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 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, "The Honey Pot And Acessa Health Partner To Offer Free Menstrual Products To Fibroid Sufferers," 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,, "CBD might help treat seizures triggered by rare genetic disorder," 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,, "Real Housewives of Atlanta Star Kandi Burruss Welcomes a Baby Girl via Surrogate," 23 Nov. 2019 Burruss was worried about carrying her own after a high-risk pregnancy with Ace and her history with fibroids, noncancerous growths in the uterus. Dave Quinn,, "RHOA's Kandi Burruss Reveals Her Surrogate Was Pregnant with Twins — But Lost One," 3 Nov. 2019 But scientists have also found parabens in noncancerous tissue, and the FDA says there’s no conclusive evidence that long-term use of cosmetics that contain parabens is harmful. Tracy Middleton, Allure, "The Story Behind Allure's New Clean Best of Beauty Seal," 16 Sep. 2019 The results revealed something worse: an acoustic neuroma, a noncancerous tumor that develops on the main nerve from the inner ear to the brain. Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press, "Mitch Albom: Matthew Stafford's family crisis puts football in perspective," 8 Sep. 2019 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 The tumors are usually noncancerous (benign), but sometimes can become cancerous (malignant). Eric Todisco,, "Paraguay Man Bullied for His Massive Tumors Has Surgery to Remove 6 Lbs. of Tissue," 14 June 2019

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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“Noncancerous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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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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