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A Case in Contrasts: How Should the Media Talk About Cancer Diagnoses?

Only a week ago, transatlantic media coverage of the British monarchy quickly pivoted from discussions about photo editing to discussions about adjuvant chemotherapy when Catherine, Princess of Wales revealed that she had been diagnosed with cancer (Kwai, 2024). Since then, many media outlets have raced to interview oncologists about her case and expected recovery. One prominent US oncologist noted on social media, for example, that she had received 4 separate media requests within hou...

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