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Redefining Cancer: The “New Normal”

New Normal ( /njuː/ /ˈnɔːm(ə)l/ ): A previously unfamiliar or atypical situation that has become standard, usual, or expected.¹ “I never expected this. This whole cancer thing,” continued Jane toward the latter part of her prechemotherapy visit. “One day you’re fine. You’re working and doing your thing, you know? Then you get sick and someone …

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Cancer, Redefined

“Before we start, when you talk to us about how you plan to take care of my wife’s cancer, make sure that you use language and terms we all understand,” said every husband of every patient I have ever treated. After completing my undergraduate college degree in biochemistry/molecular genetics with minors in chemistry and psychology, …