BBC NEWS | Health | Primary liver cancers 'soaring'
Caught early enough, some of the damage caused by liver disease can be reversed and the risk of cancer developing reduced.
Can I say "progressing" in place of developing?
I agree. They have different meanings.
1. Cancer develops.
2. Cancer progresses.
Does #1 mean "cancer becomes more serious," and does #2 mean "cancer becomes less serious"?