Words & digital photographs by Alysa Cummings
The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
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Oncolink Poet-in-residence and breast cancer survivor Alysa Cummings believes in the healing power of writing and photography. But especially pictures of flowers. In her latest piece, she shares some favorites from her summer garden and tries to explain her choice of subject matter.
Flowers are not pharmaceuticals.
Flowers are not ports or picc lines.
pale pink gerbera daisy
Flowers don't need
sentinel node biopsies.
buds closed tight -
squinting eyes in the bright sun
Flowers are never
delicate dancing yellow iris petals
Flowers are rarely if ever
purple and pink wings
Flowers warm my heart.
Flowers fill my senses,
crowding summer's rich color scheme
into my camera lens.
Year after year, flowers heal me -
margins clear and always clean.
Words & digital photographs by Alysa CummingsImprima English
Jun 17, 2010 - Having type 2 diabetes is associated with an increased risk of several types of cancer, and the increased risk may be due to shared risk factors, though more research is needed to definitively answer many ongoing questions, according to a consensus report released by the American Diabetes Association and the American Cancer Society and published online June 16 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.