Vol 17 (2010)

Managing Prostate Cancer in 2010 and Beyond: A Canadian Perspective


Cover Page

About the cover: A Journey into My Soul; Mixed Media Artwork by a Family Member, Friend or Caregiver

News breaks, my journey begins
Unlike other journeys I can find no map
Confused by networks of roads,
My destination is an unknown

Exhausted by the magnitude of my journey
I enter dark tunnels,
Blinded by the darkness,
The dim light of hope beckons me on.

Supported by those who love me
I feel strength of mind
Held hostage by a weak and trembling body
My eyes open to the essence of life.

My window to life is constrained and small
There is monotony to my view
New landscapes become medical centers
I fear what lies beyond each curve in the road ahead

Crisscrossing roads go in every direction
It is a bumpy road surfaced with many travelers
Stories of mirages, miracles and stark realities
Stories of journeys that end

After many months of unrelenting travel
The road still goes on forever
I recognize that this is an endless journey
This is a journey into my soul.

The mixed media artwork on the cover of this issue is entitled “A Journey Into My Soul” and was an entry by a Family Member, Friend or Caregiver in the 2008 Lilly Oncology On Canvas: Expressions of a Cancer Journey Art Competition and Exhibition.

Oncology On Canvas was created by Eli Lilly and Company as a way to honour the journeys people take when confronted with a cancer diagnosis. The program invited people diagnosed with any type of cancer, their families and friends, cancer advocates, healthcare providers, as well as artists and art students to express, through art and in narrative, their own cancer journeys.

All winners were awarded a monetary donation to the cancer charity of their choice.

The rich and enduring collection of art is travelling the world and continues to touch the hearts and minds of people everywhere.

Current Oncology is committed to the Canadian oncology community as well as oncology communities around the world. We are pleased to help raise awareness of this great program created by Lilly. Current Oncology will be selecting a new artwork for each cover from previous and upcoming competitions.