The language of cancer

A recent article was published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune and it was written by Heidi Stevens, who writes for the Chicago Tribune. This is a very important article for families and individuals whose whole life has been turned upside down because of cancer.

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Basically cancer patients take issue with comparing disease to war. Our society loves winners, but in cancer, people who die from cancer are not weak or losers and those who survive it are just plain lucky that they were responsive to the available treatments. Many are not. To access this important article, click on the link below—you won’t be sorry.

Ann M. Bode

Professor/Associate Director, The Hormel Institute University of Minnesota