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Can·cer

 (kăn′sər)
n.
1. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Leo and Gemini.
2.
a. The fourth sign of the zodiac in astrology.
b. One who is born under this sign. In all senses also called Crab.

[Middle English, from Latin; see canker.]

can·cer

 (kăn′sər)
n.
1.
a. Any of various malignant neoplasms characterized by the proliferation of anaplastic cells that tend to invade surrounding tissue and metastasize to new body sites.
b. The pathological condition characterized by such growths.
2. A pernicious, spreading evil: A cancer of bigotry spread through the community.

[Middle English; see canker.]

can′cer·ous (kăn′sər-əs) adj.

cancer

(ˈkænsə)
n
1. (Pathology) any type of malignant growth or tumour, caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division: it may spread through the lymphatic system or blood stream to other parts of the body
2. (Pathology) the condition resulting from this
3. an evil influence that spreads dangerously
[C14: from Latin: crab, a creeping tumour; related to Greek karkinos crab, Sanskrit karkata]
ˈcancerous adj
ˈcancerously adv

Cancer

(ˈkænsə)
n, Latin genitive Cancri (ˈkæŋkriː)
1. (Astronomy) astronomy a small faint zodiacal constellation in the N hemisphere, lying between Gemini and Leo on the ecliptic and containing the star cluster Praesepe
2. (Astrology) astrology
a. Also called: the Crab the fourth sign of the zodiac, symbol ♋, having a cardinal water classification and ruled by the moon. The sun is in this sign between about June 21 and July 22
b. Also called: Moonchild a person born during a period when the sun is in this sign
3. (Physical Geography) tropic of Cancer See tropic1
adj
(Astrology) astrology born under or characteristic of Cancer
Also (for senses 2b, 4): Cancerian

can•cer

(ˈkæn sər)

n. gen. Can•cri (ˈkæŋ kri)
for 3.
1.
a. a malignant and invasive growth or tumor, esp. one originating in epithelium, tending to recur after excision and to metastasize to other sites.
b. any disease characterized by such growths.
2. any evil condition or thing that spreads destructively; blight.
3. (cap.) the Crab, a zodiacal constellation between Gemini and Leo.
4. (cap.)
a. the fourth sign of the zodiac.
b. a person born under this sign, usu. between June 21 and July 22.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin: literally, crab]
can′cered, adj.
can′cer•ous, adj.
can′cer•ous•ly, adv.
can′cer•ous•ness, n.

can·cer

(kăn′sər)
1. A disease in which cells of a body part become abnormal and multiply without limit. Without treatment, the cells of some cancers may spread to and damage other tissues of the body.
2. A tumor, especially a malignant one.
Did You Know? The word cancer refers to any of a number of illnesses caused by abnormal cells that multiply out of control. In some people, exposure to certain viruses, toxic chemicals, or abnormal amounts of radiation can cause changes in the parts of a cell's DNA that normally control and limit cell growth. These portions of DNA, called oncogenes, direct cells to multiply abnormally. Large concentrations of cancer cells may produce lumps of cancerous tissue, called tumors, in a particular area of the body. Sometimes cancer cells break free from one area and travel through the bloodstream or lymph to other parts of the body, causing cancerous cells to grow there. Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation are designed to kill cancer cells, shrink tumors, and prevent the spread of the disease. With advances in the understanding of how genes work, scientists have begun using gene therapy to correct the faulty DNA that causes cancer cells to grow.

Cancer

A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Leo and Gemini.

