cancer vs tumor

cancer tumor


  • 1) medicine, oncology, pathology A disease in which the cells of a tissue undergo uncontrolled (and often rapid) proliferation.
  • 2) figuratively Something which spreads within something else, damaging the latter.
  • 3) The pathological condition characterized by such growths.
  • 4) A pernicious, spreading evil.
  • 5) Any of various malignant neoplasms characterized by the proliferation of anaplastic cells that tend to invade surrounding tissue and metastasize to new body sites.
  • 6) A northern constellation between Gemini and Leo.
  • 7) 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.
  • 8) (Med.) 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.
  • 9) (Bot.) the name of several low plants, mostly parasitic on roots, as the beech drops, the squawroot, etc.
  • 10) (Zoöl.) 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.
  • 11) See Tropic.
  • 12) cells once believed to be peculiar to cancers, but now know to be epithelial cells differing in no respect from those found elsewhere in the body, and distinguished only by peculiarity of location and grouping.
  • 13) (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer
  • 14) 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
  • 15) the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22
  • 16) a small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Leo and Gemini
  • 17) type genus of the family Cancridae
  • 18) Figuratively, a moral or social evil likened to a cancer in its malignant character and corroding tendency: as, “sloth is a cancer,”
  • 19) [capitalized] [NL.] In zoology, the typical genus of brachyurous decapodous crustaceans of the family Cancridæ: formerly more than conterminous with the order Decapoda, now restricted to the common edible crab of Europe, C. pagurus, and its immediate congeners. See crab.
  • 20) In pathology, a malignant tumor technically named carcinoma (which see); also, by extension, any malignant tumor, as one of certain adenomata and sarcomata.
  • 21) The term cancer, as commonly employed, includes those new growths which possess certain attributes that render them especially dangerous to life, and which are therefore called malignant. Malignant tumors growby infiltration and destruction of the surrounding tissues, and are characterized by a tendency to recur after removal, by the property of spreading to other parts of the body by a process of dissemination known as metastasis, and by producing a general disturbance of health termed cachexia. From the standpoint, of the pathologist two chief groups of cancerous tumors are recognized: the carcinomata, or true cancers, and the sarcomata. The fundamental difference between these two is the fact that carcinoma originates in the epithelial tissues of the body, whereas sarcoma develops from the connective tissues. This difference in origin gives rise to certain structural characteristics which enable the microscopist readily to distinguish one type from the other. Carcinoma is rare before the age of thirty; it is somewhat commoner in women than in men; and it is most often seen in the uterus, skin, breast, and stomach. Sarcoma is a disease of early adult life, is more prone to attack men than women, and is commonly found in the subcutaneous tissue, bony structures, and lymph-nodes. Carcinoma is conveyed from one part of the body to another through the lymphatic vessels, sarcoma by way of the blood-stream. In spite of an enormous amount of research devoted to this subject, the exciting cause of cancer is still unknown. The influences of heredity, climate, food, race, social condition, and local injury have all been invoked as factors concerned, but without arriving at any degree of certainty. The theory referring the developmentof malignant tumors to the presence of minute animal or vegetable organisms has numerous adherents, but it has not been definitely established, and many prominent authorities consider that the explanation is to be sought for in a disturbance of some still undiscovered fundamental law governing the growth of cells. Although it appears that cancer is increasing somewhat in frequency, the percentage of cures is increasing much more rapidly, owing to the earlier diagnoses and more thorough operations which are now possible. Extirpation by the knife as promptly and as completely as possible, when the growth is accessible, is regarded as the method of treatment that offers the greatest hope of a cure; but the employment of the X-rays or other form of radioactivity has in a number of instances given excellent results.
  • 22) [capitalized] In astronomy, a constellation and also a sign of the zodiac, represented by the form of a crab, and showing the limits of the sun's course northward in summer; hence, the sign of the summer solstice (marked ♋).
  • 23) A plant, possibly cancerwort.
  • 24) To corrode or eat into, in the manner and with the steadily destructive persistency of a cancer.


  • 1) oncology, pathology An abnormal growth; differential diagnosis includes abscess, metaplasia, and neoplasia.
  • 2) A swollen part; a swelling.
  • 3) An abnormal growth of tissue resulting from uncontrolled, progressive multiplication of cells and serving no physiological function; a neoplasm.
  • 4) (Med.) A morbid swelling, prominence, or growth, on any part of the body; especially, a growth produced by deposition of new tissue; a neoplasm.
  • 5) a tumor which is inclosed in a membrane called a cyst, connected with the surrounding parts by the neighboring cellular substance.
  • 6) rare Affected pomp; bombast; swelling words or expressions; false magnificence or sublimity.
  • 7) one which does not of itself threaten life, and does not usually tend to recur after extirpation; a tumor which has not metastesized.
  • 8) See under Fatty.
  • 9) a tumor which tends continually to spread, to become generalized in different parts of the body, and to recur after extirpation, and which, if left to itself, causes death.
  • 10) A swelling port or style; tumidity; bombast.
  • 11) A swell or rise of any kind.
  • 12) An abnormal prominence existing upon any of the cutaneous, mucous, or serous surfaces in any part of the body, and not due to acute inflammation.
  • 13) In medicine: A swelling; one of the four necessary accompaniments, according to the older pathologists, of inflammation—namely, color, dolor, rubor, et tumor (heat, pain, redness, and swelling).


