Breast cancer- a brave admission in art form

Breast cancer- a brave admission in art form (poem- a tercet)


I saw this picture in the pexel collection,
I admire her bravery in admission
against femininely- accepted definition.

The pose seems to be for art-form
many would think it was not so warm
to be received as a new norm.

Mastectomees-by-choice will not frown
at the new level, she has taken taboo to,
for they will approve, too, privately with their open gowns.

happy asian woman with scars after breast removal
Breast cancer- a brave admission (Photo by Michelle Leman on


I made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy. I started with the breasts, as my risk of breast cancer is higher than my risk of ovarian cancer, and the surgery is more complex.- Angelina Jolie

Published by Chen S. P. @ TPTan

Serena Chen @TPTan, Master degree in nursing (Monash) . Serena teaches local and overseas nurses in a stomaltherapy program. She had presented papers internationally. Serena is a member of the ‘Golden Key International Society (Monash). She was an editor of a mental health bulletin and she enjoys pottery works, cartoons, painting and poems. She shares insightful experiences about being a carer for people with mental illness and cancer in this defining society.

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