Cancer definition

Cancer means the presence of one or more malignant tumours including Hodgkin’s disease, leukaemia and other malignant bone marrow disorders, and characterised by the uncontrolled growth and spread of malignant cells and the invasion and destruction of normal tissue, but does not include the following:
Cancer means prostate cancer, primary brain cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, uterine cancer, malignant melanoma, leukemia, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, bladder cancer, colorectal cancer, multiple myeloma, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer.
Cancer means a neoplasm of human tissue that is malignant, and that if unchecked invades adjacent tissues or extends beyond its site of origin, and that has the propensity to recur, either locally or remotely in the body.

Examples of Cancer in a sentence

Annual Report on the Results of Treatment in Gynecological Cancer.

Cancer Incidence and Survival among Children and Adolescents: United States SEER Program 1975-1995.

Relationship between mammographic density and breast cancer death in the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium.

Cancer risks attributable to low doses of ionizing radia- tion: assessing what we really know.

Clinical cancer research: an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.


More Definitions of Cancer

Cancer means the manifestation of a malignant tumor (a tumor which is not encapsulated and has properties to infiltrate and cause metastases) including leukemia and Hodgkin’s Disease other than Stage 1. The diagnosis must be supported by histological evidence of malignancy. Specifically excluded from the definition of cancer are all skin cancers except malignant melanomas, Stage 1 Hodgkin’s Disease, Stage A prostate cancer, all tumors which are histologically described as pre-malignant, and carcinoma-in-situ.
Cancer means the presence and diagnosis of one or more internal malignant cells or tumours, including Leukaemia, Lymphoma and Hodgkin’s Disease, that is confirmed by pathology tests and requires treatment by surgery, radiotherapy, hormone therapy or chemotherapy. Included are any malignant tumours considered too advanced or too serious for specific treatment to be warranted. Excluded are:
Cancer means all carcinomas, sarcomas, melanomas, leukemias, and lymphomas excluding localized basal and squamous cell carcinomas of the skin, except for lesions of the mucous membranes.
Cancer means all malignant neoplasms regardless of the tissue of origin including malignant lymphoma and leukemia.
Cancer means a malignant neoplasm involving unregulated cell growth which is able to invade other tissues. Specific neoplastic indications are listed in Section 2, Subsections 140 — 209 and Subsections 230 — 239 of the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification. (ICD-9-CM; http://icd9cm.chrisendres.com/index.php?action=child&recordid=1059)
Cancer means kidney cancer, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, colon cancer, leukemia, brain cancer, bladder cancer, multiple myeloma, prostate cancer, testicular cancer or breast cancer.[PL 2009, c. 408, §1 (NEW).]
Cancer. ” means a definite Diagnosis of a tumour characterized by the uncontrolled growth and spread of malignant cells and the invasion of tissue. The Diagnosis of Cancer must be made by a Specialist.