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Poetry and Oncology
April 28, 2022


Author Affiliations
  • 1Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York
JAMA Oncol. 2022;8(6):951. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2022.0156

There is new cancer
in your lungs. It has spread
from your blood
into your brain. You know this, yet
you still want to fight.
Who could blame you? Perhaps
no one has ever uttered the words
to you, in a way
that you could understand.

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