Unresectable cancer | definition of unresectable cancer by Medical dictionary
unresectable cancer Surgical oncology A malignancy which can't be surgically removed, due either to the number of metastatic foci, or because it is in a surgical danger zone. See Heroic surgery.
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A tumor that cannot be completely removed by surgery.
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