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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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To make certain, I shall examine for cancer and tumour, although there's little chance of anything like that."
"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." And the lawyer, scared by the thought, brooded awhile on his own past, groping in all the corners of memory, least by chance some Jack-in-the-Box of an old iniquity should leap to light there.
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.
The American Cancer Society offers vast resources on diagnosis, treatment and prevention for a wide range of cancers, as well as support and advocacy for the disease.
Sadly, for many workers, the price of paying the bills for the family is getting sick with cancer. "On average, about four percent of all cancers are related to occupation," says Schulte.
While millions of Americans suffer from illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and cancers of the breast and prostate, these maladies affect certain population groups more than others, for a host of complex reasons suspected but not confirmed by hard scientific data.
Baltimore, MD -- As unbelievable as it seems the key to stopping many cancers has been around for over 30 years.
Researchers have applied this principle to other types of cancers. By simply ratcheting up a tumor's temperature a few degrees--similar to the tiny temperature difference between the testes and the rest of a man's body--scientists are boosting the power of radiation, chemotherapy, and cancer vaccines.