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cancer

Word Example of - cancer

Example Sentences for cancer

A lady came to the Consumptive's Home with a cancer in the cheek, which had attained the size of a filbert.

How were they to sustain an assault from England or France, with the cancer at their vitals?

This form of cancer is especially made worse by drugs and by all manner of manipulation.

He also suspected a cancer of the stomach, but was not sure.

Ulcer or cancer of the stomach or some other grave disease is usually suspected.

She would have the hold over the land, and she would cure a cancer.

Yet, despite, this, cancer cases were aboard with the hope of being gassed.

And such rebellions are our most terrible disease-processes, cancer and sarcoma.

The forms of cancer which occur primarily in the stomach are scirrhous, medullary, colloid, and cylindrical epithelial cancer.

So that the cancer problem, like the Kingdom of Heaven, is within us.

Word Origin & History of - cancer

    Word Origin & History

    cancer O.E. cancer "spreading sore, cancer" (also canceradl), from L. cancer "a crab," later, "malignant tumor," from Gk. karkinos, which, like the Mod.Eng. word, has three meanings: crab, tumor, and the zodiac constellation (late 14c. in English), from PIE base *qarq- "to be hard" (like the shell of a crab); cf. Skt. karkatah "crab," karkarah "hard;" and perhaps cognate with PIE base *qar-tu- "hard, strong," source of English hard. Greek physician Galen, among others, noted similarity of crabs to some tumors with swollen veins. Meaning "person born under the zodiac sign of Cancer" is from 1894. ...The sun being in Cancer at the summer solstice, the constellation had association in L. writers with the south and with summer heat. Cancer stick "cigarette" is from 1959.