NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,079 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- A yellow, red, or orange substance found mostly in plants, including carrots, sweet potatoes, dark green leafy vegetables, and many fruits, grains, and oils. Some carotenoids are changed into vitamin A in the body and some are being studied in the prevention of cancer. A carotenoid is a type of antioxidant and a type of provitamin.