reduction of the volume of cancer by one of several techniques; most frequently used to imply surgical removal
General term used for surgeries in which subcutaneous tissue is removed from lymphodemous limb. See also Charles Procedure and Thompsons Procedure.
A surgical procedure to remove as much of a tumor as possible without removing it entirely.
Operation to remove as much of a large tumor as can be removed. This is don to make it easier to treat the cancer that is left.
Surgical procedure used to remove a significant part or most of a tumor in cases where it is not possible to remove all of it.
A procedure that removes a significant part or most of a tumor in cases where it is not possible to remove all of it. This may make subsequent radiation or chemotherapy easier and more effective.
The surgical removal of the major portion of a tumor mass in situations where the entire tumor cannot be completely removed.
reducing the size of a tumor often through surgery but possibly through radiation therapy.
Procedure to remove as much of the cancer as possible, reducing the "bulk" of the cancer.
Compacting of a thick laminate under moderate heat and pressure and/or vacuum to remove most of the air, to ensure seating on the tool, and to prevent wrinkles.
Debulking is the surgical removal of part of a malignant tumour which cannot be completely excised, so as to enhance the effectiveness of radiation or chemotherapy. It is used only in specific malignancies, as generally partial removal of a tumor is not considered a worthwhile intervention. Ovarian carcinoma and some types of brain tumor are debulked prior to commencing radio- or chemotherapy.