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
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.