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Is The way We Talk About Cancer Supporting Or Pressurising Patients Afflicted?

Cancer warrior, battling the disease, putting up a good fight - this is the language commonly use...

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07.59 28 Aug 2020


Is The way We Talk About Cancer Supporting Or Pressurising Patients Afflicted?


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07.59 28 Aug 2020


Cancer warrior, battling the disease, putting up a good fight - this is the language commonly used to convey goodwill to cancer patients.  However, Irish Author Marian Keyes called out the terminology this week, saying it put a heavy burden on people “who are already very sick and very scared”.  Vicky Phelan joined us on the show this morning.

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