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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Cistectomía

Cystectomy (sis-TEK-toh-mee)
Surgery to remove all or part of the bladder (the organ that holds urine) or to remove a cyst (a sac or capsule in the body).

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