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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Quimioembolización

Chemoembolization (KEE-moh-EM-boh-lih-ZAY-shun)
A procedure in which the blood supply to the tumor is blocked surgically or mechanically and anticancer drugs are administered directly into the tumor. This permits a higher concentration of drug to be in contact with the tumor for a longer period of time.



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