Breathing

Sandy Marcus
From: Beyond Cancer: an anthology of visual and written art (Barbara Brownstein, editor) Healing Arts Program at Cancer Lifeline, Seattle, Washington, 2002

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A winter's sun climbs
One hundred temple steps
I follow behind.

After chemo hour
My son buys nausea meds
And one fragrant rose.

Cloudbanks break open
Waves of yellow daffodils
My body dances toward light.

Underneath the scars
Wildflowers blossoming
Random happiness

Three stalks of bamboo
One candle burning softly
Slow deep breath of now.

Iridescent dawn
Poplar trees brushing skyline
My arms embrace life


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Active Breathing Coordinator Beneficial in RT for Left Breast CA

Jan 19, 2015 - For patients with left breast cancer, radiation therapy with the Active Breathing Coordinator can reduce the mean heart dose by 20 percent or more, while preserving local control, according to a study published in the January-February issue of Practical Radiation Oncology.



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