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Ros Ben-Moshe

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Ros Ben-Moshe is one of Australia’s leading laughter wellness experts and founding Director of LaughLife Wellbeing Programs, http://laughlife.com.au. She is also Adjunct lecturer at the School of Public Health at La Trobe University.
My shock diagnosis of bowel cancer got me thinking about the language around cancer. It really annoyed me. It is all-pervasive — ‘she has cancer’, ‘he has cancer’, as opposed to being contained and specific, for example, she has a cancer in her breast, he has a cancer in his prostate. Saying a person has