Hello all. I'm trying to describe a situation when a woman is dying of cancer. Is it correct to say cancer made her smile "faint"? What do you think about this? She was bedridden at the hospital in the final days. The hours dragged. Cancer had made her sweet smile faint. It reminded her that her smile can't last forever, that all her smiles will have become meaningless soon. It will all end. She wanted to go to Jon Bon Jovi's concert but knew it would never happen. Her estranged son called her one time but it was really awkward. How would you express what cancer does to a person? Do you think smile is a cliche?