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Cancer Care Chronicles
August 4, 2022

A Lived Experience of Breast Cancer as a Scholar of Intersectionality

Author Affiliations
  • 1Johns Hopkins University, Under Armour Breast Health Innovation Center, The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baltimore, Maryland
JAMA Oncol. 2022;8(10):1396-1397. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2022.2838

Each woman responds to the crisis that breast cancer brings to her life out of a whole pattern, which is the design of who she is and how her life has been lived. The weave of her every day existence is the training ground for how she handles crisis... For some women, in a valiant effort not to be seen as merely victims, this means an insistence that no such feelings exist and that nothing much has occurred. For some women it means the warrior’s painstaking examination of yet another weapon, unwanted but useful.1(p7)

Audre Lorde
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