NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,989 terms related to cancer and medicine. The search textbox has an autosuggest feature. When you enter three or more characters, a list of up to 10 suggestions will popup under the textbox. Use the arrow keys to move through the suggestions. To select a suggestion, hit the enter key. Using the escape key closes the listbox and puts you back at the textbox. The radio buttons allow you to toggle between having all search items start with or contain the text you entered in the search box. Starts with Contains Browse: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z # areola listen (ayr-EE-oh-luh) The area of dark-colored skin on the breast that surrounds the nipple. Enlarge Anatomy of the female breast. The nipple and areola are shown on the outside of the breast. The lymph nodes, lobes, lobules, ducts, and other parts of the inside of the breast are also shown. Enlarge Male breast anatomy: Anatomy of the male breast showing the nipple, areola, fatty tissue, and ducts. Nearby lymph nodes, ribs, and muscle are also shown.