Comment on "The personification of cancer".

  title={Comment on "The personification of cancer".},
  author={Shirley Stagner},
  journal={Oncology nursing forum},
  volume={41 4},
Talk about striking a nerve. The editorial by Anne Katz in the May 2014 issue of Oncology Nursing Forum moved me to immediately write this letter—my first ever letter to the editor. I strongly believe in the power of language. I want to strike the term cancer patient from the lexicon. For the past 30 years of my 44-year career in oncology, I have used every opportunity available to me to encourage professionals, laypeople, and people diagnosed with cancer to say “people with cancer” rather than… CONTINUE READING