Disease vs Cancer - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between disease and cancer

is that disease is (pathology) an abnormal condition of the body or mind that causes discomfort or dysfunction; distinct from injury insofar as the latter is usually instantaneously acquired while cancer is (medicine|oncology|disease) a disease in which the cells of a tissue undergo uncontrolled (and often rapid) proliferation.

As a verb disease

is (obsolete) to cause unease; to annoy, irritate.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

disease

English

Noun

(wikipedia disease) (en noun)
  • (pathology) An abnormal condition of the body or mind that causes discomfort or dysfunction; distinct from injury insofar as the latter is usually instantaneously acquired.
  • The tomato plants had some kind of disease that left their leaves splotchy and fruit withered.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • Diseases desperate grown, / By desperate appliances are relieved.
  • * (James Madison), Jr. (1751-1836)
  • The instability, injustice, and confusion introduced into the public counsels have, in truth, been the mortal diseases under which popular governments have everywhere perished.
  • * , chapter=5
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=Of all the queer collections of humans outside of a crazy asylum, it seemed to me this sanitarium was the cup winner. […] When you're well enough off so's you don't have to fret about anything but your heft or your diseases you begin to get queer, I suppose.}}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers), title=(A Cuckoo in the Nest)
  • , chapter=1 citation , passage=“[…] the awfully hearty sort of Christmas cards that people do send to other people that they don't know at all well. You know. The kind that have mottoes
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-03, author=William E. Carter, Merri Sue Carter
  • , volume=100, issue=2, page=87, magazine=(American Scientist) , title= The British Longitude Act Reconsidered , passage=Conditions were horrendous aboard most British naval vessels at the time. Scurvy and other diseases ran rampant, killing more seamen each year than all other causes combined, including combat.}}
  • (by extension) Any abnormal or harmful condition, as of society, people's attitudes, way of living etc.
  • * N.N., , Paper 134:6.7
  • War is not man's great and terrible disease'; war is a symptom, a result. The real ' disease is the virus of national sovereignty.
  • Lack of ease; uneasiness; trouble; vexation; disquiet.
  • * (Edmund Spenser) (c.1552 – 1599)
  • So all that night they passed in great disease .
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • to shield thee from diseases of the world

    Synonyms

    * affliction * ailment * complaint * ill health * illness * malady * medical condition * morbus * rot * sickness *

