Meaning of “cancer” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C, U ] us uk /ˈkænsər/

B1 a serious disease that is caused when cells in the body grow in a way that is uncontrolled and not normal:

breast/lung cancer
His wife died of cancer.
cancerous adjective

a cancerous growth

(Definition of “cancer noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)