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debulk

[de-bulk] to surgically reduce the volume or amount of cancer, usually by removing all that can be safely taken out.

Surgery for ovarian cancer

... It has been shown that gynecologic oncologists are more likely than general
surgeons and gynecologists to stage and debulk ovarian cancer ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/ovariancancer/detailedguide/ovarian-cancer-treating-surgery

Treatment of invasive epithelial ovarian cancers, by stage

... If the chemo works and the patient becomes stronger, surgery to debulk
the cancer may be done, often followed by more chemo. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/ovariancancer/detailedguide/ovarian-cancer-treating-by-stage

Cancer Glossary

... debulk Search [de-bulk]. to surgically reduce the volume or amount of cancer,
usually by removing all that can be safely taken out. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=d

Surgery for ovarian cancer

... surgery. To debulk the cancer, the surgeon may need to remove part
of the colon, bladder, stomach, liver, and/or pancreas. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/ovariancancer/overviewguide/ovarian-cancer-overview-treating-surgery

Treatment for stromal tumors of the ovary, by stage

... tumor. Surgery is also used to stage and debulk the cancer, as needed
(this is discussed in the section about surgery). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/ovariancancer/detailedguide/ovarian-cancer-treating-stromal-tumors

Treatment for epithelial tumors of low malignant potential

... If the tumor has spread outside the ovary when it is first diagnosed, the
surgeon will remove as much of it as possible (debulk it). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/ovariancancer/detailedguide/ovarian-cancer-treating-low-malignant-potential

Ovarian Cancer

... It has been shown that gynecologic oncologists are more likely than general
surgeons and gynecologists to stage and debulk ovarian cancer ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003130-pdf.pdf

Ovarian Cancer Overview

... surgery. To debulk the cancer, the surgeon may need to remove part
of the colon, bladder, stomach, liver, and/or pancreas. ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003070-pdf.pdf

Should We Screen For Lung Cancer, Or Not?

... There is evidence that RFA can kill some cancer and/or debulk tumors
making them more susceptible to chemo and radiation. ...

http://www.cancer.org/aboutus/drlensblog/post/2007/03/06/should-we-screen-for-lung-cancer-or-not.aspx