Over the past few decades, our understanding of cancer has changed. We now know some cancers don’t grow or grow so slowly that they’ll never cause medical problems. But the way we label disease can harm. The use of more medicalised labels, including cancer, can increase levels of anxiety and the desire for more invasive treatments. Given this ...
Is it time to remove the cancer label from low-risk conditions?
By Brooke Nickel PhD Candidate, University of Sydney
15 Aug 2018