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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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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.
10th Sep '16 9:14:16 PM SaraJaye
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* This is Creator/LurleneMcDaniel's bread and butter. Not only is cancer a major theme of her books, but the stories go into great detail about the diseases, treatments, surgeries, and side effects. These are the kinds of cancer books the above ''Fault in Our Stars'' mocks.
7th Sep '16 2:32:18 PM MarqFJA
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Note that this trope isn't just for cases of [[Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs cancer appearing in fiction]]: The Topic Of Cancer means that the word, term, or very concept of cancer is used specifically to evoke that semi-rational, paranoid terror and revulsion and creepiness that are associated with cancer, or with implications that cancer is somehow worse in some way than other diseases of conditions.

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Note that this trope isn't just for cases of [[Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs cancer appearing in fiction]]: The Topic Of Cancer means that the word, term, or very concept of cancer is used specifically to evoke that semi-rational, paranoid terror and revulsion and creepiness that are associated with cancer, or with implications that cancer is somehow worse in some way than other diseases of or conditions.
1st Sep '16 2:53:17 PM dvorak
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}}. One option for a lawn is cancer-based MeatMoss.

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}}.''TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}}''. One option for a lawn is cancer-based MeatMoss.


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** Another, entitled simply "Cancer", details cancer treatment [[TheDungAges in 500AD.]] It involves cutting off the infected organ with a blunt hacksaw, drinking poison, and being lit on fire. However, it's got a happy ending, as the main character survives the whole thing.
1st Sep '16 2:57:48 AM dvorak
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* The CreepyPasta ''A Cure for Cancer'' has a teen genius obsessed with curing cancer infects his ex girlfriend with a bioweapon intended to cause pancreatic cancer, which he thinks will be easy to cure since he engineered it under contract by the CIA. The plan GoesHorriblyWrong, as the cancer metasizes into every single one of her organs. He remembers one of his proposed cures, which was using stem cells to remap the circulatory system, starving the tumors. This was a bust, however, since he couldn't get enough stem cells. The disease and cure react strangely, turning her into a zombie-like creature made entirely from cancer.

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* The CreepyPasta ''A Cure for Cancer'' has a teen genius obsessed with curing cancer infects infect his ex girlfriend with a bioweapon intended to cause that causes pancreatic cancer, which he thinks will be easy to cure since he engineered it under (under contract by the CIA.CIA). The plan GoesHorriblyWrong, as the cancer metasizes into every single one of her organs. He remembers one of his proposed cures, which was using stem cells to remap the circulatory system, starving the tumors. This was a bust, however, since he couldn't get enough stem cells.cells or funding(nobody wanted to deal with the ethical ramifications of rendering down feti for them, so he makes a test-tube baby and grows it inside some kind of animal). The disease and cure react strangely, turning her into a zombie-like creature made entirely from cancer.
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