NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,036 terms related to cancer and medicine.

allopathic medicine
(A-loh-PA-thik MEH-dih-sin)
A system in which medical doctors and other healthcare professionals (such as nurses, pharmacists, and therapists) treat symptoms and diseases using drugs, radiation, or surgery. Also called biomedicine, conventional medicine, mainstream medicine, orthodox medicine, and Western medicine.