Duhaime's Law Dictionary


Cancer Definition:

An aggregation of outlaw cells with the propensity to migrate and grow in size and in the territory covered and the definite destruction of the body.

Related Terms: Temozolomide, Oncology

Judicially, the term was considered by Justice Atwell of the District Court of the United States (Texas, Dallas Division) in US v Hossey Cancer Clinic in which the Court used these words:

"[C]ancer is an aggregation of outlaw cells with the propensity to migrate and grow in size and in the territory covered and the definite destruction of the body, or, a serious portion thereof."

The Attorney's Dictionary of Medicine:

"Cancer: a malignant, usually fatal, tumor or growth, as a carcinoma or a sarcoma. The term tumor is used to designate any growth, whether benign or malignant. The term cancer refers to a malignant tumor."

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