Breast cancer survivor Lillie Shelburne wrote the following narrative poem in 2005:
“Breast Cancer Survivor”
In the fall of 2004, it was time for a mammogram, a yearly chore.
Our lives are so busy, we hardly find time — we rush in for the films, never looking behind.
We go right ahead full speed every day, but the telephone rings and we hear someone say,
“I’m calling today (her voice cheerful and bright) about your mammogram films — something’s just not quite right.