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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Cáncer resistente

Resistant cancer (rih-ZIH-stunt KAN-ser)
Cancer that does not respond to treatment. The cancer may be resistant at the beginning of treatment, or it may become resistant during treatment. Also called refractory cancer.

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