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7th Feb '16 1:34:59 PM InsomniacWeasel
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* {{That Dragon, Cancer}} is pretty much the game of the trope.
17th Dec '15 7:51:48 PM Jacob175
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* Used for karmic justice (and the compulsory BodyHorror) in ''Manga/FrankenFran'' - a rich villain hires Fran to extend her life and tries to get her killed to steal her research (fortunately, Fran is AmbiguouslyUndead and can live through decapitation). Fran returns to the villain's mansion and finds her ShowingOffTheNewBody - the experimental formula allowed her telomeres to regenerate indefinitely, making her cells immortal... Just as the first side effects start to appear, Fran calmly explains that the only cells not programmed to die of old age are cancer cells. She then walks away, leaving her client "immortal" - as a gibbering pile of semi-liquid flesh.
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* Used for karmic justice (and the compulsory BodyHorror) in ''Manga/FrankenFran'' - a rich villain hires Fran to extend her life and tries to get her killed to steal her research (fortunately, Fran is AmbiguouslyUndead ambiguously undead and can live through decapitation). Fran returns to the villain's mansion and finds her ShowingOffTheNewBody - the experimental formula allowed her telomeres to regenerate indefinitely, making her cells immortal... Just as the first side effects start to appear, Fran calmly explains that the only cells not programmed to die of old age are cancer cells. She then walks away, leaving her client "immortal" - as a gibbering pile of semi-liquid flesh.

* Used The comic perhaps most well-known for karmic justice (and the compulsory BodyHorror) in ''Manga/FrankenFran'' - a rich villain hires Fran this has to extend her life and tries to get her killed to steal her research (fortunately, Fran is AmbiguouslyUndead and can live through decapitation). Fran returns to the villain's mansion and finds her ShowingOffTheNewBody - the experimental formula allowed her telomeres to regenerate indefinitely, making her cells immortal... Just as the be ''ComicStrip/FunkyWinkerbean''. When it first side effects start to appear, Fran calmly explains that the only cells not programmed to die of old age are showed up, it was a serious topic, but ended on a hopeful note as Lisa overcame it and resumed her life. Then it came back and she died, and from then on, cancer cells. She then walks away, leaving her client "immortal" - as and the pain it causes has a gibbering pile of semi-liquid flesh.lingering effect over the characters in the strip. At least one minor character in its sister strip, ''ComicStrip/{{Crankshaft}}'', has also died from it unceremoniously.

* 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 atittude [[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'' 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 atittude attitude [[TheDeterminator and refuses to give in]]. He gets better and makes a friend with a girl who has bone cancer.

* By the time of ''MetalGearSolid4'', [[spoiler:Naomi Hunter]], a beloved character who's been with Snake (and the player) all the way since the first game doesn't just have cancer, she's [[spoiler: practically already biologically ''dead'' from cancer.]] It's so bad that ''mere seconds'' after she deactivates the nanomachines in her body fighting it, she dies.
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* By the time of ''MetalGearSolid4'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', [[spoiler:Naomi Hunter]], a beloved character who's been with Snake (and the player) all the way since the first game doesn't just have cancer, she's [[spoiler: practically already biologically ''dead'' from cancer.]] It's so bad that ''mere seconds'' after she deactivates the nanomachines in her body fighting it, she dies.
16th Dec '15 11:43:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* "HunchbackTheLurching", a fan gameline for the ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'': As a drinking game, take a shot when the lump is described as "Cancerous", "Malignant" or "Tumorous". Just don't blame me when you lose your liver.
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* "HunchbackTheLurching", "TabletopGame/HunchbackTheLurching", a fan gameline for the ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'': As a drinking game, take a shot when the lump is described as "Cancerous", "Malignant" or "Tumorous". Just don't blame me when you lose your liver.
15th Dec '15 8:13:23 PM Prfnoff
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* The creepy biological macguffin from ''{{Oni}}'', the Chrysalis, is repeatedly described as being like cancer.
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* The creepy biological macguffin MacGuffin from ''{{Oni}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Oni}}'', the Chrysalis, is repeatedly described as being like cancer.
11th Dec '15 4:24:26 PM Prfnoff
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Not related to the [[Literature/TenSixtySixAndAllThat Topic of Capricorns]].
10th Dec '15 11:52:23 AM FF32
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* An early monologue by Bruce [=McCullough=] on ''TheKidsInTheHall'' had him apologizing to everyone for "causing all of that cancer". He says he did it because he "didn't realize it was such a horrifying disease" and he was "just on a roll".
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* An early monologue by Bruce [=McCullough=] on ''TheKidsInTheHall'' ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'' had him apologizing to everyone for "causing all of that cancer". He says he did it because he "didn't realize it was such a horrifying disease" and he was "just on a roll".
24th Nov '15 2:32:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* One day, the main character of ''{{Phenomenon}}'' sees a flash of unearthly light, hears a strange sound, and falls unconscious. When he wakes up, he's got super-intelligence and even psychic powers. [[spoiler:Turns out he's got a ''massive'' cancer in his brain that by complete coincidence happens to enhance certain functions by pushing against [[NinetyPercentOfYourBrain rarely activated parts of it]].]] [[spoiler:The flash of light was an epileptic hallucination brought upon by the cancer. Oh, and the main character is also dying.]]
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* One day, the main character of ''{{Phenomenon}}'' ''Film/{{Phenomenon}}'' sees a flash of unearthly light, hears a strange sound, and falls unconscious. When he wakes up, he's got super-intelligence and even psychic powers. [[spoiler:Turns out he's got a ''massive'' cancer in his brain that by complete coincidence happens to enhance certain functions by pushing against [[NinetyPercentOfYourBrain rarely activated parts of it]].]] [[spoiler:The flash of light was an epileptic hallucination brought upon by the cancer. Oh, and the main character is also dying.]]
6th Nov '15 6:42:15 PM WillBGood
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* One extremely DarkerAndEdgier alternate universe story for {{Marvel}} had Bruce Banner transform into a cancerous BlobMonster instead of a green hulk.
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* One extremely ''ComicBook/{{Ruins}}'': this very DarkerAndEdgier alternate universe story for {{Marvel}} had Bruce Banner transform into a cancerous BlobMonster instead of a green hulk.
29th Sep '15 8:12:41 AM lipranzer
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* In ''Film/InTheLandOfWomen'', Sarah has breast cancer, and we see her dealing with the after-effects of chemotherapy, she has serious talks with her family about what she'll have to deal with, and she has a HeroicBSOD when she finds out how sick she is. [[spoiler: Unlike most versions of this trope, however, it's implied she gets better at the end]].
14th Sep '15 7:10:28 PM Pichu-kun
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* The original ComicBook/BlackCanary, Dinah Drake, died of cancer caused by the radiation from a blast that killed her husband years earlier.
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