Short Story: Woman suffering from terminal cancer meets weird guy who has a topiary in his isolated home that is the size of a large oa

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"Slow Sculpture" by Theodore Sturgeon.

An embittered scientific genius cures a woman that shows up at his doorstep of breast cancer.

The fictional cancer treatment makes it sf.

It ends

..."I had a crazy kind of image. Do you think two sick twisted trees ever made bonsai out of one another?"

"What's your name?" he asked her.

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