NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,031 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- Whipple procedure
- listen (HWIH-pul proh-SEE-jer)
- A type of surgery used to treat pancreatic cancer. The head of the pancreas, the duodenum, a portion of the stomach, and other nearby tissues are removed. Also called pancreatoduodenectomy.