Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Wiki

This article is about the trinket. For the item, see Cancer.

Cancer is a trinket.

Effect[ | ]

  • (except in Repentance) -2 tear delay (increased rate of fire)
    • Since this directly affects tear delay instead of changing the tears stat, it allows Isaac's rate of fire to go over the normal maximum rate.
    • Tear delay decreases are more noticeable and are a greater increase to DPS when the tears stat is high.
  • (in Repentance) +1.0 fire rate.

Notes[ | ]

  • Cancer's tear delay reduction scales with the current tear modifier's fire rate multiplier, the only exception being Collectible Chocolate Milk iconChocolate Milk.

In-game Footage[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

  • The pickup quote is a tribute to the community of the original game. Due to the usefulness of the trinket in the original The Binding of Isaac, it became a popular joke to consider "getting cancer" as a good thing.