Unfamiliar Words

One of the challenges for people diagnosed with cancer, or even a possibility of a diagnosis, is dealing with many new, strange words and expressions from healthcare professionals and on websites. The following sites use clear language and have easy to understand definitions for you. The BC Cancer Agency and the NWT’s Let’s Talk About Cancer has a list of these words and expressions.

It is okay to ask your healthcare professional to explain anything you do not understand, or if you are unable to, have your caregiver ask for you.