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Poetry and Oncology
August 2015

The Oncologist’s Perspective: A Patient With Prostate Cancer

Author Affiliations
  • 1Cancer Research Unit, Clinical Trials Unit, Gibbet Hill Campus, University of Warwick, Coventry, England

Copyright 2015 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.

JAMA Oncol. 2015;1(5):691. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2015.1844

Another morning in this tower of mine,
Where walk the feeble, drugged and tired.
Another day to see to men,
Whose fathers and uncles here expired.

The fifteen-meter walk he takes
Must seem to him a country mile,
With pain and shortness of breath he makes
The clinic door, his face a smile.