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Writing Through Cancer: The Legacy of Our Stories

by Sharon A. Bray, Ed.D.

 

Three months after his diagnosis, my father died of lung cancer.  Despite a lifelong addiction to cigarettes, a hacking cough that awakened us every morning, he dodged our pleas to see a doctor, and our attempts to help him break his habit.  He suspected, I’m certain, what the doctor might find.  By the time he sat down with an oncologist in 1992, he heard the verdict he feared most:   a death sentence.

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