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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Hitos de crecimiento y desarrollo

Growth and development milestones (grohth … dee-VEH-lup-MENT MYL-stones)
Goals for the expected sizes of infants and children and activities they should be able to do at specific ages, such as sit, stand, play, speak, think, and interact with others.

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