NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,123 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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endocervical curettage
(en-doh-SER-vih-kul kyoo-reh-TAZH)
A procedure in which a sample of abnormal tissue is removed from the cervix using a small, spoon-shaped instrument called a curette. The tissue is then checked under a microscope for signs of cervical cancer. This procedure may be done if abnormal cells are found during a Pap test.