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Substitute Word List
by Cancer Information and Support Network

Summary: 

Since health writing usually uses technical terms, it is helpful to the reader to use shorter words whenever possible. Here is a list of words that are commonly found in health literature. Using the substitute word instead of the technical word will help lower the readability level of your material, making it more accessible to non-researchers.

Resource Type: 
Reference Materials
Topics: 
Communication/Dissemination
Glossaries and Jargon Busters
Audience: 
Patients/Consumers
Researchers
Community/Advocacy Organizations
Format: 
Written Document (PDF, etc.)

This resource was contributed by:
Staff, Editors
CERTAIN Patient Advisory Network

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