NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms, by the National Cancer Institute, is one of the most comprehensive medical dictionaries found on the Web. It is also partially used in diverse glossaries on US Government sites with a smaller focus.
The Cancer Dictionary an excellent source to find explanations of cancer terms, including names of drugs and substances used in treatment and cancer research, but also general terms related to medicine.
While there cannot be enough praise for the dictionary as such , let me also emphasize that Cancer.gov site offers you an enormous amount information, such as a list of all cancer types with definitions and a set of accompanying materials and NCI Drug Dictionary.
Please note – that the dictionaries and large parts of the site are also available in Spanish.
Example Term: Cancer
A term for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and can invade nearby tissues. Cancer cells can also spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems. There are several main types of cancer. Carcinoma is a cancer that begins in the skin or in tissues that line or cover internal organs. Sarcoma is a cancer that begins in bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, or other connective or supportive tissue. Leukemia is a cancer that starts in blood-forming tissue such as the bone marrow, and causes large numbers of abnormal blood cells to be produced and enter the blood. Lymphoma and multiple myeloma are cancers that begin in the cells of the immune system. Central nervous system cancers are cancers that begin in the tissues of the brain and spinal cord. Also called malignancy.
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|Title:NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms||Terms: 6000+|
|Link: http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary||Language: English|
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