uterus.