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Poetry

Ode to My Friend
PoetryBreast Cancer
At first, Maureen Dever-Bumba, a triple-negative breast cancer survivor, was wary of having her port removed, in case she would need it again. After its removal, Maureen wrote this poem honoring her emotions of saying goodbye to her trusted, lifesaving port.
I Got Screened
PoetryCancer Screening
Vianela Ramery’s poem celebrates her 12-year experience as a patient navigator helping to coordinate cancer screenings for patients and acting as their support system.
A Navigator’s Day
PoetryFrom Your Navigator
Breast cancer patient navigator Lisa Spencer knows that what she says to her patients can affect their lives. She wrote this poem honoring the importance of carefully choosing her words as a patient navigator.
CAN-C-ER (Can-You-See-Her)
Poetry
A thoughtful poem by Di Stuppy, who was diagnosed with stage II ductal carcinoma at age 45.
Emotional Rollercoaster of Cancer
Poetry
In this heartfelt poem, Priya Kalra writes about riding the challenging waves of emotions after being diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2017.
The Big “C”
Poetry
The poem by Faye Harvin, who was diagnosed with HER2-positive breast cancer called ductal carcinoma in situ, illuminates the all-consuming aspects of a familiar, but surprising, “C” word.
The Body I Need
Art TherapyPoetry
Sharon Chappell expresses her experience with breast cancer through typography, art, and poetry.
 It Affects Us All
Poetry
Dr. Amir Steinberg uses poetry to deal with his cancer diagnosis and the cancer experiences of other family members.
Cancer in Spring
Poetry
Paula Moore illuminates the cancer experience with a powerful metaphor of a raspberry patch infested by weeds.
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