latent cancer


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latent cancer

A cancer that grows slowly and has no important health effect on the patient.
See also: cancer
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You could have Hiroshima-type prompt fatalities, followed by large numbers of latent cancer.
safety" of Cassini and estimated that a Cassini mishap would produce "several tens of thousands of latent cancer fatalities worldwide over the next 50 years.
But a new study suggests that in persons harboring a latent cancer, this vitamin may preferentially protect the malignancy -- even aid its spread.