NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,021 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- A surgical procedure in which the lymph nodes are removed and a sample of tissue is checked under a microscope for signs of cancer. For a regional lymphadenectomy, some of the lymph nodes in the tumor area are removed; for a radical lymphadenectomy, most or all of the lymph nodes in the tumor area are removed. Also called lymph node dissection.