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Poetry and Oncology
February 2017

17 Lines About Chemo

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Communication, University of South Florida, Tampa
JAMA Oncol. 2017;3(2):255. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2016.3645

All along there’s been a tumor
Distant friends and strangers can’t see my diagnosis.

It’s my secret to reveal
Until I lose my hair.

How do I respond to a child at church
Who says I look scary without eyebrows?

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