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Meaning of "cancer" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CANCER

From Latin: crab, a creeping tumour; related to Greek karkinos crab, Sanskrit karkata.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CANCER

cancer  [ˈkænsə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CANCER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cancer is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CANCER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cancer

Cancer

Cancer i/ˈkænsər/, also known as a malignant tumor, is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body.[1][2] Not all tumors are cancerous; benign tumors do not spread to other parts of the body.[2] Possible signs and symptoms include: a new lump, abnormal bleeding, a prolonged cough, unexplained weight loss, and a change in bowel movements, among others.[3] While these symptoms may indicate cancer they may also occur due to other issues.[3] There are over 100 different known cancers that affect humans.[2] Tobacco use is the cause of about 22% of cancer deaths.[1] Another 10% is due to obesity, a poor diet, lack of physical activity, and drinking alcohol.[1] Other factors include certain infections, exposure to ionizing radiation, and environmental pollutants.[4] In the developing world nearly 20% of cancers are due to infections such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and human papillomavirus.[1] These factors act, at least partly, by changing the genes of a cell.[5] Typically many such genetic changes are required before cancer develops.

Definition of cancer in the English dictionary

The first definition of cancer in the dictionary is any type of malignant growth or tumour, caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division: it may spread through the lymphatic system or blood stream to other parts of the body. Other definition of cancer is the condition resulting from this. Cancer is also an evil influence that spreads dangerously.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CANCER


ansa
ˈænsə
anticancer
ˌæntɪˈkænsə
cheiromancer
ˈkaɪərəmænsə
geomancer
ˈdʒiːəˌmænsə
Hansa
ˈhænsə
hydromancer
ˈhaɪdrəˌmænsə
merganser
mɜːˈɡænsə
necromancer
ˈnɛkrəʊmænsə
oneiromancer
əʊˈnaɪərəʊˌmænsə
precancer
priːˈkænsə
pyromancer
ˈpaɪrəʊˌmænsə
rhabdomancer
ˈræbdəˌmænsə
romancer
rəʊˈmænsə
sansa
ˈsænsə
schanze
ˈʃænsə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CANCER

cancellariate
cancellate
cancellated
cancellation
cancelled
canceller
cancelli
cancelling
cancellous
cancer patient
cancer specialist
cancer stick
cancer-causing
cancerate
canceration
cancered
Cancerian
cancerophobia
cancerous
cancerously

WORDS THAT END LIKE CANCER

advancer
balancer
ballet dancer
belly dancer
bladder cancer
breast cancer
cervical cancer
colon cancer
conveyancer
dancer
enhancer
freelancer
go-go dancer
lancer
lung cancer
ovarian cancer
prostate cancer
skin cancer
spencer
tap-dancer
tropic of Cancer

Synonyms and antonyms of cancer in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CANCER»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «cancer» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of cancer

Translation of «cancer» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CANCER

Find out the translation of cancer to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cancer from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cancer» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

癌症
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cáncer
570 millions of speakers

English

cancer
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कैंसर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سَرَطَان
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

рак
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

câncer
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ক্যান্সার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cancer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kanser
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Krebs
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kanker
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bệnh ung thư
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புற்றுநோய்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कर्करोग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kanser
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cancro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rak
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

рак
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cancer
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καρκίνος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kanker
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

cancer
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kreft
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cancer

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CANCER»

The term «cancer» is very widely used and occupies the 3.649 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CANCER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «cancer» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «cancer» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cancer

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10 QUOTES WITH «CANCER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cancer.
1
Edward Abbey
Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.
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Greg Anderson
Cancer opens many doors. One of the most important is your heart.
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Jennifer Aniston
Cancer affects all of us, whether you're a daughter, mother, sister, friend, coworker, doctor, patient.
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Justin Baldoni
People grow; people grow apart, and cancer... I've had a very in-depth and personal experience with cancer, and it really causes a perspective shift.
5
John Barrasso
For people who don't know me, I practiced medicine in Casper, Wyoming for 25 years as an orthopedic surgeon, taking care of families in Wyoming. I've been chief of staff of the largest hospital in our state. My wife is a breast cancer survivor.
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Corbin Bernsen
If we stop exploring space, we're going to lose the same part of us that found vaccines and penicillin, the part that searches for cures to cancer and AIDS.
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Eric Betzig
Every new invention is like a baby. You think it may cure cancer or become the president, but in the end, you're happy it just stays out of jail.
8
Bonnie Blair
What I've learned from my own journey, and from my family's experience with cancer, is how important it is to stay positive and move forward. Not every day is going to be perfect; that's life. But staying positive is going to get you to the next day.
9
David D. Burns
Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem.
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John Cameron
Most medical physicists work in the physics of radiation oncology making sure that the desired dose is given to the cancer and the dose to normal tissues are minimized.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CANCER»

