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Definition of Cancer

Cancer

  1. A genus of decapod Crustacea, including some of the most common shore crabs of Europe and North America, as the rock crab, Jonah crab, etc. See Crab.
  2. The fourth of the twelve signs of the zodiac. The first point is the northern limit of the sun's course in summer; hence, the sign of the summer solstice. See Tropic.
  3. A northern constellation between Gemini and Leo.
  4. Formerly, any malignant growth, esp. one attended with great pain and ulceration, with cachexia and progressive emaciation. It was so called, perhaps, from the great veins which surround it, compared by the ancients to the claws of a crab. The term is now restricted to such a growth made up of aggregations of epithelial cells, either without support or embedded in the meshes of a trabecular framework.

Cancer Quotations

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Maya Angelou

Bitterness is cancer - it eats upon the host. It doesn't do anything to the object of its displeasure.
Maya Angelou

Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul.
Jim Valvano

Let us give publicity to H.I.V./AIDS and not hide it, because the only way to make it appear like a normal illness like TB, like cancer, is always to come out and say somebody has died because of H.I.V./AIDS, and people will stop regarding it as something extraordinary.
Nelson Mandela

Jealousy... is a mental cancer.
B. C. Forbes
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Cancer Translations

cancer in Afrikaans is kanker
cancer in Dutch is kanker
cancer in French is cancer
cancer in German is Krebs
cancer in Italian is granchio
cancer in Norwegian is kreft

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