Cancer

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Cancer

(Science: oncology) The first historical description of this condition was in relation to breast carcinoma.

1. this is now a general term for more than 100 diseases that are characterised by uncontrolled, abnormal growth of cells. Cancer cells can spread locally or through the bloodstream and lymphatic system to other parts of the body.

2. Malignant growth resulting from uncontrolled cell division