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cancer

Pronunciación: /ˈkænsər; ˈkænsə(r)/

Traducción de cancer en español:

noun/nombre

  • 1 c and u (disease) [Medicine/Medicina] cáncer (masculine) cancer of the breast cáncer de mama a cancer in our society un cáncer de nuestra sociedad (before noun/delante del nombre) cancer patient enfermo (masculine) de cáncer
    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.
    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.
  • 2
    (Cancer)
    [Astrology/Astrología] 2.1 (constellation) (no article/sin artículo) Cáncer 2.2 countable/numerable (person) Cáncer or cáncer (masculine and feminine), canceriano, (masculine, feminine) see also Aquarius
    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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