Word Choice: Health consequences.
How to choose words that give you the best chance of survival.
As if having cancer isn’t enough, it turns out that the term you use to describe a person with cancer will actually impact how people engage with that person. In two 2009 studies out of New York, participants responded more favorably to those with cancer when they were called “cancer survivors” than when they were called “cancer patients.” It didn’t eve…
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