Cancer


a cystic tumor that may develop in the glands.
a malignant glandular tumor of the soft tissues of the body.
a malignant tumor that may invade the brain and spinal cord, especially investing blood vessels.
a brain tumor composed of large, star-shaped cells called astrocytes.
a neoplasm arising in the blastema, i.e., tissue from which an organ or part is formed. Also blastocytoma.
of or pertaining to a chemical or process than can destroy malignant cells.
carcinomophobia.
1. of or pertaining to a lesion that resembles cancer.
2. a malignant skin cancer.
the surgical removal of a cancer.
any natural or artificial substance that can produce or trigger cancer, as arsenic, asbestos, ionizing radiation, ultraviolet rays, x rays, and many derivatives of coal tar. — carcinogenic, adj.
a small, yellow tumor that may develop from argentaffin cells in the gastrointestinal mucosa and spread widely throughout the body.
the destruction of malignant cells, as by an antineoplastic drug.
1. a malignant tumor that may spread to surrounding tissue and distant areas of the body.
2. any kind of epithelial cancer. — carcinomatous, adj.
carcinosis.
an abnormal fear of cancer. Also called cancerophobia.
an afflnity for cancerous tissue, a property of certain chemical agents. — carcinophilic, adj.
1. an abnormal condition characterized by the growth of numer-ous carcinomas throughout the body. Also carcinomatosis.
2. the process of development of carcinoma.
of or pertaining to the slowing or stopping of the growth of a carcinoma.
mesothelioma.
any abnormal mass of brain tissue, malignant or benign.
a therapeutic procedure that uses chemicals to destroy pathogenic tissue, especially skin cancers.
a procedure that uses radioisotopes of various elements, as iodine, phosphorus, and gold, to treat cancers of the thyroid gland, lungs, and other organs.
a malignant, greenish tumor that invades myeloid tissue and fluoresces red under ultraviolet light.
a malignant cartilageous tumor of the epithelium.
a malignant cartilageous tumor that most frequently invades the long bones, pelvis, and the scapula.
a rare congenital tumor of the brain.
choriocarcinoma.
a uterine malignancy that may develop shortly after conception, during pregnancy, or after an abortion. Also called chorioblastoma, chorionic epithelioma.
a malignant tumor of the mammary ducts.
any neoplasm or tumor that contains cysts, especially any such tumor that invades the ovaries.
the study of human cells, especially to detect signs of cancer. — cytotechnologist, n.cytotechnolqgic, adj.
a malignancy of the blood characterized by abnormally productive bone marrow and the development of oddly-shaped blood cells.
any of the predominant category of brain tumors composed of cancerous glial cells (a type of nerve cell).
a malignant tumor of the liver that most commonly occurs in association with hepatitis or cirrhosis,
a malignancy of blood-producing tissues, characterized by proliferating immature white blood cells and infiltration of the spleen, liver, and other organs. Also leukocythemia.leukemie, leukemoid, adj.
leukemia.
a cancerous growth of primitive fat cells. Also called lipoma sarcomatode.
a growth of lymphoid tissue that is commonly cancerous and typically enlarges the lymph nodes.
a malignant tumor that commonly originates in the cere-bellum.
any malignant growth, especially in the skin, that is composed of melanin-producing cells.
a rare malignant tumor that may invade the linings of the lungs and the abdomen. Also called celiothelioma.
the spread of malignancies, characterized by the cancerous invasion of the lymphatic system, the blood, and body organs. — metastatic, adj.metastasize, v.
the abnormal proliferation of benign or malignant cells. — neoplastic, adj.
the abnormal development of benign or cancerous tissue. — neoplastic, adj.
a tumor that develops in a neural sheath and that may become malignant.
a highly malignant tumor that may develop from the neural plate in an embryo and spread to the bones, liver, and other organs.
a malignant growth composed of neural, connective, and vascular tissues. Also called malignant neuroma.
the process by which a tumor develops. — oncogenic, adj.
the field of medicine that specializes in the study of tumors.
a giant cell bone tumor that most commonly develops at the end of a long bone.
a malignant bone tumor. Also called osteogenic sarcoma.
a common childhood malignancy of the eye that develops from retinal cells.
a rare malignant tumor of the soft tissues that commonly develops in the lower extremities.
a malignancy of the gums.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cancer - any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell divisioncancer - any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream
malignant neoplasm, malignant tumor, metastatic tumor - a tumor that is malignant and tends to spread to other parts of the body
lymphoma - a neoplasm of lymph tissue that is usually malignant; one of the four major types of cancer
carcinoma - any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer
cancer of the blood, leucaemia, leukaemia, leukemia - malignant neoplasm of blood-forming tissues; characterized by abnormal proliferation of leukocytes; one of the four major types of cancer
sarcoma - a usually malignant tumor arising from connective tissue (bone or muscle etc.); one of the four major types of cancer
2.Cancer - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
astrology, star divination - a pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon
3.Cancer - a small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Leo and Gemini
zodiac - a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes
4.Cancer - the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22
5.Cancer - type genus of the family Cancridae
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
Cancridae, family Cancridae - many of the best known edible crabs
Cancer magister, Dungeness crab - small edible crab of Pacific coast of North America
Cancer irroratus, rock crab - crab of eastern coast of North America
Cancer borealis, Jonah crab - large red deep-water crab of the eastern coast of North America

