I have been on this site for quite a while now and I continue to see posts where newcomers are told that they have good cancer and we continue to see and use the term watch and wait. I wonder if it wouldn’t be appropriate for someone to speak/do something at the next ASH Conference and see if these two items could be addressed and changed. It would seem to me that it should be indicated very clearly to physicians that telling people they have a good cancer is not very effective. We need only read the posts here to ascertain the results of that comment. And couldn’t we change watch and wait to live and observe. Watch and wait in Canada is something you do in the bush when people go hunting. Being told you are on watch and wait puts patients who are pretty distressed on guard when calming patients should be the objective at a diagnosis appointment. Terminology is important and the way conditions, status, feelings are described can have an impact. If someone did a humourous short skit at ASH to bring home the point you would touch a lot of medical folks at once and humor would be remembered better than some dull presentation on terminology. Throwing this out there for reactions.