On Monday, 6 April, 2009 Newsnight will broadcast a special programme on cancer.
We will be examining how effective cancer care is in the UK compared with the rest of Europe, and look at the latest scientific breakthroughs that offer new hope to sufferers.
We will also be assessing how attitudes have changed to the disease with the help of Woman's Hour's Jenni Murray.
To help us we would like you to tell us, in no more than one sentence, your reaction to the word cancer.
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