What should we call “Cancer”? What If what You “survived” was Not?

Did you go through all that pain for nothing?

What If What You ’Survived’ Wasn’t Cancer?
Virginia Postrel is @BloombergView columnist.

” You’re feeling fine when you go for your annual physical. But your mammogram looks a little funny, or your PSA test is a little high, or you get a CT lung scan and a nodule shows up. You get a biopsy, and the doctor delivers the bad news: You have cancer. Because you don’t want to die, you agree to be sliced up and irradiated.
Then, fortunately, you’re pronounced a -cancer survivor-.
You’re glad they caught it early.

But maybe you went through all that pain for nothing. “…

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Bloomberg Opinion, by Virginia Postrel Aug 18, 2013.

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