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incurable

 [in-kūr´ah-b'l]
1. not susceptible of being cured.
2. a person with a disease that cannot be cured.

in·cur·a·ble

(in-kyūr'ă-bĕl),
Denoting a disease or morbid process unresponsive to medical or surgical treatment.

incurable

/in·cur·a·ble/ (in-kūr´ah-b'l)
1. not susceptible of being cured.
2. a person with a disease which cannot be cured.

incurable

(ĭn-kyo͝or′ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Being such that a cure is impossible; not curable: an incurable disease.
2. Incapable of being altered, as in disposition or habits: an incurable optimist; an incurable smoker.

in·cur′a·bil′i·ty n.
in·cur′a·ble n.
in·cur′a·bly adv.

incurable

[inkyo̅o̅′rəbəl]
not responding to medical or surgical treatment.

incurable

Not able to be remedied by currently available medical means. The progress of medical science in the 20th century repeatedly showed that what is incurable today is often remediable tomorrow.

incurable

1. not susceptible of being cured.
2. an animal with a disease that cannot be cured.

Patient discussion about incurable

Q. Cancer - incurable? When i was surfing the internet for the incurable disease, i found CANCER is one among them. Is there not a medicine found yet? Really is it incurable?

A. I like to share with you what i read from a book it said 'With modern day treatments many cancers are completely cured but unfortunately there are still many others which are not.

Although it is not always possible to be certain, doctors are often able to tell whether or not a particular cancer might be cured. Even if cancer is incurable they will usually still offer treatment in the hope of prolonging life and, controlling, symptoms.'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOBvDTf9ohQ

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38] More liberal rabbis, who want to extend our ability to withhold or withdraw medical therapies and let nature take its course, have expanded it to as much as a year and/or changed the relevant issue in defining goses to the incurability of the disease.
The assertion of incurability is thus counterproductive for therapists, for offenders in treatment, and for those attempting to develop and safely evaluate better methods of intervention.
Many of these differences, although statistically significant, were quantitatively small, particularly for responses concerning destruction of the immune system and the incurability of AIDS.
In hospital, both the tumor's malignancy and incurability were confirmed, and, despite later radiation and chemotherapy, her deterioration accelerated.
One expansion would be to allow people to execute directives specifying that euthanasia should be performed if they meet other requirements (in terms of incurability and intractable suffering) but are no longer able to request it.
Since HIV infection is unique in its transmission, attack on the immune system, and incurability, special educational efforts must take place.
It was observed that age was highly statistically significantly associated with the knowledge about incurability of HIV disease and the knowledge of infectiousness of the disease and with nonexistent of vaccine (p< 0.
It is never acceptable to tell a child about the incurability of his/ her disease.
There are many scholarly citations of his paper "Oxidants, Antioxidants and the Current Incurability of Metastatic Cancer.
The following equation can be offered as a synthesis of Antonini's findings: Acceptability = f (Patient's Age + Level of Pain + Incurability of the illness + Patient's Request).
8,9) The combination of visible impairments, fear of contagion and incurability cause people to separate themselves from those affected by leprosy in order to reduce their own risk of acquiring the stigma.
Mr Barker,from Holywell, was just 57 when he died in June 1996 from mesothelioma -a cancer of the lining of the lungs notorious for its incurability, slowness to develop and for the agony suffered by its victims.