Discover the use of cancer in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cancer and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception.
Siddhartha Mukherjee, 2010
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Tropic of Cancer
Only a historic court ruling that changed American censorship standards, ushering in a new era of freedom and frankness in modern literature, permitted the publication of this first volume of Miller's famed mixture of memoir and fiction, ...
Henry Miller, Shapiro Karl, 2007
3
Cancer: Its Cases, Symptoms and Treatment
Giving the results of over 40 years experience in the medical treatment of this disease.The author gave post graduate instructions to physicians of his method of treatment.
Eli G. Jones, 2003
4
Cancer
Cancer is a condition many people live with. Find out what life is like for some who have cancer.
Angela Royston, 2005
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Anticancer: A New Way of Life
In this book, I'd like to tell you the stories - scientific and personal - behind what I learned.' Author David-Servan Schreiber is an academic physician with a wealth of experience in the field of integrative medicine.
David Servan-Schreiber, 2011
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Cancer: Conquering a Deadly Disease
Explains different types of cancer, their causes, symptoms and treatment, and, through case studies, what it is like to live with cancer.
Alvin Silverstein, Virginia B. Silverstein, Laura Silverstein Nunn, 2006
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Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology-Advances in Oncology
Introducing the first volume of a new series, Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology—Annual Advances in Oncology.
Vincent T. DeVita, Theodore S. Lawrence, Steven A. Rosenberg, 2010
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Cancer
Cancer is a diagnosis that causes fear and confusion.
Susan E. Pories, Marsha A. Moses, Margaret M. Lotz, 2009
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Cancer: An American Conspiracy
In Aletheia's own compelling words, "The purpose of this book is not to condemn, but rather to shed light upon the truth and set the stage to effect change in our country. The time for change is now."
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Cancer and Sexual Health
The volume is designed to give a comprehensive and state-of-the-art review of the sexual and reproductive consequences of cancer diagnosis and treatment.
John P. Mulhall, Luca Incrocci, Irwin Goldstein, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CANCER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cancer is used in the context of the following news items.
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More Mammograms May Not Always Mean Fewer Cancer Deaths
They find more small cancers, but don't lower a woman's risk of dying of breast cancer, a study finds. The study looked at data from 547 ... «NPR, Jul 15»
2
Live updates: Victims to speak in sentencing of disgraced cancer
DETROIT, MI -- Victims who suffered through powerful chemotherapy and other cancer-related treatments that experts say were medically ... «MLive.com, Jul 15»
3
Bernie Sanders Once Blamed Cervical Cancer on a Lack of Orgasms
But buried in the piece is the bizarre fact that Sanders once questioned whether or not cancer– and cervical cancer in particular– was caused ... «Mediaite, Jul 15»
4
Cancer patients given wrong doses of radiation
Comstock learned that Coborn Cancer Center had under-radiated her cancer and that nothing could be done to go back and make it right. «KARE, Jul 15»
5
Tom Hamilton: 'I am cancer-free'
AEROSMITH star TOM HAMILTON has declared he is finally cancer-free following a long battle with the disease. The bassist was diagnosed ... «Philly.com, Jul 15»
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Cancer-causing dodgy denim may still be on Australian shop shelves
Jeans recalled amid fears the dyes used could cause cancer may still be on sale in Australian stores. Despite a warning being issued 16 ... «9news.com.au, Jul 15»
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BBC's Jonathan Dimbleby told off for plugging cancer charity on …
Dimbleby, who used a trail for his Radio 4 show Any Questions to mention a 50km walk in aid of Dimbleby Cancer Care, appeared to pre-empt ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Teenagers are increasing their chances of cancer with 'sunburn art …
Medical professionals from the US Skin Cancer Foundation have warned that the reckless practice of sunburn art will lead to skin peeling and ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
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Bringing children's cancer fears into the open
When Ruth Harris learned last January that she probably had some form of breast cancer, her first thoughts concerned how she was going to ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
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Caythorpe to Grantham 'Pink Ribbon' race will raise vital funds for …
Sue Stannard speaks on behalf of Breast Cancer Campaign at a House of Lords Reception and Awards Ceremony last year. Photo: Sam ... «Grantham Journal, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Cancer [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cancer>. Mar 2020 ».
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