Blood Cancer

Acquired Aplastic Anemia

An autoimmune, 
Bone marrow failure syndrome,
Untreated, life lost.

Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Dry tap bone marrow,
Mutation, methylation,
Solution - BM transplant.

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Ph chromosome, 
Blood cell proliferation,
Glivec is the hope.

Haiku (Unrhymed Japanese poetry form, with 5/7/5 syllables per line)

Written by Dr. Vandana Sharma

Vandana Sharma is a researcher and earned her PhD degree under the guidance of Professor Tulika Seth, from All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi. Poetry writing is her hobby. Her poems have appeared in various poetry journals and magazines like Harvests of New Millennium, Sky Island Journal, Rewrite Sunlight
Anthology, The Ashvamegh International Journal & Literary magazine, VerbalArt.
Her poems can be read at: https://doctorvandanasharma.blogspot.com/

Illustrations by Dr. Jyotirekha Das

Jyotirekha Das (@sci_jyo) is a Ph.D. graduate from the National Institute of Technology, Calicut. Her passion for writing and art has inspired her to transit from academia and pursue a career in Scientific Communication. She enjoys traveling to new places, learning about their cultures and scientific breakthroughs, and communicating most effectively.

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