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Language of cancer

I am looking forward to the RCN Congress this year. It is being held 12-15 May in Liverpool and it always attracts a large number of delegates.

As well as introducing some of our members to congress for the first time, the Cancer and Breast Care Forum is hosting a fringe event called demystifying the language of cancer on Tuesday lunchtime.

Congress provides a unique opportunity to engage with many groups of nurses from students to generalists to specialists who work across a wide range of clinical areas. I always learn something new each time I attend and it’s great to talk exclusively about nursing and with nurses for a few days.

Demystifying language

Our session will seek to explore the language of cancer and provide a supportive interactive environment to discuss issues arising in clinical settings. It’s not always


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