  • 1) We will miss some cancers and serious diseases.
  • 2) The osteoporosis medication stops cancer spreading to the bones.
  • 3) Tissue biopsies can be inaccessible in lung cancer patients.
  • 4) The drugs alter bone tissue, making it harder for cancer cells to survive there.
  • 5) Her mother died of cancer, she has no contact with her father and lives in a hostel for young people with mental difficulties.
  • 6) Alzheimer's is the poor relation of health charities, way behind cancer and strokes in funding and research.
  • 7) Billed as a successor to the human genome project, it is expected to answer questions such as why immune cells near cancers so often shut down.
  • 8) YOU would have to eat 320 slices of burnt toast a day to make any significant increase to your cancer risk, an expert claims.
  • 9) We have no evidence of a link to cancer or an increased risk of rupture.
  • 10) Shortly after this he was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer.
  • 11) The most serious and least common skin cancer is malignant melanoma.
  • 12) No two people share the same cancer journey just like no two people share the same fingerprints.
  • 13) This is aimed at wiping out any remaining cancer cells.
  • 14) Then a scan showed the cancer had spread to her liver and spine.
  • 15) Two months ago he was diagnosed with lung cancer.
  • 16) She handled the cancer the same way.
  • 17) She then heard that her mother had cancer and we had to come home early.
  • 18) These are not always obvious and can be caused by conditions other than cancer.
  • 19) This exposure can cause a small increase in cancer risk.
  • 20) It is a cancer of the lymphatic system and can strike anywhere in the body.
  • 21) It is also highly likely to give her malignant skin cancer.
  • 22) No studies have been done on humans about the cancer link just yet.
  • 23) Tests on cancer cells in the lab had similar results.
  • 24) It was the one place her cancer had spread that might become unstable.
  • 25) ‘Members suffer from illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and asthma.’
  • 26) ‘Denos died last Wednesday after a long battle against cancer and the lung disease emphysema.’
  • 27) ‘This may predispose people to conditions such as cancer and heart disease.’
  • 28) ‘As doctors we are all too aware of the natural causes of death, such as cancer and heart disease, the top killers.’
  • 29) ‘Consider why the patient has consulted; many are worried about heart disease or cancer.’
  • 30) ‘Other lung conditions such as lung cancer will need to be ruled out as part of the diagnosis.’
  • 31) ‘Cases progress slowly resulting in chronic liver diseases, cirrhosis and cancer.’
  • 32) ‘Exercise does not just lower our chances of heart disease, cancer and diabetes.’
  • 33) ‘Some of those volunteers will develop cancer, heart disease or mental illness.’
  • 34) ‘Diseases caused by aberrant gene expression include viral diseases and cancer.’
  • 35) ‘Stopping smoking can help to slow the progress of the condition and help to reduce the chances of lung cancer.’
  • 36) ‘The city is a regional centre for the treatment of many diseases, including cancer and heart disease.’
  • 37) ‘Despite the advances in treatment in recent years, cancer remains a distressing disease.’
  • 38) ‘A large number of people with cancer overcome the disease and live fulfilled lives for many years.’
  • 39) ‘Pesticides have also been associated with a series of other diseases, including cancer.’
  • 40) ‘The knowledge gained could cure cancer, prevent heart disease, and feed millions.’
  • 41) ‘The biggest killer of children last year was not cancer or natural diseases but road accidents.’
  • 42) ‘I gave up smoking because I didn't want to die prematurely of cancer or heart disease.’
  • 43) ‘Vital research will include finding new drugs to treat diseases such as cancer.’
  • 44) ‘They have become the main providers of funding for research into cancer and heart disease.’
  • 45) ‘Most stomach cancers form a tumour or an ulcer in the inner lining of the stomach.’
  • 46) ‘In almost all bladder cancers, the cancer cells show a loss of part of the long arm of chromosome number 9.’
  • 47) ‘In almost all cancers, the cancer cells are found to have a mutation in one or more genes.’
  • 48) ‘Almost all oral cancers are squamous cell carcinomas caused, in the majority of cases, by smoking and drinking.’
  • 49) ‘Malignant tumours are the real cancers and they behave quite differently from benign tumours.’
  • 50) ‘Skin cancers are the most common form of cancer in the West, particularly in people such as farmers who are exposed to lots of sunlight.’
  • 51) ‘The single greatest cause of most skin cancers is excessive exposure to sunlight.’
  • 52) ‘Because sunburn changes the skin's DNA, it has been linked to skin cancers.’
  • 53) ‘The cream is applied to a skin cancer and given time to be absorbed by the malignant cells.’
  • 54) ‘The goal of chemotherapy in people with early cancers is usually to kill the cancerous cells and to cure the condition.’
  • 55) ‘Leukaemia is the name for a number of cancers of the white blood cells.’
  • 56) ‘The experiment shows that not all cancers are destined to become malignant.’
  • 57) ‘Lymphoma is a general term for a group of cancers that originate in the lymphatic system.’
  • 58) ‘They will also ask if anyone in your family has had endometrial cancer or other related cancers.’
  • 59) ‘The growth of a cancer has a different path of development from that of the healthy body.’
  • 60) ‘As with many cancers, the best way to diagnose testicular cancer is with an operation.’
  • 61) ‘Some cancers present few if any symptoms and cause few problems and little to no pain.’
  • 62) ‘In particular, it is thought to cause mesothelioma, a cancer of the outer lining of the lung or the abdomen.’
  • 63) ‘Certain cancers and treatments are associated with specific fears.’
  • 64) ‘Exercise can help reduce obesity, which is related to the cause of several cancers.’
  • 65) ‘Depression is a cancer of the soul, it eats away at the core of who you are and replaces it with doubt and pain and fear.’
  • 66) ‘Those people are a cancer in our society and they deserve to be in jail.’
  • 67) ‘the financial services industry is like a cancer in our society.’
  • 68) ‘People need to devise their own ways of controlling and correcting their youth lest they become the cancer of the community.’
  • 69) ‘Domestic violence in America is on the rise and we need to be aware that it is a cancer in our society.’
  • 70) ‘Traditionally, the caring professions attract sun-sign cancers, but professions connected with the past also appeal greatly, as does cookery.’
  • 71) ‘I'm a cancer, I hate avocados and most animals, and I'm in a band you've never heard of called The Like.’
  • 72) ‘Unlike most cancers, natives of this Sun-Moon sign do not feel the need to guard their emotions.’
  • 73) ‘cancers tend to attach themselves to physical objects for emotional healing.’
  • 74) ‘It's natural for cancers to be cynics, but it's eating you up inside.’


