Help, I’m Overwhelmed with All This Cancer Talk (Diagnostic Terms) – Episode 387
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Featuring: Rev. Percy McCray
Published: October 7, 2023
I just need to understand what my doctor is saying to me.
Having a conversation with your medical provider may be overwhelming, especially when trying to process the medical jargon you may hear.
In this segment, I will explore and unpack the often experienced, but seldom discussed, dilemma of patients and their caregivers trying to understand the confusing terminology they may hear from their oncologist.
As George Bernard Shaw famously said, “The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
Push play now and listen as I provide definitions to some of the most used cancer diagnostic language.
- “Having been through this process and spoken with many cancer patients, many of them struggle with cancer terms and language and not understanding and feeling a little confused and dazed.”
- “[This show] is intended to disarm cancer patients and their caregivers from any sense of either confusion or mental overload.”