NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,208 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- staging system
- listen (STAY-jing SIS-tem)
- A system that is used to describe the extent of cancer in the body. Staging is usually based on the size of the tumor and whether the cancer has spread from where it started to nearby areas, lymph nodes, or other parts of the body.