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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Dispositivo de ayuda

Assistive device (uh-SISS-tiv…)
A tool that helps a person with a disability to do a certain task. Examples are a cane, wheelchair, scooter, walker, hearing aid, or special bed.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.