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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·cur·a·ble

(in-kyūr'ă-bĕl),
Denoting a disease or morbid process unresponsive to medical or surgical treatment.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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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.'
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