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The Cancer's Metastasized

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Highlight the simile Hosseini uses in chapter 12 ​to describe the gravity of Baba’s disease.

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​The doctor, white-bearded and perfectly bald, pulled me out of the room. 'I want to go over your father's CAT scans with you,' he said. He put the films up on a viewing box in the hallway and pointed with the eraser end of his pencil to the pictures of Baba's cancer, like a cop showing mug shots of the killer to the victim's family. Baba's brain on those pictures looked like cross sections of a big walnut, riddled with tennis ball-shaped gray things. 'As you can see, the cancer's metastasized,' he said.