cancer

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations'cancer', 'Cancer': /ˈkænsə/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈkænsɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kansər)


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cancer

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [breast, testicular, ovarian, stomach, prostate, skin] cancer
  2. [prevent, treat, avoid] cancer
  3. has been fighting cancer for [six months]
  4. is having [chemotherapy, treatment] for (his) cancer
  5. is undergoing [chemotherapy] for cancer
  6. is the main cause of [lung, liver] cancer
  7. Smoking causes [throat, mouth, lung] cancer.
  8. increases [the, your] risk of (lung, skin) cancer
  9. is [withered, frail] from (the) cancer
  10. (died) after a [long, short] battle with cancer
  11. died of cancer [at age, at the age of]
  12. will (not) go on to develop cancer
  13. the cancer has [withered, emaciated, shriveled] (her skin)
  14. a [deadly, fatal] type of cancer
  15. diagnosed with terminal cancer
  16. diagnosed with stage-4 (breast) cancer
  17. The doctor told me I had cancer.
  18. has malignant cancer
  19. The cancer is malignant.
  20. [Most, Some] cancers are [curable, incurable].
  21. the cancer has spread (to)
  22. The cancer has metastasized.
  23. the cancer is still [contained in, limited to]
  24. Her cancer was [caught, diagnosed] early.
  25. [studies, research] into [breast] cancer
  26. lives [taken, cut short] by cancer
  27. [all the, so many] lives lost to cancer
  28. the [onslaught, development, spread] of cancer
  29. rates of childhood cancer [increased, fell, went up] (by)
  30. [people, patients, children] with cancer
  31. [Racism, Extremism, Terrorism] is a cancer.
  32. a [growing, sweeping] cancer in [Europe]
  33. the cancer [haunting, threatening, weakening] our society
n as adj
  1. cancer [cells, treatment]
  2. (terminal) cancer patients
  3. [carry out, conduct, do] cancer research
  4. is a cancer [specialist, nurse]
  5. fundraising [events, programs, activities] for cancer research
  6. [advances, progress, developments] in cancer treatments
  7. cancer care
  8. the (children's) cancer ward
  9. [childhood, breast] cancer rates
  10. had a cancer scare
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