I found this great New York Times article about the redundant phrases and words that our very real cancer experiences are buried under.
I have warned my friends on many occasions that they are forbidden to write "lost her courageous battle with cancer" if I die. Not that will ever happen! I just can't bear the thought of my life being boiled down to a thoughtless cliche in the end. I plan to live beyond 80 just to make sure that very thing never happens.
There is so much more to us all than those worn over words like 'battle' and if someone ever called me a 'victim' I'm afraid I'd have to tear out their throat with my bare hands.
I felt so passionate about the same subject that I wrote my cancer rant about it. Read the NY Times article here.