curable curable  /ˈkjʊ rə bəl/


  1. (adj) curing or healing is possible
  2. (adj) capable of being hardened by some additive or other agent

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  1. Cancer is curable, the American College of Surgeons has decided.
  2. But a new blood test may improve the odds of catching the disease earlier, at a more curable stage.
  3. The most prevalent forms of cancer in women, however, are cancer of the breast and womb, which are the most curable.


  1. ‘The Running of the Balls’ raising awareness for testicular cancer

    Testicular cancer is the most common type of cancer in men ages 15 to 30, with one man being diagnosed in the U.S. every hour of every day. But, when found early testicular cancer is 99% curable. The Sean Kimerling …
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WPIX 11 New York

  2. Free skin cancer screening available Saturday

    AUSTIN -- When we hear the word "cancer," many might first think of breast, colon or prostate cancer, but the most common is skin cancer. More than two million cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year. Most of those are highly curable, however the American Cancer Society estimates more than 12,000 Americans will die from it this year. It's one of the reasons Seton is holding a free cancer ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: KVUE-TV Austin


  1. "Our goal is to transfer the success we have had in Cambodia to Ethiopia, where people are needlessly dying of tuberculosis, a curable disease, and HIV/AIDS, a treatable disease," Jolie, 33, said in a statement Saturday.
    on Dec 3, 2005 By: Angelina Jolie Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. "It's very expensive, but it's very effective," Stottlemyre said. "With the type of cancer I've had it's something where they never use the word 'cure.' Right now, it's not curable. It's treatable. I'm doing absolutely super. I have no signs...
    on Oct 23, 2007 By: Mel Stottlemyre Source: USA Today

  3. Jobs wrote that the far more common kind of pancreatic cancer, which he did not have, "is called adenocarcinoma, which is currently not curable and usually carries a life expectancy of around one year after diagnosis."
    on Aug 1, 2004 By: Steve Jobs Source:

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