Language of diagnosis and prognosis in cancer

Very interesting programme on Radio 4 Word of Mouth this week –
Chris Ledgard investigates three situations where the precise use of words is crucial. He speaks to a cancer specialist and a woman in remission from the disease about the language of diagnosis and prognosis. How do doctors balance the need to be sensitive with the need to be accurate? Is the word cancer itself still one that people prefer not to use? ……….
and you can listen again here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04980f3

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