Should We Stop Referring to 'Cancer Survivors?'

Should We Stop Referring to ‘Cancer Survivors?

A study by Texas A&M University suggests that we no longer use the phrase ‘cancer survivor’ to refer to former cancer patients, and prominent San Antonio oncologist Dr. Anthony Tolcher agrees, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

“Many people, it seems, don’t particularly like that term,” said Dr. Tolcher, who is the Director of Clinical Research at Next Oncology and Texas Oncology. “We have to think of how do we look at a population that will have had cancer, but the operative term there is ‘had’.”

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