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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"Our results should encourage cancer specialists to think about further study of Src inhibitor drugs that attack reservoirs of these 'wandering' latent cancer cells and prevent spread of the disease in breast cancer patients after the tumour has been removed," he added.
The impact statement also estimates the "latent cancer fatalities" based upon population densities along the selected routes for "incident-free" transport, meaning the radiation cannot be fully contained and insulated from the public.
Like a latent cancer, it awakens itself to spread and grow aggressive until it is likely to kill the victims that it feeds on.