Cancer language

It is amazing when you realize how much our language shapes our reality. My husband Neil recently reacted on Twitter (below) about the pressure from companies to buy products that “support cancer survivors.” It’s especially raw for him since losing his dad to cancer last December. I have the same type of reaction to the language that is used. With so many people we know being affected by it, we seem to talking about it more and more. I read in the book, Anticancer, A New Way of Life, New Edition that cancer is our natural healing process out of balance. If that is true then we aren’t really being invaded by something foreign that needs to be fought. I recently read that there has been a shift towards a “living with cancer” approach. I wonder what different types of treatment breakthroughs there could be with a different way of looking at cancer.

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