[CANCER] Thinking in Metaphors … and Occupational Health

The other day I read Illness as Metaphor by Susan Sontag, and was interested at how the idea of things 'being a cancer on society', etc is a relatively new thing, and surrounds the fact that there is still so much we don't understand about it ... and that in the past tuberculosis held largely the same place in 'fear'. At the time of writing 'Illness as Metaphor' (late 1970s) for most people, 'cancer=death', whilst 10…