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What is the definition of Cancer?

Cancer “Cancer” shall mean a malignant tumour, characterised by the uncontrolled growth and spread of malignant cells with invasion and destruction of normal tissue. The cancer must be confirmed by histological evidence of malignancy on a pathology report. The term cancer includes leukemia, lymphoma, and Hodgkin’s Disease. The following cancers are excluded:

• All tumours which are histologically described as benign, pre-malignant or dysplasia;

• Any lesion described as carcinoma in-situ;

• All skin cancers other than malignant Melanomas;

• Cervical Intra-epithelial Neoplasia (CIN I, CIN II, or CIN III) or Squamous Intra-epithelial lesion;

• Tumours of the ovary classified as T1aN0M0 or FIGO 1A;

• Prostate cancers which are histologically described as TNM Classification T1a or T1b or are of another equivalent or lesser classification;

• Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia less than RAI Stage 3; or

• Any tumour of the thyroid histologically classified as T1N0M0 or T0N0M0 according to the TNM Classification.

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