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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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Barstis has been treating Shaffer for the past couple of years and has followed, and lectured about, the increase in advanced breast cancer patients living with their disease.
There are a lot of new medications which are making cancer just another chronic disease,'' Barstis said, explaining that these medicines are keeping the disease at a controllable state, without curing it.
Temperatures that were a mere 2[degrees]C to 9[degrees]C warmer than body temperature could make a difference for cancer treatments.
One possibility is that heating improves a tumor's blood flow, delivering more chemotherapy drugs to cancer cells.
Turn to page 82 of How to Fight Cancer & Win for the delicious diet that can help stop the formation of cancer cells and shrink tumors.
They walked away from traditional cancer treatments .
It's no wonder then that Japan has become a hot bed for cancer remedy start-ups, offering everything from nanotech and broccoli sprout powder to new immunotherapy methods.
Those figures are undoubtedly higher now, notes the American Cancer Society, since they were based on women diagnosed before more recent treatment advances.
OGX-011 is a targeted therapeutic that sensitizes resistant tumors to conventional cancer therapeutics, such as chemotherapy, hormone ablation therapy and radiation therapy.
Below, we offer a list of common environmental causes of cancer.
Given these challenges, as activist-generated breast cancer research unfolded, tensions emerged from the mismatch between what investigators can achieve through prevailing epidemiologic research paradigms and what activists had hoped to accomplish in time to help their daughters.
We examine the concept of patient delay and the results of a wide range of studies of psychosocial factors so as to highlight implications for the study of testicular cancer.
Death rate declines have occurred in: cervical, ovarian and pancreatic cancer among women; oral, pancreatic, laryngeal and lung cancer among men; and, as a result, benefits in terms of declining lung cancer rates have yet to become apparent.
The elevated risk of breast cancer in current users of estrogen-only therapy did not vary with the type or dose of hormone, and was the same whether the estrogen was administered orally, transdermally or through implants.
The rapidly expanding American waistline contributes to 14 percent of cancer deaths in men and 20 percent in women, says the ACS.