Cinderella cancer

Cinderella cancer

A UK term of dubious utility for:
(1) A cancer that is a low priority for national funding, e.g., lung cancer or multiple myeloma, or
(2) A cancer that supposedly is not widely discussed, e.g., rectal cancer.
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This Cinderella cancer, which currently affects around 6,700 UK women a year, still has a rather depressingly - and unnecessarily - low survival rate, mainly because of its low profile.
Money raised from the Light up a Life appeal will help defeat lung cancer, known as the Cinderella cancer.
Funding for the Cinderella cancer support services must increase, broadcaster and journalist Jonathan Dimbleby has urged.
In the past, the disease has been so low-profile - it's a Cinderella cancer - but the Roy Castle Foundation will improve my job and the jobs of others like me.
Money raised from the Light up a Life appeal will help defeat lung cancer, which is known as the Cinderella cancer.