Chattiness can be contagious, which was the case in the infusion room when Mary Trouba struck a conversation with a woman called Cheryl; it turned the room into a safe space for all to share experiences. Sadly, Mary died before this article was published.
Mary Trouba, who was encouraged by her sister to write about her experience as a patient with metastatic breast cancer, tackles the importance of the words we use when discussing cancer, explaining her problem with the phrase “battling cancer.”
Last modified: October 14, 2021
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