Due to the sensitive nature of some of the patient outcomes, we recommend that you play the game in its entirety before introducing Oncology to your students, and determine that it’s appropriate for their needs. We also recommend impressing upon students the serious nature of a cancer diagnosis, and the need for doctors to communicate with patients in a compassionate, helpful manner.

Though the lesson plan below focuses only the Cancer movie, you might also find that the Body Scans, Radioactivity, and Smoking movie topics are helpful in building students’ background knowledge and helping them understand the situations they will encounter during game play.