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tumourtu‧mour British English, tumor American English /ˈtjuːmə $ ˈtuːmər/ ●○○ noun [countable]  MIa mass of diseased cells in your body that have divided and increased too quickly a brain tumourmalignant/benign tumour (=caused by or not caused by cancer)
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tumourIt happens when a lymph channel is blocked, either by a tumour or by scarring from radiotherapy or surgery.I was later operated on for a tumour there.Every minor ailment is interpreted as the start of another tumour.This also applied to the subgroup with a curative tumour resection and is in accordance with other studies that used preoperative radiotherapy.But if tumour cells spread, a process called metastasis, they can form tumours in vital organs such as the lungs.The histological sections of each lesion were reviewed to select tissue blocks containing representative and adequate volumes of tumour.Consideration of the genetic lesions in any one tumour makes it apparent that carcinogenesis is a heterogenous process.The tumour shrank dramatically, in a way which had not been seen before.brain tumourJanet, 33, suffering from a brain tumour, has just finished a course of the drug Temozolomide.He died in Weihsien 21 February 1945 of a brain tumour.The autopsy report registered death as the result of a brain tumour.Sadly, he died of an aggressive brain tumour just three months after I was diagnosed.A bruised rib was taken for heart trouble, a headache for an incipient brain tumour.Atwater had become increasingly incapacitated by an inoperable brain tumour during the last year of his life.Contributors Mary Relling did pharmacological studies of antimetabolites and identified their relation with risk of brain tumour.Daniel Stoneman has defied the doctors who gave him a one-in-10 chance of survival from a rare brain tumour.
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