  • 1) I suppose it would be a faster way for Dondo's ghost to get a body than to grow one in a tumor.
  • 2) ‘One of the commonest reasons for undertaking a biopsy is to establish whether a tumour is malignant or benign.’
  • 3) ‘Both benign and malignant tumors showed ulceration of the overlying mucosa.’
  • 4) ‘Malignant brain tumors grow and spread into neighboring tissues rapidly.’
  • 5) ‘In the brain, both malignant and benign tumours can be harmful because they increase pressure in the skull.’
  • 6) ‘The knee is the most common joint involved in both benign and malignant tumors.’
  • 7) ‘The difference between malignant and benign tumours is that malignant tumours have the ability to invade surrounding areas.’
  • 8) ‘Benign tumors called neurofibromas are found on or under the skin or along the nerves of the body.’
  • 9) ‘One theory is that the rate at which tumor cells die is too slow to keep pace with the rapid growth and mutation of tumors in the body.’
  • 10) ‘A benign glomus tumor surrounding a malignant area is found in about half of the cases.’
  • 11) ‘Malignant tumors usually are associated with ascites and demonstrate rapid growth.’
  • 12) ‘Malignant brain tumors can grow rapidly, crowding or destroying nearby brain tissue.’
  • 13) ‘Cancer of the throat can involve malignant tumors on the vocal cords, voice box, or other areas of the throat.’
  • 14) ‘It is important to remember that in a lot of cases tumours are benign (not cancerous).’
  • 15) ‘Malignant tumors have the ability to transfer disease from organ to another.’
  • 16) ‘Cancer happens when some of the cells multiply in an abnormal way, causing a growth called a tumour to form.’
  • 17) ‘These tumors can kill your body's healthy tissues and spread to other parts of your body.’
  • 18) ‘An appropriate strength sun block will minimise the risks of burning, with its associated risk of malignant tumours.’
  • 19) ‘My wife had a bad experience, she had the most malignant of the brain tumours that can occur.’
  • 20) ‘Malignant tumours are the real cancers and they behave quite differently from benign tumours.’
  • 21) ‘Given the slow growth of prostatic tumors, such a delay should not affect treatment outcomes.’

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