Health and Wellness

Cutting Through Cancer Lingo

Posted by Tri Vu, M.D. on May 27, 2017 8:16:00 AM

As doctors, we sometimes forget that patients don’t speak the same language. We were trained to communicate using fancy medical terms, but it’s important for us all to remember that those terms can be intimidating and scary to our patients, especially when they’re dealing with something as overwhelming as cancer. 

I’ve compiled a list of some of the terms you may hear as you fight your way through cancer.

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Topics: cancer terms, cancer terminology, cancer lingo, cancer definitions

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