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24th Apr '18 11:52:06 PM dvorak
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** The monsters Tyrannitoma and Tumorman weaponize cancer in two seperate ways: Tyrannitomas are polyp-like creatures who convert any creature they`re attached to into a huge, sapient humanoid tumor with fantastic strength, and Tumormen weaponize an aggressive form of skin cancer.
12th Apr '18 2:44:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Annihilation 2018}}'' is essentially a cancer metaphor applied to FirstContact. A meteorite crashes on a beach, and starts to reform the environment and wildlife around it in a hazardous and aimless manner, right down to the laws of physics. Made explicit by one of the first scenes where the main character gives a lecture about cancerous cells to her class.
18th Feb '18 10:30:49 AM angie710
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* ''Series/AdamRuinsEverything'' discusses (with the help of an actual doctor) why "routine" cancer screenings (e.g. mammograms, colonoscopies, Pap smears, etc.) aren't as helpful as they're often touted to be, at least not in younger, healthy people. They can give "false positives" (such as flagging an area of dense tissue as a tumor), and they aren't able to distinguish between different ''types'' of tumors (i.e. those that are benign, and those that are malignant, and those that are fast-growing and slow-growing, etc.) This results in patients getting harsh treatments (such as chemo) that they really don't need, or the wrong type of treatment for their particular cancer...plus lots of emotional and financial stress on these patients and their families. The result of this is that many doctors and cancer advocacy groups are now recommending that (if they're not considered "high risk") they start the "routine" screenings later in life, and have them less often.
6th Dec '17 4:30:58 PM eroock
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-->-- Shouty Guy from ''VideoGame/MondoMedicals'' explains cancer.

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-->-- Shouty Guy from ''VideoGame/MondoMedicals'' explains cancer.
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4th Oct '17 4:07:57 PM Pichu-kun
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* In the sixth season of ''Kinpachi-sensei'' the titular teachers teenage son is put in a hospital for leukemia treatment. He is at first incredibly stressed over the thought he's dying but eventually loses the attitude [[TheDeterminator and refuses to give in]]. He gets better and makes a friend with a girl who has bone cancer.

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* In the sixth season of ''Kinpachi-sensei'' ''Series/KinpachiSensei'' the titular teachers teacher's teenage son is put in a hospital for leukemia treatment. He is at first incredibly stressed over the thought he's dying but eventually loses the attitude [[TheDeterminator and refuses to give in]]. He gets better and makes a friend with a girl who has bone cancer.
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]].
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