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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

Each of us should think of the future. Every puff on a cigarette is another tick closer to a time bomb of terrible consequences. Christopher Hitchens didn't care about the consequences of smoking cigarettes. Tragically, he died of throat cancer in December 2011.
Ray Comfort

Guilt is cancer. Guilt will confine you, torture you, destroy you as an artist. It's a black wall. It's a thief.
Dave Grohl

Together we can make a world where cancer no longer means living with fear, without hope, or worse.
Patrick Swayze

Cancer affects all of us, whether you're a daughter, mother, sister, friend, coworker, doctor, patient.
Jennifer Aniston

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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