cancer

noun
1. growth, tumour, carcinoma (Pathology), malignancy Ninety percent of lung cancers are caused by smoking.
2. evil, corruption, rot, sickness, blight, pestilence, canker There's a cancer in the system.
Related words
prefix carcino-
fear carcinophobia
Translations
السرطانبُرْجُ السَّرَطَانسَرَطانسَرَطَانمَرَضُ السَّرَطان
рак
càncer
rakovinaRak
kræftKrebsencancer
kancero
vähktõbi
نج
syöpäKrapurapu
rak
rák
kanker
krabbameinkrabbikrabbi, krabbamein
蟹座悪性腫瘍
게자리
vėžysauglyspiktybinispiktybinis navikas
vēzis
Raknowotwór złośliwy
cancer
rakrakovina
rak
rakрак
cancerKräftan
มะเร็งราศีกรกฎ
bệnh ung thưcung Cự Giảiung thư

Cancer

[ˈkænsəʳ] N
1. (= sign, constellation, also Geog) → Cáncer m
see also tropic
2. (= person) → cáncer mf
I'm (a) Cancersoy cáncer

cancer

[ˈkænsəʳ]
A. N (Med) → cáncer m
B. CPD cancer patient Nenfermo/a m/f de cáncer
cancer research Ninvestigación f del cáncer
cancer specialist Ncancerólogo/a m/f, oncólogo/a m/f
cancer stick N (Brit) → pito m, fumata m

cancer

[ˈkænsər] ncancer m
He's got cancer → Il a un cancer.

cancer

n (Med) → Krebs m; (fig)Krebsgeschwür nt; cancer of the throatKehlkopfkrebs m; Cancer (Astrol) → Krebs m; he’s (a) Cancerer ist Krebs

cancer

:
cancer relief
nKrebshilfe f
cancer research
cancer screening
cancer stick
n (inf: = cigarette) → Sargnagel m (inf)

Cancer

[ˈkænsəʳ] n (Astron, Geog) → Cancro
to be Cancer (Astrol) → essere del Cancro

cancer

[ˈkænsəʳ] n (Med) → cancro

cancer

(ˈkӕnsə) noun
1. a diseased growth in the body, often fatal. The cancer has spread to her stomach.
2. the (often fatal) condition caused by such diseased growth(s). He is dying of cancer.
ˈcancerous adjective

cancer

بُرْجُ السَّرَطَان, سَرَطَان Rak, rakovina kræft, Krebsen Krebs καρκίνος Cáncer rapu, syöpä cancer rak cancro, 蟹座 게자리, 암 kanker, Kreeft kreft, Krepsen Rak câncer, cancro, Caranguejo рак cancer, Kräftan มะเร็ง, ราศีกรกฎ kanser, Yengeç Burcu bệnh ung thư, cung Cự Giải 巨蟹座, 癌症

can·cer

n. cáncer, tumor maligno;
breast ______ de la mama;
___ gradingdeterminacíon del grado patológico del ___;
___ stagingestado o extensión del tumor canceroso;
___ survivorssupervivientes de cáncer;
chemoprevention of ___prevención química de ___;
early ______ incipiente.

cancer

n cáncer m; bladder — cáncer vesical (form), cáncer de vejiga; bone — cáncer óseo or de hueso; breast — cáncer de mama or pecho; cervical — cáncer cervical; colon — cáncer de colon; colorectal — cáncer colorrectal; esophageal — cáncer de esófago; gastric — cáncer gástrico or de estómago; head and neck — cáncer de cabeza y cuello; kidney — (fam) cáncer renal or de riñón; laryngeal — cáncer laríngeo or de laringe; liver — cáncer de hígado; lung — cáncer pulmonar or de pulmón; non-small-cell lung — cáncer de pulmón de células no pequeñas; ovarian — cáncer de ovario; pancreatic — cáncer de páncreas; prostate — cáncer de próstata; rectal — cáncer de recto; renal cell — cáncer de células renales, cáncer de riñón (fam); skin — cáncer de piel or cutáneo; small-cell lung — cáncer de pulmón de células pequeñas; stomach — cáncer gástrico or de estómago; thyroid — cáncer tiroideo or de tiroides; uterine — cáncer uterino or de útero; [Note: the definite article can be added to the translations above to personalize a statement: Ud. tiene cáncer de la próstata..You have prostate cancer..You have cancer of your prostate.]
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The Panel reviewed data from major early breast cancer aromatase treatment trials with the aim of providing a "rational interpretation of the impact of these data on current practice and to highlight areas where further investigation is needed.

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