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Cancer US English

A constellation (the Crab), said to represent a crab crushed under the foot of Hercules. It is most noted for the globular star cluster of Praesepe (the Beehive cluster)

cancer US English

The disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body

a Cancer in Cancer US English

A person born when the sun is in the sign of Cancer

cancer US Thesaurus

most skin cancers are curable if detected early

cancer bush US English

Any of several plants of the South African genus Sutherlandia (family Fabaceae (Leguminosae)), purported to have beneficial effects for cancer sufferers; especially S. frutescens, now also used to treat HIV and AIDS.

cancer gene US English

A gene which predisposes the subject to a form of cancer; an oncogene.

cancer herb US English

The plant Acalypha arvensis (family Euphorbiaceae), used in the treatment of ulcers.

cancer-like US English

In a manner resembling that of cancer; insidiously and destructively; unstoppably; malignantly.

cancer root US English

Any of various plants used medicinally; especially any of several parasitic plants of the genera Orobanche and Conopholis (family Orobanchaceae), formerly used to treat skin complaints such as ulcers, and believed by some to be effective against cancer.

lung cancer US English

A disease caused by the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the lungs

skin cancer US English

Cancer arising from or situated in the skin, (in later use) especially squamous cell or basal cell carcinoma; an instance of this.

breast cancer US English

Cancer arising in the mammary gland (usually in a woman or other female mammal, but occasionally in the rudimentary tissue of a male); an instance of this.

cancer doctor US English

(Originally) a person offering purported cancer cures; (later) a doctor specializing in the treatment of cancer, an oncologist.

cancer serum US English

Fluid surrounding cancer cells.

cancer stick US English

A cigarette

rodent cancer US English

= basal cell carcinoma.

swamp cancer US English

A skin disease of horses caused by the presence of the larvae of a parasitic worm

cancer cluster US English

A geographic area with a statistically higher than average occurrence of cancer among its residents

cancer doctress US English

A female cancer doctor.

testicular cancer US English

Cancer arising in a testicle; an instance of this.

anticancer US English

Used in the treatment of cancer

tropic1 US English

The parallel of latitude 23°26ʹ north tropic of Cancer or south tropic of Capricorn of the equator

Cancer magister in Dungeness crab US English

A large crab found off the west coast of North America, where it is popular as food

Cancer pagurus in edible crab US English

A large pinkish-brown European crab with black-tipped pincers, typically found in inshore waters and caught for food