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Cancer Patient Heather Mosher Marries 18 Hours Before her Death

The dying bride's vows were her final words, which she followed with a triumphant gesture

Surely Heather Mosher’s worst of times began the day doctors confirmed she had breast cancer. That day, however, did not end in deep disappointment. Nor did her life. On December 23, 2016 Heather received both the dire medical news and … Continue reading

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Be Careful with How You Use War Metaphors for Terminally Ill Patients with Cancer

According to language and end-of-life care experts in a recent study, using metaphors, such as “losing your battle” or “battle to be fought,” can have a detrimental effect on the feelings of those dealing with terminal cancer diagnoses

According to an article on U.K.’s The Independent’s website, those with expertise in language and end-of-life care are saying that the standard media practice of describing “cancer as a ‘battle to be fought’ are leading to feelings or failure and … Continue reading

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