- 2.1 (a Cancer) A person born when the sun is in the sign of Cancer.More example sentences
- Traditionally, the caring professions attract sun-sign Cancers, but professions connected with the past also appeal greatly, as does cookery.
- I'm a Cancer, I hate avocados and most animals, and I'm in a band you've never heard of called The Like.
- Unlike most Cancers, natives of this Sun-Moon sign do not feel the need to guard their emotions.
tropic of Cancer
- see tropic1.
- (sense 2).More example sentences
- True, a few Cancerians pretend they're curmudgeons; but even you'll realise life is easier - and more fun - if you wear your heart on your sleeve.
- A Cancerian can be highly emotional and moody at this point.
- Thanks to this remarkable service, I was able to determine that I'm not really a Cancerian at all, but a Scorpio.
Pronunciation: /kanˈsərēən, -ˈsi(ə)r-/noun & adjective
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- 1The disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body: he’s got cancer smoking is the major cause of lung cancerMore example sentences
- Members suffer from illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and asthma.
- Denos died last Wednesday after a long battle against cancer and the lung disease emphysema.
- This may predispose people to conditions such as cancer and heart disease.
- 1.1A malignant growth or tumor resulting from the division of abnormal cells: most skin cancers are curableMore example sentences
- Most stomach cancers form a tumour or an ulcer in the inner lining of the stomach.
- In almost all bladder cancers, the cancer cells show a loss of part of the long arm of chromosome number 9.
- In almost all cancers, the cancer cells are found to have a mutation in one or more genes.
- 1.2A practice or phenomenon perceived to be evil or destructive and hard to contain or eradicate: racism is a cancer sweeping across EuropeMore example sentences
- Depression is a cancer of the soul, it eats away at the core of who you are and replaces it with doubt and pain and fear.
- Those people are a cancer in our society and they deserve to be in jail.
- the financial services industry is like a cancer in our society.
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- This scan cannot tell whether a tumour is benign or cancerous.
- If angiogenesis can be prevented, the cancerous tissue cannot spread and may die.
- You may be worried about radiation destroying healthy cells as well as the cancerous cells.