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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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