NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,123 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- surgical castration
- listen (SER-jih-kul kas-TRAY-shun)
- Surgical removal of the testicles (orchiectomy) or ovaries (oophorectomy) to stop the production of sex hormones. Decreasing the levels of hormones may stop the growth of certain cancers.