The March Health Writing Challenge is here! One micro writing task a day for 30 days (since you had two bonus tasks in February, I’ll give you a day off this month).
The theme is cancer, which is a very common topic for health writers; I’ve written all the below and more during my career.
Review the challenge below. And, remember: Do as many challenges as you can (one a day, not all at once – no cheating) and feel free to share your results with your health writing friends and me!
Just a little bit of writing every day will add up to big results at the end of the year.
Missed our previous challenges? View them all here.
Plain text version: March 2022 Health Writing Challenge
1 MAR Define cancer.
2 MAR Explain the difference between benign and malignant.
3 MAR List three risk factors for lung cancer.
4 MAR Define colon cancer.
5 MAR Explain how chemotherapy works.
6 MAR Define melanoma.
7 MAR Explain how radiation therapy works.
8 MAR Define leukaemia.
9 MAR List three preventable risk factors for cancer.
10 MAR Define lymphoma.
11 MAR Explain what an oncologist does.
12 MAR Define breast cancer.
13 MAR Explain how immunotherapy works.
14 MAR Define prostate cancer.
15 MAR Explain how hormone therapy works.
16 MAR Explain what happens during chemotherapy treatment.
17 MAR Define biopsy.
18 MAR List three side effects of chemotherapy.
19 MAR Explain what cancer staging is.
20 MAR Define brain cancer.
21 MAR Explain what metastasis means.
22 MAR Define ovarian cancer.
23 MAR Explain what cancer screening is.
24 MAR Define tomography (PET) scan.
25 MAR Describe how lung cancer is diagnosed.
26 MAR Describe how testicular cancer is diagnosed.
27 MAR Explain why cancer spreads to the lymph nodes.
28 MAR Describe what palliative care involves.
29 MAR Explain what an inherited cancer gene is.
30 MAR List three cancers that can be hereditary.