    Derived terms

  • (, Suffers from 'everything but the kitchen sink' disease)
  • * acute respiratory disease (ARD) * Addison's disease * alcoholic liver disease * Alzheimer's disease (AD) * anterior horn cell disease * aortoiliac occlusive disease (AOD) * Appalachian Mountain disease * area under disease progress curve (AUDPC) * argyrophilic grain disease (AGD) * Arkin's disease * arteriosclerotic heart disease (ASHD) * artery disease * artery occlusive disease (AOD) * artificial disease * autoimmune disease * autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED) * * Bamberger-Marie disease * Bang's disease (brucellosis) * Barcoo disease * Basedow's disease * Benson's disease (astroid hyalosis) * Besnier-Boeck disease, Besnier-Boeck-Schaumann disease * blackhead disease * black urine disease * blood disease * Blount's disease * blue ear disease * bluetongue disease, blue tongue disease * bomb-shell disease * bone disease * bone-thinning disease * Borna disease (BD) * Borna disease virus (BDV) * brain disease * brittle-bone disease * brown lung disease (byssinosis) * Bright's disease * British disease * Buerger's disease * CADASIL disease * caisson disease * calculous biliary disease * California disease * * Canavan disease * cardiac disease * cardiovascular disease (CVD) * cat scratch disease (CSD) * celiac disease, coeliac disease * Central Mississippi River Valley disease (histomatosis) * cerebrovascular disease (CVD) * Chagas' disease (CD) * (CMT) * Charcot's disease, Charcot disease * Christmas disease (haemophilia B, hemophilia B) * chronic beryllium disease (CBD) * chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) * chronic inflammatory bowel disease (CIBD) * chronic kidney disease (CKD) * chronic obstructive airway disease (COAD) * chronic obstructive lung disease (COLD) * chronic renal disease (CRD) * chronic respiratory disease (CRD) * clinical disease * clown fish disease * coeliac disease, celiac disease * conformational disease (CD) * congenital metabolic disease * connective tissue disease (CTD) * coronary artery disease (CAD) * coronary disease * coronary heart disease (CHD) * Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) * Crohn's disease (CD) * Curschmann-Steinert disease * cytomegalic inclusion disease (CID) * Darling's disease * deficiency disease * degenerative joint disease (DJD) * demyelinating disease * * diffuse parenchymal lung disease (DPLD) * disease management * disease management program (DMP) * disease-modifying * disease mongering * disease of affluence * disease of civilisation, disease of civilization * disease pattern * diverticular disease (DD) * Dubreuilh-Hutchinson disease * Dupuytren's disease, Dupuytren disease * Dutch disease * Dutch elm disease * Ebola virus disease (EVD) * Eisenmenger disease, Eisenmenger's disease * English disease * extramammary Paget's disease (EMPD) * farmer's disease * fatty liver disease (FLD) * fifth disease * Filatov's disease, Filatov disease * foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) * foot-and-mouth disease virus * French disease * gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) * gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) * gastro-intestinal disease * Gaucher's disease (GD) * general disease * generalized disease * genetic disease * genetic prion disease * genital tract disease * geriatric disease * (GSD) * gingival disease * glycogen storage disease (GSD) * graft-versus-host disease * grapevine disease * Graves' disease, Graves disease (GD) * green monkey disease * gross structural heart disease * Guinea worm disease (GWD) * haemolytic disease of the newborn, hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN) * Haglund's disease * (HFMD) * Hansen's disease, Hansen disease (HD) (leprosy) * heartworm disease * Hirschsprung disease (Morbus Hirschsprung) * HIV disease * Hodgkin's disease (HD) * Hoffa's disease * hoof-and-mouth disease (HMD) * hookworm disease * Huntington's disease (HD) * hyaline membrane disease (HMD) * hypokinetic disease * immune-mediated disease (IMD) * immunocomplex disease * immunoproliferative disease * inflammatory airway disease (IAD) * inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) * interstitial lung disease (ILD) * intervertebral disk disease (IVDD) * ischaemic heart disease, ischemic heart disease (IHD) * kala-azar disease * Kennedy's disease, Kennedy disease (KD) * Kussmaul-Maier disease * Kyasanur Forest disease (KFD) * Larsen-Johansson disease * leaf curl disease * leaf spot disease * Ledderhose's disease, Ledderhose disease * legionnaires' disease * Little's disease * loco disease, locoweed disease * Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) * Lyme disease (LD) * lymphoproliferative disease (LPD) * mad cow disease * managerial disease * maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) * Marburger virus disease (MVD) * Marburg virus disease (MVD) * Marion's disease, Marion disease * Martin's disease * medullary cystic kidney disease (MCKD) * (MD) * mental disease * metabolic bone disease (MBD) * metabolic disease * microvillus inclusion disease (MID) * Minamata disease * Miyasato's disease * motor neuron disease (MND) * Mondor's disease * Monge's disease * Mucha's disease * Naito-Oyanagi disease (NOD) * National Communicable Disease Center (NCDC) * National Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Surveillance Unit (NCJDSU) * neurocutaneous disease (NCD) * neurodegenerative disease (ND) * neuroimmunological disease * neuromuscular disease (ND]) * neuronal intermediate filament inclusion disease (NIFID) * Newcastle disease * Newcastle Disease Virus (NDV) * Niemann-Pick disease * no appreciable disease (, NAD) * nodding disease * no evidence of disease (NED) * non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) * notifiable disease * obstructive airway disease (OAD) * obstructive airways disease (OAD) * obstructive disease * occlusive disease (OD) * occupational disease * Ockelbo disease * Ohio Valley disease (histoplasmosis) * old-timers' disease (eggcorn for Alzheimer's disease) * Ollier's disease * organic disease * orphan disease * Osgood-Schlatter's disease * paediatric disease, pediatric disease * Paget's disease of bone, Paget's disease * Paget's disease of the breast * Paget-Schroetter disease, * Panama disease * Panner's disease * Parkinson's disease (PD) * parrot disease (psittacosis) * pearl disease * pearly disease * pediatric disease, paediatric disease * Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease, Pelizaeus-Merzbacher's disease (PMD) * pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) * Pendred disease (Pendred syndrome) * peptic ulcer disease (PUD) * peripheral artery disease (PAD) * peripheral artery occlusive disease (PAOD) * peripheral occlusive disease (POD) * peripheral vascular disease (PVD) * Perthes' disease (PD) * Peyronie's disease (Induratio penis plastica) (IPP) * Pfeiffer's disease * Pick's disease * pigeon breeder's disease * plant virus disease * pneumatic hammer disease * polycystic kidney disease (PKD) * polycystic liver disease (PLD) * Pott's disease * Posadas-Wernicke disease * prion disease * protein misfolding disease (PMD) * protein-folding disease * pullorum disease * Purtscher's disease * radiation-induced liver disease (RILD) * Raynaud's disease * reactive airway disease (RAD) * rebellious disease * Recklinghausen disease * renal disease * rickettsial disease * Riggs' disease * round heart disease * Roth-Bernhardt disease (Meralgia paraesthetica) * Schamberg disease * Scheuermann's disease (SD) * Schimmelbusch's disease * Schneeberg disease, Schneeberg lung disease * Seitelberger's disease, Seitelberger disease * serum disease * sexually transmitted disease (STD) * shothole disease * sickle cell disease * silver leaf disease * sixth disease * skin disease * Steinert disease * stone disease * stress disease * structural heart disease * subclinical disease * swainsonine disease * swineherder's disease * swineherd's disease * swine vesicular disease (SVD) * Takahara's disease * Takatsuki disease (POEMS syndrome) * Thiemann's disease * tomato disease * urinary bladder disease * valvular heart disease (VHD) * variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) * venereal disease (VD) * venous disease * vine disease * viral disease * viral haemorrhagic disease, viral hemorrhagic disease (VHD) * vocational disease * von Willebrand disease (vWD) * Weil's disease * white muscle disease (WMD) * white spot disease * widespread disease * Wilson's disease (WD) * wilt disease * wind disease (TCM) * wobbler disease * woolsorter's disease * zoonotic disease * zymotic disease

