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Cancer Slang

December 30th, 2006 · 26 Comments

I could probably write page after page on just the linguistics of oncology. I’ve realized, after a few years at this, that how I speak (word choice, tone, etc.) is often as important as what I say. I’ve also noticed that parents devise their own ‘cancer slang’ as much as physicians do. […]

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Tags: Cancer · Language · Oncology · Pharmacology