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Cancer Cancrine
Engraved before 1811 from an original in the then Museum Pio Clemens in Rome (Click for details)
Esculapius (Medicine) between Mercury (Merchants) and the Graces (Medicine, Hygiene and Panacea)
Esculapius dealt with Patients - Merchants make deals with Clients

~ CANCER    id+ | MALIGNANT TISSUE PROCESS |
^u          id+ | WITH TENTACLES or EXTENSIONS
                  CRAB  CANGREJO RAK RAKE or COMB like |
~ CANCRINE  id+ | ULCER thus NON HEALING |
            id+ | NEOPLASIA for NEW TISSUE |
  id+ | NOT SELF TISSUE as per NEO PLASTIC TEXTILE |
  lat  CANCRI   = CRAB LIKE TISSUE MASS
  gr   KARKINOS   CRAB
  skrt KARKATA    CRAB
  sp   CARCOMER   CONSUME or DEGRADE BY DEGREES as per
                  CHRONIC ULCER like a
  eng  CANCER     MALIGNANT NEOPLASIA or GROWTH thus TUMOR
  med> CANCRINE   ULCER such as a
  see> CANKER     typical of SYPHILIS or CANCER or
       CHANCRE    or
  sp   CHANCRO    from
       CANGREJO   CRAB
  ukr  RAK        CANCER or CRAB LIKE GROWTH
  eng  RAKE       COMB LIKE TOOL for GATHERING LEAFS etc
                  also SCOUNDREL as per
       ROGUE      REPROBATE
  med> MALIGNANT  NEOPLASM or " MALIGNANCY " or
       CARCINOMA  if EPITHELIAL in ORIGIN or
       SARCOMA    if CONNECTIVE TISSUE in ORIGIN
  note            CANCER CAN SPREAD or METASTASIZE as per
       METASTASIS from
       META       BEYOND NORMAL SITE or TRANSPLANTATION OF
                  CELLS DISTANT SITES
  astr> CANCER IS A CONSTELLATION
        WITHIN THE  FOURTH ZODIAC SIGN BETWEEN
  LEO AND GEMINI
  ENTERS THE ZODIAC BY THE SUN ON JUNE 22
  myth> LINKED TO THE CRAB THAT BATTLED
        HERACLES or HERCULES as he FOUGHT the HYDRA
  sug>  NEOPLASIA
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