Our research on metaphors for cancer at Lancaster University (http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/melc/) has shown that metaphors can be a helpful resource for talking and thinking about the experience of illness. However, different metaphors suit different people, or the same person at different times. We have therefore created this ‘Metaphor Menu’ for people living with cancer – a collection of metaphors inspired by a range of different people who have experienced cancer.
We hope that at least some of these metaphors may be helpful to you, whether for personal or professional purposes. We would be grateful to receive feedback on the Menu, and we encourage you to suggest your own metaphors if you wish (see below). If you would like to use the Menu to support others (in patient support groups, healthcare practice, etc.), please contact Professor Elena Semino at Lancaster University: firstname.lastname@example.org
We would love to hear your thoughts. Please complete and submit the form below.
Elena Semino and the project team