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Synonyms for cancer

Synonyms for cancer

any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division

(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer

a small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere

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the fourth sign of the zodiac

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Now, as regards this swelling," he was saying, as he began a belated and distant examination of Kwaque's affliction, "I should say, at a glance, that it is neither tumour nor cancer, nor is it even a boil.
Ay, it must be that; the ghost of some old sin, the cancer of some concealed disgrace: punishment coming, PEDE CLAUDO, years after memory has forgotten and self-love condoned the fault.
Anne of Austria, already suffering from the cancer which six or eight years after caused her death, ate very little more than the cardinal.
A cancer, a tumour, or something of that nature,--a thing that devours and destroys.
When the cancer broke, she dressed it every day; sometimes she brought him some cake and placed him in the sun on a bundle of hay; and the poor old creature, trembling and drooling, would thank her in his broken voice, and put out his hands whenever she left him.
Yet they had still the human gift of speech, and would take council among themselves in their brushwood hovels, glaring with bleared eyes and pointing with thin fingers at the great widespread chateaux which ate like a cancer into the life of the country-side.
Suppose that the remainder of life is to be one constant struggle with the gout which racks our bones, or with a gnawing and disfiguring cancer, the wise man dismisses quacks, and at the proper moment bids a last farewell to the friends whom he only saddens by his presence.
If it comes to that, I had an aunt who died of cancer myself, but I put a bold face on it--" He rose and began tilting his chair backwards and forwards on its hind legs.
But report took up this amazing case of tumor, not clearly distinguished from cancer, and considered the more awful for being of the wandering sort; till much prejudice against Lydgate's method as to drugs was overcome by the proof of his marvellous skill in the speedy restoration of Nancy Nash after she had been rolling and rolling in agonies from the presence of a tumor both hard and obstinate, but nevertheless compelled to yield.
Those with breast, lung, and other cancers, they go through treatment, and there's no guarantee that they'll make it.
Baltimore, MD -- As unbelievable as it seems the key to stopping many cancers has been around for over 30 years.
Kobayashi's method for treating, diagnosing and preventing a variety of cancers fuses various holistic approaches, from Chinese herbal medicines and nutrition to aggressive therapies and modern advances in imaging and diagnosis.
These cancers rely on estrogen to grow, so anti-estrogen therapies aim to cut off their fuel supply.
OGX-011 targets the protein clusterin, which is highly expressed in many cancers including prostate, lung and breast cancer.
One piece of hopeful news comes from the National Cancer Institute, which argues that 80 percent of all cancers are linked to the environment (including diet and lifestyle choices like smoking).