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When someone is diagnosed with cancer, the actual word ‘cancer’ might not even be used. The doctor might say ‘carcinoma’ or ‘leukaemia’ or some other technical word. You may have come across these words before, but do you know what they actually mean?
It’s like learning to speak a whole new language. The doctors already speak this language, so they may not realise if you are confused. Or you may be a family member who doesn’t even get to speak to a doctor.
Confusion about what is actually going on could cause unnecessary fear, and we want to avoid that. So we’ve put together some information on our website to explain the words and phrases you may come across. We’ve kept it simple, and you can search for more detailed information later if you need it. Why not take a look at Cancer Words Explained to clear up any confusion? If there’s anything you still don’t understand, or the word you’re looking for isn’t on the list yet, just send us an email and we’ll get right on it.

Knowledge is power.

Anne x

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