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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Incontinencia

Incontinence (in-KAHN-tih-nens)
Inability to control the flow of urine from the bladder (urinary incontinence) or the escape of stool from the rectum (fecal incontinence).

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