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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Recent Examples on the Web According to the Mayo Clinic, uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years. Noel Cody, Essence, 16 Sep. 2021 Fibroids are noncancerous growths in the uterus that can develop during a person's childbearing years. Suzannah Weis, SELF, 21 July 2021 According to the Mayo Clinic, uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years. Essence, 15 July 2021 This is particularly pronounced for Black women, who are more prone to fibroids (noncancerous but sometimes painful tumors in or on the uterus). Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, 24 June 2021 Fox has had more recent health issues, including a 2018 surgery to remove a noncancerous tumor from his spine. Lisa Respers France, CNN, 19 Nov. 2020 This shortage was felt the most by women who suffer from fibroids – noncancerous tumors in the uterine wall that commonly cause heavy bleeding. Jasmine Grant, Essence, 9 June 2020 The disease, called tuberous sclerosis complex, is a genetic condition that affects about 1 in 6,000 people, producing noncancerous tumors that grow throughout the body. Maria Loreto,, 10 Dec. 2019 Burruss was worried about carrying her own after a high-risk pregnancy with Ace and her history with fibroids, which are noncancerous growths in the uterus. Robyn Merrett,, 23 Nov. 2019

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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“Noncancerous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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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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