silent killer

A popular term for any condition that may progress to very advanced stages before manifesting itself clinically
Examples Lifestyle disease—e.g., atherosclerosis, hypertension— certain cancers—e.g., colorectal, ovarian

silent killer

Silent lesion Medtalk Popular for a condition that may progress to very advanced stages before manifesting itself clinically
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The silent killer subtly lurks behind closed doors as staff struggle to understand management's strategy.
High blood pressure has been called the silent killer and unfortunately many of those affected are unaware they suffer from it until it is too late.
This silent killer has also hugely affected the State of Qatar.
IN THE wake of yet another death to the silent killer carbon monoxide in a holiday home, surely it's time for legislation to be brought in to ensure that each and every place that we are able to book for a holiday or short stay is equipped with both carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.
campaign has been instrumental in pushing for the changes but - while it welcomes government action - will keep fighting to eradicate deaths and injuries from this silent killer.
The Minister said tobacco is a silent killer, it's harmful for the health, passive smoking is more harmful for others as out of 10, seven persons suffer from passive smoking".
It is the UK's biggest silent killer, responsible for 60% of strokes and 40% of heart attacks.
The 'Maleficent' actress, who opened up how privileged she was working with female rape activists, said that everywhere she went, rape was the silent killer, but it became quickly clear to her that these women were not just the collateral damage of war, the Mirror reported.
A leading private health centre in Bahrain is offering a unique, affordable health check-upservice to ensure potential silent killer diseases are picked up and dealt withpromptly.
Reckless behaviour exposes Capital's youth to silent killer
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is also famously called the silent killer and for good reason.
Breast cancer is a silent killer and raising awareness is the key to winning the battle against this disease.