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Stories of cancer survival

Dawn Hooper and Mark Tweeddale
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (9): 494.
Published online: 3 November 2008

This account of men’s stories provides a lesson in the power of interaction and how what we say as health professionals can change people’s perceptions. A single “throw away” statement or sentence can be etched into a patient’s mind forever. It can shape the way a person diagnosed with a life-threatening illness views both their prognosis and their future.

  • Dawn Hooper
  • Mark Tweeddale

  • Hope Healthcare, Sydney, NSW

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