    Verb

    (diseas)
  • (obsolete) To cause unease; to annoy, irritate.
  • * 1526 , William Tyndale, trans. Bible , Luke VIII:
  • Whyll he yett speake, there cam won from the rulers off the synagogis housse, which sayde to hym: Thy doughter is deed, disease not the master.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , II.ii:
  • mote he soft himselfe appease, / And fairely fare on foot, how euer loth; / His double burden did him sore disease .
  • To infect with a disease.
  • Anagrams

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    cancer

    English

    * (wikipedia "cancer")

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (medicine, oncology, disease) A disease in which the cells of a tissue undergo uncontrolled (and often rapid) proliferation.
  • * {{quote-book, year=2006, author=(Edwin Black)
  • , title=Internal Combustion , chapter=1 citation , passage=If successful, Edison and Ford—in 1914—would move society away from the
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-22, volume=407, issue=8841, page=76, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Snakes and ladders , passage=Risk is everywhere. From tabloid headlines insisting that coffee causes cancer (yesterday, of course, it cured it) to stern government warnings about alcohol and driving, the world is teeming with goblins. For each one there is a frighteningly precise measurement of just how likely it is to jump from the shadows and get you.}}
  • (figuratively) Something which spreads within something else, damaging the latter.
  • {{quote-book, year=1999, author=Bruce Clifford Ross-Larson, title=Effective Writing, page=134 citation
    , passage=Sierra Leone's post-dictator problems are almost absurd in their breadth. It once exported rice; now it can't feed itself. The life span of the average citizen is 39, the shortest in Africa. Unemployment stands at 87 percent and tuberculosis is spreading out of control. Corruption, brazen and ubiquitous, is a cancer on the economy.}}

    Synonyms

    * (disease) growth, malignancy, neoplasia * (something which spreads) lichen

    Hyponyms

    * tumor * leukaemia, leukemia

    Derived terms

    (types of cancer) * bowel cancer * breast cancer * colon cancer * leukemia * testicular cancer * lung cancer * prostate cancer * ovarian cancer * skin cancer * cervical cancer

    See also

    * malignant

    Anagrams

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