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First reference: The Crane
"Cancer" on Wikipedia

Cancer is an illness in which a group of body cells grow uncontrollably, invading and destroying nearby tissues. It is a serious medical condition which affects millions every year, including some characters from Heroes.

Afflicted Characters


Graphic Novel:The Crane

Hiro remembers that his grandfather survived the bombing of Hiroshima at the end of World War II, but later died of cancer.

Better Halves

Posing as Claire's biological father, Hank tells her that there's a history of cancer on his side of the family.

When Jessica confronts Niki about her split personality, Niki theorizes that her "hallucination" is caused by a tumor.

Nothing to Hide

At the Spragues' home in Los Angeles, Matt finds methotrexate, an anti-cancer drug. The doctor who prescribed the drug is the oncologist Robert Fresco. Later at a Los Angeles hospital, Ted explains that his uncontrollable use of his power caused his wife to be exposed to the radiation effects of his ability. This caused her to develop cancer.

Graphic Novel:War Buddies, Part 3

Linderman remembers the first time he used his ability which was to cure his mother's liver cancer.

Graphic Novel:How Do You Stop an Exploding Man?, Part 1

Ted remembers when Karen developed and died of cancer.

Graphic Novel:Maya y Alejandro

In his book Activating Evolution, Chandra Suresh discusses the possibility of the cancer cell holding the secret to keeping healthy cells alive longer.

The Line

Noah Bennet questions Ivan Spektor about Ivan's daughter. Ivan tells Noah she died of leukemia.

Graphic Novel:The Caged Bird, Part 1

Mrs. Millbrook is diagnosed with cancer and told that she only has a few weeks to live. She dies of the disease in September 2006.

Shades of Gray

Sylar is ready to seek revenge on his father after finding him in a hidden trailer in the woods. He is shocked to find that his father is dying of cancer. Because he is dying, Samson says he doesn't mind if Sylar kills him. However, when Samson sees Sylar's ability to heal himself, he covets the power, and attempts to take it. Sylar overpowers Samson, but does not kill him, and instead chooses to let the cancer finish him off.



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