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刘沧龙分享:Cancer patients surviving longer in the UK 英

一项由英国领先的癌症研究慈善组织发布的调查报告说,在英国,目前有超过17万的癌症患者依然健在,当中有些患者是40年前被诊断出患癌症的。报告说患者能够存活的原因包括先进的治疗方式和及时地诊断。报告同时也针对治疗癌症所引起的副作用,比如,抑郁症和患者对个人财务的忧虑等问题提出警告。请听报道。

The report looks back at the 1970s, when many people saw cancer as a death sentence. Today, it says things have improved with better therapy, and often quicker ways of spottingthe disease.

But Macmillan says while cancer may no longer be life ending, it is life changing. With thousands of people in the UK now living with a long-term legacy of side effects from therapy, the psychological impact, and often financial worries for many years.

And the number of survivors will continue to grow. The government has said by 2020, cancer patients in England will have an individually tailored package of care to help with life after a diagnosis.

词汇表

death sentence 死刑
therapy 治疗,疗法
spotting 发现,诊断
life ending 停止生命的,终止人生的
life changing 彻底改变生活的
long-term 长期的
legacy 遗留问题
side effects 副作用
psychological impact 心理冲击,心理影响
financial worries 财务上的烦恼、担忧
individually tailored (根据个人需求)量身定制的
diagnosis 诊断

测验

请听报道并回答下列问题。

1. The report looked at cancer cases starting from which era?

2. True or false? Cancer survivors don’t have financial worries.

3. According to text, what kind of care package does the British government hope to introduce in 2020 for cancer patients in England?

4. Which phrase in the text means ‘unpleasant effects of a drug, which happen in addition to the main effect’?

答案

1. The report looked at cancer cases starting from which era?
Cancer cases from as far back as the 1970s were looked at in the report.

2. True or false? Cancer survivors don’t have financial worries.
It’s false. Financial worries are often experienced by cancer survivors.

3. According to text, what kind of care package does the British government hope to introduce in 2020 for cancer patients in England?
The British government hopes to introduce an individually tailored care package for cancer patients in England.

4. Which phrase in the text means ‘unpleasant effects of a drug, which happen in addition to the main effect’?
Side effects.

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