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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Localización

Localization (LOH-kuh-lih-ZAY-shun)
The process of determining or marking the location or site of a lesion or disease. May also refer to the process of keeping a lesion or disease in a specific location or site.

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