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Posts by Ria Patel

Survivor, Immature Teratoma of the Right Ovary

Exploring Death Anxiety in Cancer Survivorship

by Ria Patel May 2, 2024

April 27th, 2020 is the day I will remember forever, as it is the day that I died. Looking back, I can only see my own naivety. The wide-eyed, hopeful version of myself. I never saw her again after that and I never will, but I can still see glimpses of her in the mirror.


Dear Cancer, Keep Your Distance

by Ria Patel June 2, 2023

Hey Cancer,
I can see you looking at me.
Stay back, across the street, stay steady.
It’s been two years.

I still feel you crawling under my skin
after kicking you out of me.