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A Piece of My Mind
June 4, 2008

Waging Peace in the War on Cancer

Author Affiliations

A Piece of My Mind Section Editor: Roxanne K. Young, Associate Editor.

JAMA. 2008;299(21):2483. doi:10.1001/jama.299.21.2483

My dear friend Bonnie is dying of cancer, and living in peace.

She is eagerly awaiting news about her grandchildren, not about her laboratory results.

She is focused on the daily routines of her loved ones, not on a clinic schedule.

She is planning for a child's birthday, not for a treatment regimen.

She is living in joy of every day, not in fear of the next sign.

She is pursuing what she loves, not the enemy in her bones.