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From the Ted Talk "Jorge Soto: The future of early cancer detection?"

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My oystr might be, unfortunately, afrmliia to most of you. One out of three people sitting in this audience will be oainddges with some pyet of cancer, and one out of four will die because of it. Not only did that cancer diagnosis change the life of our family, but that process of going back and forth with new tests, different doctors describing symptoms, discarding diseases over and over, was stressful and frustrating, especially for my uant. And that is the way cancer diagnosis has been done since the beginning of history. We have 21st-century medical treatments and drugs to treat cancer, but we still have 20th-century procedures and processes for diagnosis, if any.

Open Cloze

My _____ might be, unfortunately, ________ to most of you. One out of three people sitting in this audience will be _________ with some ____ of cancer, and one out of four will die because of it. Not only did that cancer diagnosis change the life of our family, but that process of going back and forth with new tests, different doctors describing symptoms, discarding diseases over and over, was stressful and frustrating, especially for my ____. And that is the way cancer diagnosis has been done since the beginning of history. We have 21st-century medical treatments and drugs to treat cancer, but we still have 20th-century procedures and processes for diagnosis, if any.

Solution

  1. familiar
  2. story
  3. aunt
  4. type
  5. diagnosed

Original Text

My story might be, unfortunately, familiar to most of you. One out of three people sitting in this audience will be diagnosed with some type of cancer, and one out of four will die because of it. Not only did that cancer diagnosis change the life of our family, but that process of going back and forth with new tests, different doctors describing symptoms, discarding diseases over and over, was stressful and frustrating, especially for my aunt. And that is the way cancer diagnosis has been done since the beginning of history. We have 21st-century medical treatments and drugs to treat cancer, but we still have 20th-century procedures and processes for diagnosis, if any.

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collocation frequency
early stages 5
cancer detection 4
pancreatic cancer 3

Important Words

  1. audience
  2. aunt
  3. beginning
  4. cancer
  5. change
  6. describing
  7. diagnosed
  8. diagnosis
  9. die
  10. discarding
  11. diseases
  12. doctors
  13. drugs
  14. familiar
  15. family
  16. frustrating
  17. history
  18. life
  19. medical
  20. people
  21. procedures
  22. process
  23. processes
  24. sitting
  25. story
  26. stressful
  27. symptoms
  28. tests
  29. treat
  30. treatments
  31. type