cancer noun

ADJ. breast, cervical, lung, prostate, skin, etc.

VERB + CANCER have, suffer from | contract, get, develop | cause | screen sb for Most of the women employees have now been screened for breast cancer. | diagnose | die from/of

CANCER + VERB spread The cancer has spread to his stomach.

CANCER + NOUN cell | patient, sufferer, victim | risk The cancer risk among smokers was found to be higher. | research | drug, treatment

PHRASES a battle/struggle against cancer He died after an 18-month battle against cancer. > Special page at ILLNESS