Aipaing (pronounced: /ˈaɪpæŋ/) noun — the waves of alternating sadness and anger felt upon hearing someone you care for has cancer.
Usage: When Jill told him she had breast cancer, Jack was overwhelmed with aipang.
The aipang would return often, suddenly and without warning.
Etymology: The word arises from the observation that the feelings and reactions associated with cancer are distinct from those associated with other serious illness. The pronunciation of the word is suggest by two Chinese words 癌 ai: cancer 螃:pang crab.
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