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Definition of "cancer" []

  • Any of various malignant neoplasms characterized by the proliferation of anaplastic cells that tend to invade surrounding tissue and metastasize to new body sites. (noun)
  • The pathological condition characterized by such growths. (noun)
  • A pernicious, spreading evil: A cancer of bigotry spread through the community. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cancer" in a sentence
  • "Weigh your risk for breast cancer, get answers to your breast health questions, and take a look at the best treatments for each stage of breast cancer  (subscribers only)."
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  • "If you're in that group, the decision boils down to how worried you are about breast cancer and how prepared you are for the possibility of a false-positive result. answers for your breast health questionsquestions to ask your doctorbest treatments for each stage of breast cancer "