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Glossary: survivor, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

survivor

(ser-VY-ver)

One who remains alive and continues to function during and after overcoming a serious hardship or life-threatening disease. In cancer, a person is considered to be a survivor from the time of diagnosis until the end of life.

2006-12-21

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