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cancer

noun

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The first known use of cancer was in the 14th century

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“Cancer.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cancer. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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