Table 5

Examples of ‘survivors’ and ‘battling’ associated with ‘cancer’ in contemporary English life and leisure genre

No.Extract from data
1But for the cancer survivors, it was the right day to voice their experience of battling the disease
2Welcomed him to the club of cancer survivors, people who have lived with it and who have beaten it
3I have been able to talk to so many cancer survivors
4I am one of four brothers who are prostate cancer survivors
5They are sleepovers with cancer survivors, underprivileged children
6kids come from all over to the Imus ranch. Some are cancer survivors, some are still battling cancer