cancer

Originally descriptive of breast carcinoma, now a general term for diseases caused by any type of malignant tumour.

Cancer

The name given to a group of diseases that can occur in any organ of the body. Different body tissues each have cells with specific functions and normally these divide in a controlled way. Sometimes this control is lost and the cells divide in an abnormal or uncontrolled way to form a tumour. This tumour may be malignant (cancerous) or benign. Malignant tumours can spread to other parts of the body and form secondary tumours called metastases....

Cancer

Cancer is a disease which results from the development of a malignant tumour and its spread into surrounding tissues. See tumour.

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

A type of disease in which normal cells lose contact inhibition, and grow profusely to form a malignant tumour, which invades surrounding tissue and sometimes spreads to other locations; there are many different causes, including carcinogenic chemicals, certain forms of radiation and some viruses.

Cancer

[Traditional Chinese star name] ...
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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

Latin, meaning: crab / the direction south / heat of summer / disease of cancer.
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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

An abnormal and uncontrolled process of cell division leading to the formation of a life-threatening growth. Can be sub-typed into carcinomas and sarcomas. Characterised by being able (a) to invade and destroy surrounding healthy tissue, and (b) to create metastases.
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Cancer

English name: The Crab. Genitive name: Cancri. Visibility: Visible from the UK See TABLE 20: THE CONSTELLATIONS.
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Cancer

A lethal illness which can be brought on by exposure to carcinogens. Cancer can arise from very low exposures to relevant substances and may not manifest itself until some years after exposure. Called ‘neoplastic` disease (a neoplasm is a new growth), cancer may take the form of a benign, local growing tumour, or a malignant fast growing, spr...
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cancer

Disease resulting from the development of a malignant tumor.
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Cancer

Cancer is a disease which results from the development of a malignant tumour and its spread into surrounding tissues. See tumour.
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Cancer

Cancer is a disease where a population of cells in the body grow and divide without responding to the normal processes that limit their growth. They spread into and destroy nearby tissues, and may spread to other parts of the body through the blood stream or lymphatic system. Cancerous tumours are called malignant. See the glossary term for the ...
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Cancer

A disorder in which cells grow out of control
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Cancer

a group of diseases in which cells grow unrestrained in an organ or tissue in the body; can spread to tissues around it and destroy them or be transported through blood or lymph pathways to other parts of the body
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Cancer

The name given to a group of diseases that can occur in any organ of the body. All cancers involve abnormal or uncontrolled growth of the body's cells.
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Cancer

A malignant tumour
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Cancer

a malignant and invasive growth or tumour. A virulent swelling or sore, not to be cured. Synonyms: malignant growth, carcinoma
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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 malignant tumour arising from epithelial cells.
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Cancer

Our Cancer Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Cancer Cancer: An abnormal growth of cells which tend to proliferate in an uncontrolled way and, in some cases, to metastasize (spread). Cancer is not one disease. It is a group of more than 100 different and distinctive diseases. Cancer can involve any tissue o...
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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

<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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