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what is "the big c"?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Cancer: I think this term is antiquated. I think it dates back decades ago when talking about cancer was sort of a taboo. So instead of calling it cancer, people felt somehow more comfortable calling it "the big c". I personally never use this term so as not to be confusing to my patients.
Answered on Sep 19, 2013
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