NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,071 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- alcohol ablation
- listen (AL-kuh-hol a-BLAY-shun)
- An injection of ethanol (alcohol) through the skin directly into a tumor to kill cancer cells. Ultrasound or a CT scan is used to guide the needle into the tumor. Also called ethanol ablation, PEI, and percutaneous ethanol injection.