Diary of a journey to a faraway galaxy

Andrea Ferrari, Laura Veneroni, Anna Romani, Elena Pagani Bagliacca, Paola Gaggiotti, Matteo Silva, Stefano Signoroni, Maura Massimino

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This article describes a brief account written by a girl treated with chemotherapy and surgery for an ovarian germ cell tumor. The brief novel was conceived in the context of the Youth Project of Milan, dedicated to helping adolescent and young adult cancer patients socialize and express themselves through group activities that focus on art and creativity. It describes the scenery of a new galaxy and is replete with images and metaphors that recall the experience of receiving anticancer treatment, touching on emotional themes including desire, isolation, fear, and hope.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)NP32-NP34
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2019


  • Adolescents
  • art
  • cancer
  • creative writing
  • patient’s voice
  • Youth Project

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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