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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Embolización

Embolization (EM-boh-lih-ZAY-shun)
The blocking of an artery by a clot or foreign material. Embolization can be done as treatment to block the flow of blood to a tumor.



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