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Is there any correlation bewtween the astrological sign Cancer and the disease cancer?

I'm a Cancer myself. I always wondered why they chose to call the disease cancer as well. Anyone know?

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Asked by caitxrawks at 3:29 PM on May. 16, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • I think the word cancer means crab in Latin...the constellation looks like a crab.

    Answer by prettyrayray at 3:32 PM on May. 16, 2009

  • i always wondered that myself lol but yes I think prettyrayray is correct!

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 3:50 PM on May. 16, 2009

  • Nope no correlation what so ever. The word cancer has two different meanings.

    this should help.

    Answer by Tickledtrauma at 3:51 PM on May. 16, 2009

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