What does that mean?

Mike Pohlman | May 29, 2013

mag29Have you ever been in a situation where you’re hearing words spoken but not understanding the words said? Unfortunately, this can be the case for a newly diagnosed cancer patient. This is how my wife and I felt four years ago when Julia was diagnosed at the age of 38 with stage IV breast cancer. The information avalanche can be overwhelming.

To help understand the new vocabulary that comes with cancer, a glossary of terms can be invaluable. There ought to be a quick reference guide to briefly define words and phrases like carcinoma, chemotherapy, and clinical trials, as well as, metastasis, pathology, and staging.

This is why we’re so pleased to commend Cure magazine’s 2013 Cancer Guide and its web exclusive glossary of cancer related terms. Cancer is tough enough without having to wonder what everyone is talking about.

Mike Pohlman serves as Team Julia's Executive Director.