NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,188 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- The act of staying away from people, places, and thoughts that may cause anxiety, pain, or unpleasant feelings. Some types of cancer-related avoidance include refusing to accept a cancer diagnosis or get treatment, and using alcohol or other drugs to forget about having cancer.