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11th Sep '17 3:22:08 PM angie710
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* On ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'', Rosa is dying of ovarian cancer while in {{Prison}}. She is taken to the hospital on a regular basis for chemotherapy treatments. Her doctor says she needs life-saving surgery, and gives her three weeks to live if she does not receive the surgery, but the Department of Corrections won't pay for it, and she doesn't have family on the outside that could pay for the treatment. [[spoiler: Morello gives her the prison van, so Rosa can at least live out the remainder of her life as a free woman. [[TakingYouWithMe Rosa runs over Vee, but crashes into a ditch herself and dies.]]]]
--> '''Rosa''': No one fucks with cancer.
9th Sep '17 7:23:56 PM angie710
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The causes of cancer are numerous, and can include anything from old age, to exposure to certain chemicals (such as the ones found in [[DrugsAreBad cigarette smoke]]), to exposure to great amounts of radiation (this association with the evils of nuclear power or weapons may be part of the reason for the fear of cancer underlying modern society's perception) to sheer bad luck. The truth is, that in the end, nobody can say for sure who will have cancer and when. Right now, your father may be developing cancer, or your girlfriend, or your dog. Even if they've never even been near Hiroshima or Chernobyl, even if they don't smoke, even if they live in a sterile bubble, they may still develop cancer. There is no way to tell for sure without checking, and even if they turn out not to have cancer right now, nothing can assure that they won't develop one tomorrow, or in three minutes.

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The causes of cancer are numerous, and can include anything from old age, to exposure to certain chemicals (such as the ones found in [[DrugsAreBad cigarette smoke]]), to exposure to great amounts of radiation (this association with the evils of nuclear power or weapons may be part of the reason for the fear of cancer underlying modern society's perception) to sheer bad luck. The truth is, that in the end, nobody can say for sure who will have cancer and when. Right now, your father may be developing cancer, or your girlfriend, or your dog. Even if they've never even been near Hiroshima or Chernobyl, even if they don't smoke, smoke or drink, even if they live in a sterile bubble, even if they run 6 miles a day and eat nothing but kale, '''they may still develop cancer.cancer'''. There is no way to tell for sure without checking, and even if they turn out not to have cancer right now, nothing can assure that they won't develop one tomorrow, or in three minutes.
29th Aug '17 10:07:09 PM mela
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* Although he tried to hide it, [[spoiler: Bryce]] of ''Webcomic/WeAreTheWyrecats'' eventually reveals that he has a tumor in his brain that will eventually kill him.
29th May '17 12:00:51 AM Unicorndance
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The inversion is TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed, where the work ''avoids'' saying cancer because it's so horrifying.

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The inversion is TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed, where the work ''avoids'' saying cancer (or any other given disease) because it's so horrifying.
14th Mar '17 6:27:39 PM spiritsunami
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* In ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', an old friend of Gibbs comes to him with a request to help his daughter, dying of cancer, to receive closure regarding a suspicious death of one of her colleagues the previous year, and in the course of the investigation, something happens that requires her to need protection. Gibbs assigns Torres to guard duty despite his protests, for reasons that Gibbs apparently already knows. His aloof demeanor leads her to believe that he'd lost someone to cancer before, and at the end of the episode, he reveals that it was a [[ChildhoodFriendRomance childhood friend]] [[TheLostLenore turned high school girlfriend]].
13th Mar '17 4:44:29 PM dvorak
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** Slobs are "greyzoners" (humans) mutated/ressurected by an agressive, red biomass that acts like cancer on LSD.

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** Slobs are "greyzoners" (humans) mutated/ressurected (humans/creatures from our neck of TheMultiverse) [[OurZombiesAreDifferent mutated/resurrected]] by an agressive, aggressive, red biomass that acts like cancer on LSD.LSD.
** [[NebulousEvilOrganization The Parliment]] is working on spreading a metaphysical disease that is described with "Imagine you can catch an aggressive cancer as easily as you can catch a common cold. Now imagine you can catch it from the sound of a trombone or the color purple." It's implied to be the stuff mutating the slobs.
12th Mar '17 5:22:31 PM nombretomado
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}}''. One option for a lawn is cancer-based MeatMoss.


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* PlayedForLaughs in ''WebOriginal/{{Mortasheen}}''. One option for a lawn is cancer-based MeatMoss.
27th Dec '16 1:13:00 PM dvorak
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* ''WebComic/AwfulHospital''
* A polyp in Fern's leg acts as an obsticle during the Inert Biovessel arc.

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* ''WebComic/AwfulHospital''
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A polyp in Fern's leg acts as an obsticle during the Inert Biovessel arc.
27th Dec '16 1:12:18 PM dvorak
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*''WebComic/AwfulHospital''
* A polyp in Fern's leg acts as an obsticle during the Inert Biovessel arc.
** The Immense Thing is assumed to be made from cancer, and has the FanNickname ''Terrortoma''.
** Slobs are "greyzoners" (humans) mutated/ressurected by an agressive, red biomass that acts like cancer on LSD.
3rd Nov '16 11:40:14 AM rjd1922
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* A bit of an oddball example is in Tommy Wiseau's ''Film/TheRoom'', wherein the LoveInterest's mom flat-out states that she has terminal breast cancer during one scene. This is promptly forgotten and never mentioned again.

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* A bit of an oddball example is in Tommy Wiseau's ''Film/TheRoom'', wherein the LoveInterest's mom flat-out states that she has terminal is dying from breast cancer during one scene. This is promptly forgotten and never mentioned again.
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