When a person writes a posting, article, or book at a level far above the intended audiences reading level, we have a failure to communicate. If you have read anything medical related, I am sure you know what I mean.
What are your opinions as to trying to simplify the cancer related materials available to say a ninth-grade reading level to share with those less blessed educationally?
What made me start thinking about this is my wife is a Registered Nurse, and I read her nursing magazines that come in the mail. When preparing to do so, I first get in front of my computer or get her medical dictionary out and handy. To explain a little more, I hold a MS degree, I am retired from the computer engineering department of one of the nations top engineering colleges, yet these magazines; even articles on this web site uses words I have to look up. Think about the young single mom that dropped out of high school, has been diagnosed with cancer an is looking for some information, and hope. She cannot understand many of the words used. Which sure does not help when you are scared in the first place.
Is there anything that we as cancer survivors can do to help people like the fictional single mom?
sequelae, interdisciplinary,toxicities,you get the idea.