THE SWITCH IS ON—LET’S DEAL WITH IT AS BEST WE CAN!
I’ve said it over and over — language matters.
Language matters a great deal.
A hot button issue for many in the cancer community, for a variety of reasons, is the terminology around awareness and prevention. It’s such a hot button for me, I just shuddered as I typed those words and I’ve heard others talk about their visceral reactions to these and other emotionally charged words in the breast cancer space. I do realize that many have their own personal perspectives (as I have mine); at the same time, there are some phrases that have a more universal reaction.
For a long time, many breast cancer organizations (governmental and otherwise) have focused on catching breast cancer when it’s newly active in the breast. That has lead to some of the slogans that are well known such as “Early Detection Saves Lives; or “Feel your Lumps, Save your Bumps.” Catchy…
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