noncancerous

adjective
non·​can·​cer·​ous | \ ˌnän-ˈkan(t)s-rəs How to pronounce noncancerous (audio) , -ˈkan(t)-sə-\

Definition of noncancerous

: not affected with or being cancer noncancerous patients noncancerous tumors

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Nancy and Barbara Lowry were identical twins, and a noncancerous blood disease in one had been curable by cells from the other, a vanishingly rare occurrence. Siddhartha Mukherjee, The New Yorker, "The Promise and Price of Cellular Therapies," 15 July 2019 Then Giertz’s noncancerous brain tumor returned, after it was previously removed through surgery. Lauren Goode, WIRED, "YouTube's 'Shitty Robot' Queen Made Her Own Tesla Pickup Truck," 18 June 2019 The tumors are usually noncancerous (benign), but sometimes can become cancerous (malignant). Eric Todisco, PEOPLE.com, "Paraguay Man Bullied for His Massive Tumors Has Surgery to Remove 6 Lbs. of Tissue," 14 June 2019 The Justice Department said people who have noncancerous lung illnesses usually shouldn’t be compensated but have, in fact, been paid by trusts. Sadie Gurman, WSJ, "Government Says Bankrupt Manufacturer’s Asbestos Payout Plan Is Ripe for Abuse," 13 Sep. 2018 Other eye conditions are related to UV exposure, including the noncancerous growths known as pinguecula and pterygium. Jill U. Adams, courant.com, "For Your Eyes: Sunglasses Even On A Cloudy Day," 31 May 2018 Other eye conditions are related to UV exposure, including the noncancerous growths known as pinguecula and pterygium. Jill U. Adams, courant.com, "For Your Eyes: Sunglasses Even On A Cloudy Day," 31 May 2018 Other eye conditions are related to UV exposure, including the noncancerous growths known as pinguecula and pterygium. Jill U. Adams, courant.com, "For Your Eyes: Sunglasses Even On A Cloudy Day," 31 May 2018 Other eye conditions are related to UV exposure, including the noncancerous growths known as pinguecula and pterygium. Jill U. Adams, courant.com, "For Your Eyes: Sunglasses Even On A Cloudy Day," 31 May 2018

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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noncancerous

adjective
non·​can·​cer·​ous | \ -ˈkan(t)s-(ə-)rəs How to pronounce noncancerous (audio) \
variants: or non-cancerous

Medical Definition of noncancerous

: not affected with or being cancer : not cancerous noncancerous patients noncancerous tumors

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