What does cancerous mean?

Definitions for cancerous
can·cer·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cancerousadjective

    relating to or affected with cancer

    "a cancerous growth"

  2. cancerousadjective

    like a cancer; an evil that grows and spreads

    "remorse was cancerous within him"; "pornography is cancerous to the moral development of our children"

Wiktionary

  1. cancerousadjective

    Relating to or affected with cancer.

  2. cancerousadjective

    Growing or spreading evil.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cancerousnoun

    Having the virulence and qualities of a cancer.

    Etymology: from cancer.

    How they are to be treated when they are strumous, schirrhous, or cancerous, you may see in their proper places. Richard Wiseman.

Wikipedia

  1. cancerous

    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. Possible signs and symptoms include a lump, abnormal bleeding, prolonged cough, unexplained weight loss, and a change in bowel movements. While these symptoms may indicate cancer, they can also have other causes. Over 100 types of cancers affect humans.Tobacco use is the cause of about 22% of cancer deaths. Another 10% are due to obesity, poor diet, lack of physical activity or excessive drinking of alcohol. Other factors include certain infections, exposure to ionizing radiation, and environmental pollutants. In the developing world, 15% of cancers are due to infections such as Helicobacter pylori, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, human papillomavirus infection, Epstein–Barr virus and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). These factors act, at least partly, by changing the genes of a cell. Typically, many genetic changes are required before cancer develops. Approximately 5–10% of cancers are due to inherited genetic defects. Cancer can be detected by certain signs and symptoms or screening tests. It is then typically further investigated by medical imaging and confirmed by biopsy.The risk of developing certain cancers can be reduced by not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, limiting alcohol intake, eating plenty of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, eating resistant starch, vaccination against certain infectious diseases, limiting consumption of processed meat and red meat, and limiting exposure to direct sunlight. Early detection through screening is useful for cervical and colorectal cancer. The benefits of screening for breast cancer are controversial. Cancer is often treated with some combination of radiation therapy, surgery, chemotherapy and targeted therapy. Pain and symptom management are an important part of care. Palliative care is particularly important in people with advanced disease. The chance of survival depends on the type of cancer and extent of disease at the start of treatment. In children under 15 at diagnosis, the five-year survival rate in the developed world is on average 80%. For cancer in the United States, the average five-year survival rate is 66%.In 2015, about 90.5 million people worldwide had cancer. In 2019, annual cancer cases grew by 23.6 million people and there were 10 million deaths worldwide, representing over the previous decade increases of 26% and 21%, respectively.The most common types of cancer in males are lung cancer, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, and stomach cancer. In females, the most common types are breast cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer, and cervical cancer. If skin cancer other than melanoma were included in total new cancer cases each year, it would account for around 40% of cases. In children, acute lymphoblastic leukemia and brain tumors are most common, except in Africa, where non-Hodgkin lymphoma occurs more often. In 2012, about 165,000 children under 15 years of age were diagnosed with cancer. The risk of cancer increases significantly with age, and many cancers occur more commonly in developed countries. Rates are increasing as more people live to an old age and as lifestyle changes occur in the developing world. The global total economic costs of cancer were estimated at US$1.16 trillion per year as of 2010.

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  1. cancerous

    Cancerous refers to the state or condition characterized by the presence of abnormal cells that are capable of uncontrollable growth and division, invading and damaging normal tissues. This term is often used to describe cells or tumors that are malignant or harmful in nature, which can spread throughout the body through the blood and lymph systems, resulting in various types of cancer.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cancerous in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cancerous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of cancerous in a Sentence

  1. John Arway:

    As we continue to study the river, we find young-of-year and now adult bass with sores, lesions and more recently a cancerous tumor, all of which continue to negatively impact population levels and recreational fishing, if we do not act to address the water quality issues in the Susquehanna River, Pennsylvania risks losing what is left of what was once considered a world-class smallmouth bass fishery.

  2. Joshua Gargalione:

    It was cancerous and they got it just in time before it metastasized, they had no idea and they in fact came back to me and gave me a present and said thank you and everythingI mean money cant buy that, you know, when you save someones life.

  3. Jussi Taipale at Cambridge:

    Although we don't yet understand the mechanisms ... we believe that researchers need to be aware of the potential risks when developing new treatments, this is why we decided to publish our findings as soon as we discovered that cells edited with CRISPR-Cas9 can go on to become cancerous.

  4. Erik Pevernagie:

    When life only consists of infantile first world problems and day-by-day futilities, our mind is eager for other values, which should fill the unbearable emptiness. If we are suffocating under the pressure of the banality of evil and losing out to the slowly infiltrating cancerous cells of indifference, resilience and redirection is required. ("The world was somewhere else" )

  5. Kevin Pollock:

    It is associated with near elimination of both low and high-grade cervical disease in young Scottish women eight years after the vaccine program started, the figures are impressive and show a reduction of up to 90 percent of cervical disease abnormalities - pre-cancerous cells.

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