What Does a Woman with Breast Cancer Look Like?
by Ernestine Nicholson
She may be young
She may be old
We’re all the same, I’ve been told
She may be tall
She may be small
She may be a wife, daughter, and mother
But to her family, there is no other
She may have freckles
She may have a face that is black or white
She may have a face that is quite a sight
She has her fears and has many tears
Well, I guess she looks like me
From the outside
No one can tell
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Ernestine Nicholson is a breast cancer survivor and retired nurse living in Inman, SC.
This article was originally published in Coping® with Cancer magazine, November/December 2010.