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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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Survival has doubled for these people,'' said oncologist John Barstis, medical director of the UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center in Santa Clarita.
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.
In the late 1800s, a New York bone surgeon named William Coley discovered that cancer patients who came down with infections--and fevers as a consequence--sometimes experienced remissions.
Temperatures that were a mere 2[degrees]C to 9[degrees]C warmer than body temperature could make a difference for cancer treatments.
This microbe--a bacteria that is actually in each of us from birth to death--multiplies and promotes cancer when the immune system is weakened by disease, stress, or poor nutrition.
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.
According to the Nikkei Shimbun, a major economic daily, 111 hospitals in Japan focus on cancer treatment.
Today, millions of Americans proudly display pink ribbons on their cars, women's magazines devote entire sections to breast cancer coverage during October, and breast cancer research receives more government funding than any other cancer.
Chi, Medical Oncologist at the Vancouver Prostate Center and the BC Cancer Agency, and the Principal Investigator for the study.
Too much sun exposure--another lifestyle choice--also is at the top of the list of cancer causes.
In the early 1990s, a number of breast cancer activist organizations began pursuing research into these environmental pollutants as possible avenues to breast cancer prevention (Brown et al.
The United Kingdom census (Quinn, Babb, Brock, Kirby, & Jones, 2001) identified around 1,400 cases of testicular cancer in 1997, forming just over 1% of all male cancer.
Since 1993, incidence rates for breast cancer have stabilized and death rates have declined steadily since 1990.
Relative to never-users, current users of estrogen-only therapy had a risk of breast cancer that was increased by about one-third (relative risk, 1.
The plumpest people have a higher risk of cancers of the breast, colon, esophagus, kidney and uterus, according to the World Health Organization's international Research on Cancer.