cancer

(Learning Modules / Biology / DNA / Glossary) Disease caused by uncontrolled cell division, producing a mass of functionless cells which invade and destroy normal organs (a tumour). Invariably caused by critical mutations (changes) to DNA responsible for controlling cell growth.

Cancer

The progression from normal cells to cells that can form a discernible mass to outright cancer involves multiple steps known as malignant progression. ==Signs and symptoms== When cancer begins, it invariably produces no symptoms. Signs and symptoms only appear as the mass continues to grow or ulcerates. The findings that result depend on the type ...
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cancer

(kan´sәr) any malignant, cellular tumor, referring to neoplastic diseases in which there is a transformation of normal body cells into malignant ones (see malignant). The dangers of cancer are related to the chaotic reproduction of malignant cells. The two broad categories of cancer are the carcinomas and the sarc...
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Cancer

(Latin: Crab), in astronomy, zodiacal constellation lying between Leo and Gemini at about 8 hours 25 minutes right ascension (the coordinate of the ...
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Cancer

[n] - any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division 2. [n] - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer 3. [n] - a small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere 4. [n] - the fourth sign of the zodiac 5. [n] - type genus of the family Cancridae
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Cancer

• (n.) 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 wi...
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cancer

<oncology> The first historical description of this condition was in relation to breast carcinoma. ... This is now a general term for more than 100 diseases that are characterised by uncontrolled, abnormal growth of cells. Cancer cells can spread locally or through the bloodstream and lymphatic system to other parts of the body. ... (18 Nov 1...
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Cancer

genus Cancer noun type genus of the family Cancridae
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Cancer

(abbr. Cnc, gen. Cancri) The Crab, sent by Juno to save the Hydra in its battle with Hercules but unfortunately crushed underfoot during the ensuing melee. A dim northern constellation (shaped a bit like Orion) and the fourth sign of the zodiac, located between Castor and Pollux...
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cancer

(CA) Type: Term Pronunciation: kan′ser Definitions: 1. General term frequently used to indicate any of various types of malignant neoplasms, most of which invade surrounding tissues, may metastasize to several sites, and are likely to recur after attempted removal and to kill the patient unless adequately treated; especially, a...
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Cancer

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Cancer

[astrology] Cancer (♋) is the fourth astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Cancer. It spans the 90-120th degree of the zodiac, between 90 and 125.25 degree of celestial longitude. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun transits this area on average between June 22 and July 21, and under the sidereal zodiac, the Sun tra...
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Cancer

[Chinese astronomy] According to traditional Chinese uranography, the modern constellation Cancer is located within the southern quadrant of the sky, which is symbolized as the Vermilion Bird of the South (南方朱雀, Nán Fāng Zhū Què). The name of the western constellation in modern Chinese is 巨蟹座 (jù xiè zuò), meaning `the ...
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Cancer

[constellation] == Characteristics == Cancer is a medium-sized constellation that is bordered by Gemini to the west, Lynx to the north, Leo Minor to the northeast, Leo to the east, Hydra to the south, and Canis Minor to the southwest. The three-letter abbreviation for the constellation, as adopted by the International Astronomical Union in ...
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Cancer

[genus] Cancer is a genus of marine crabs in the family Cancridae. It includes 8 extant species and 3 extinct species, including familiar crabs of the littoral zone, such as the European edible crab (Cancer pagurus), the Jonah crab (Cancer borealis) and the red rock crab (Cancer productus). It is thought to have evolved from related genera ...
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Cancer

[journal] Cancer is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by John Wiley & Sons for the American Cancer Society as their official journal. The journal started publication in 1948. Since 1997 one volume per year has the section title Cancer Cytopathology, with volume numbers integrated into those of Cancer and with the same ISSN. Accordi...
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Cancer

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Cancer

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Cancer

Can'cer noun [ Latin cancer , cancri , crab, ulcer, a sign of the zodiac; akin to Greek karki`nos , Sanskrit karkata crab, and probably Sanskrit karkara hard, the crab being named from its hard shell. Confer Canner , Chancre .] 1. (Zool...
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Cancer

22 Jun - 22 Jul Crab
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Cancer

A complex set of diseases which involve malignant tumors capable of spreading. Can be systemic, such as leukemias, or organ specific, such as breast, kidney or lung cancer. Tumors grow in a manner uncoordinated with normal tissues and destroy healthy tissue.
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Cancer

A condition in which abnormal cells divide without control or fail to die as part of a normal cell's lifecycle. Cancer cells can also invade nearby tissues and can spread through the bloodstream and lymphatic system to other parts of the body.
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Cancer

A disease that occurs when the body's cells get out of control, multiply and spread. See general cancer information section.
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Cancer

A disorder in which cells grow out of control
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Cancer

A general name for more than 100 diseases in which abnormal ceils grow out pf control; a malignant tumor.
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