NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,186 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- A type of chemical found in tobacco products and tobacco smoke. Nitrosamines are also found in many foods, including fish, beer, fried foods, and meats. Some nitrosamines cause cancer in laboratory animals and may increase the risk of certain types of cancer in humans.