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Cancer vs. Disease

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Cancernoun

A disease in which the cells of a tissue undergo uncontrolled (and often rapid) proliferation.

Diseasenoun

(pathology) An abnormal condition of a human, animal or plant that causes discomfort or dysfunction; distinct from injury insofar as the latter is usually instantaneously acquired.

‘The tomato plants had some kind of disease that left their leaves splotchy and fruit withered.’;

Cancernoun

(figuratively) Something damaging that spreads throughout something else.

Diseasenoun

(by extension) Any abnormal or harmful condition, as of society, people's attitudes, way of living etc.

Cancernoun

A genus of decapod Crustacea, including some of the most common shore crabs of Europe and North America, as the rock crab, Jonah crab, etc. See Crab.

Diseasenoun

Lack of ease; uneasiness; trouble; vexation; disquiet.

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Cancernoun

The fourth of the twelve signs of the zodiac. The first point is the northern limit of the sun's course in summer; hence, the sign of the summer solstice. See Tropic.

Diseaseverb

(obsolete) To cause unease; to annoy, irritate.

Cancernoun

Formerly, any malignant growth, esp. one attended with great pain and ulceration, with cachexia and progressive emaciation. It was so called, perhaps, from the great veins which surround it, compared by the ancients to the claws of a crab. The term is now restricted to such a growth made up of aggregations of epithelial cells, either without support or embedded in the meshes of a trabecular framework.

Diseaseverb

To infect with a disease.

Cancernoun

any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream

Diseasenoun

Lack of ease; uneasiness; trouble; vexation; disquiet.

‘So all that night they passed in great disease.’; ‘To shield thee from diseases of the world.’;

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Cancernoun

(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer

Diseasenoun

An alteration in the state of the body or of some of its organs, interrupting or disturbing the performance of the vital functions, and causing or threatening pain and weakness; malady; affection; illness; sickness; disorder; - applied figuratively to the mind, to the moral character and habits, to institutions, the state, etc.

‘Diseases desperate grown,By desperate appliances are relieved.’; ‘The instability, injustice, and confusion introduced into the public counsels have, in truth, been the mortal diseases under which popular governments have every where perished.’;

Cancernoun

a small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Leo and Gemini

Diseaseverb

To deprive of ease; to disquiet; to trouble; to distress.

‘His double burden did him sore disease.’;

Cancernoun

the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22

Diseaseverb

To derange the vital functions of; to afflict with disease or sickness; to disorder; - used almost exclusively in the participle diseased.

‘He was diseased in body and mind.’;

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Cancernoun

type genus of the family Cancridae

Diseasenoun

an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning

Cancer

Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. These contrast with benign tumors, which do not spread.

Diseasenoun

a disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, especially one that produces specific symptoms or that affects a specific location and is not simply a direct result of physical injury

‘heart disease’; ‘bacterial meningitis is quite a rare disease’;

Diseasenoun

a particular quality or disposition regarded as adversely affecting a person or group of people

‘we are suffering from the British disease of self-deprecation’;

Disease

A disease is a particular abnormal condition that negatively affects the structure or function of all or part of an organism, and that is not due to any immediate external injury. Diseases are often known to be medical conditions that are associated with specific signs and symptoms.

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