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Cancer was a series of diseases in which cells divide in a disorderly manner and behave in a malignant manner. The diseases were one of the most deadly diseases on Earth until the late 21st century, when the scientist Pyong Ko found a method of stopping such growth. (VOY episode: "Fury")

Gillian Taylor's mother died of cancer several years before her daughter was transported from 1986 to 2286 along with two humpback whales named George and Gracie. (TOS - Strange New Worlds VI short story: "Whales Weep Not")

In the late 21st century, Lillian Antony discovered that Antony's Flower could treat cancer, although most of the flower had become extinct by that time. (TOS novel: Inception)

One of most extensive forms of cancer was lung cancer, which by the early 21st century was responsible for over a million deaths per year. By the mid 22nd century, lung cancer was easily treatable. The Novan Bernadette Fuller was suffering from lung cancer but Doctor Phlox was easily able to cure it. (ENT episode: "Terra Nova")

Although most forms of cancer were curable by the 22nd century, there were some that still showed up. For unknown reasons, Human males who did not adequately express their emotions were susceptible to it in their middle years. (TOS novel: Spock Must Die!)

In 2273, James T. Kirk knew that V'Ger would no more hesitate over destroying the inhabitants of Earth than Leonard McCoy would over destroying cancer cells. (TOS novelization: The Motion Picture)

The Albino suffered from several different forms of metastatic cancers in the late 23rd century. (ST novel: Excelsior: Forged in Fire)

In 2364, Dr. Beverly Crusher cited cancer as one of the diseases which had been believed to be incurable. (TNG - Double Helix novel: Infection)

In 2293, Androvar Drake stated that James T. Kirk was "the epitome of the cancer" that was weakening Starfleet and the Federation. (TOS novel: The Ashes of Eden)



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