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I Am Losing a Friend to Cancer

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    Great Man Dying Young

    A close friend of my fathers has recently been told there is nothing more that the doctors can do for him. He has been fighting cancer for more than a year and a half. He has been through chemotherapy multiple times, has had had multiple surgeries and has been in and out of the...
    charliew charliew 36-40, M May 17, 2011

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    Life Truly Sucks....

    Being born into a family with Lynch Syndrome, I have now lost 2 brothers, a sister and my dad to cancer.  My mother passed away too from non-cancer related illnesses.  For years I have been trying to come to terms with these losses in my life.... Last month I found out that one...
    bethf65 bethf65 46-50 Jul 12, 2011

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    My Best Friend Is Dyeing Of Lung Cancer

    My best friend is dyeing of lung cancer she is terminal and was told she has 3 to 10 months to live.This is very hard for me.
    southern34 southern34 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2011

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    I Have To Be The Strong One

    My best friend beat cervical cancer in 2010. It was a miraculous recovery that the doctors couldn't explain, although I know it was divine intervention. Sometime in late 2011 my friend was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma. She went into remission in 2012 and was doing okay...
    GettingBetter2013 GettingBetter2013 22-25 1 Response Apr 3, 2013

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    It's Everywhere...

    I lost my best friend from childhood to breast cancer in September, and I took another really good friend who had a mastectomy a year ago to an appointment with her oncologist two weeks ago where she was told that her cancer had metastasized to her bones, and was considered stage...
    VTMarkus VTMarkus 46-50, M Dec 13, 2012

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    Cancer Sucks.

    My very dear friend has cancer, she's been very ill lately. She can barely sit up, and anything she eats, comes right back up. She told me she thinks this is the end. That the next time she goes to the hospital, she's not coming back. She has 13% of one kidney left  working...
    Desmanicole Desmanicole 13-15, F Aug 17, 2009

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    My Friend

    My best friend that I have know since I was 4 and who I grew up with was diagnosed with cancer roughly 2 years ago. She had been having back pain for a couple years and had been to the doctor multiple times, and was always told to go home and take some painkillers. One day it got...
    izzy88 izzy88 22-25 2 Responses Nov 11, 2011

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    Tonight I Just Lost My Friend

    Tonight on my way home from running the children around.  I get a text letting me know that my friend has just lost his battle with cancer.  I have nothing.  I am just surfing the web to look for something profound to say to his wife and child and I find your group...
    pestela pestela 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 27, 2010

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    Many Cancer Losses Buy Yet I Still Cry

    my friend Amy has cancer she was told that in 10 days she would die. I remember when we met at 15 she said at 20 she was going to have a kid and we both did but my child died of cancer and her child is three and happy but not for long I will miss my dear Amy
    lianawolf lianawolf 22-25, F Feb 19, 2013

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    Stage 4 Brain Cancer

    The doctors said we need to start preparing for reality... but I just can't. My boyfriend is 17, turning 18 in December. He was diagnosed with stage 4 terminal brain cancer last Christmas. I can't let myself believe he will......I can't.... I just want to love him, the very best...
    Comatose2 Comatose2 16-17 1 Response Nov 27, 2012

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    I Thought He'd Be Okay

    Throughout my life, I haven't had a lot of truly precious friends. There is only a small handful of people I would go to if I really need to talk, or just be near. And now, one of my precious friends, is dying. Two years ago, my friend was taken from Japan on an emergency...
    MockingMay MockingMay 18-21, F Jan 9, 2013

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    Hate This

    I am loosing my boyfriends mum to pancreatic cancer she is like my second mum. I need someone to talk to who is going through the same situation
    courtlee courtlee 16-17, F Sep 17, 2012

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    Terminally Ill Friend

    I just found out my close friend is dying. He has bowel and liver cancer there is nothing they can do
    Bonkers53 Bonkers53 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 18, 2013

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    This past summer I've really lost my best friend. She's been hanging out with a mutual friend of ours because she works with her. She now talks like her and is always with her, it...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I asked god to protect me from my enemies and then I started losing friends.
    Faithlovee Faithlovee 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    So the last couple of years have been the worst of my life so far and I have noticed that even when I try and connect with people and be positive and joke, I'm still losing friends...
    PantheraTigrisDD PantheraTigrisDD 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    All my life, Ive been alone. My father killed himself while I was a child, causing my mom into a depression. I was alone at night. Never comforted, never feeling loved or wanted. I...
    JustPlainScared JustPlainScared 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It started with a little pain on my left knee. I didn't worry at first, because I am a basketball player and runner and I thought that the pain was caused by all the impact. Then...
    thephillip thephillip 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    When I hear this word now, CANCER, it makes me cringe and I typing it in big leaders cause it as such an impact on the one who gets it and to the family and friends of that love...
    onlytrusthim onlytrusthim 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 26

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    i have 16 year old, i lost my mommy in december last year because of cancer....i am as strong as i could..but the time passes and it doesn t get better...it feels worse...i don t...
    Dzzzd Dzzzd 16-17, F Aug 2

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    My husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer (stage 4), 18 months ago. It has been so hard to watch the love of my life slowly dying over these past months. He is fighting for his...
    Catnipp Catnipp 46-50, F Jul 25

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    I'm terrified my mom is going to get a check-up at the doctors soon and I'm just so scared that she's gonna be diagnosed with cancer I've been crying for about 20 minutes now...
    oOMissDiorOo oOMissDiorOo 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    I'm a Capricorn. I met my Cancer friend at my church. She gave a talk about a retreat and then after she was at a table for sign-ups and my mom and I went over and she signed me up...
    hazellmo0n hazellmo0n 18-21, F Jul 28

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    My mother died of breast cancer when I was five years old. It was almost 50 years ago and I still fill with sadness when I think about losing her. I was severely depressed as...
    ddcaa ddcaa 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 31

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    Mummy. Withering away. There is less of her every time I see her. Both physically and in personality. Apparently they have tried everything, but each time the cancer spread...
    Heellover Heellover 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    Matthew926y3ym8 Matthew926y3ym8 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    It all started 9 weeks ago well about it- It was on a sports day and we just finished versing the other school ( they won) and my teacher and our group were sitting down waiting...
    baconismycat baconismycat 13-15, F 7 Responses Jul 27

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    She died because of cancer. I don't know what kind of cancer it is. She died last January 25, 2014 and today (August 4, 2014) is her 24th birthday... I really missed her. :( She's...
    smjuap21 smjuap21 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 3

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    If you read my list of 100 things about me, you saw I mentioned a person that is the second most important person in my life's development. When I was 10, I befriended a person in...
    AtheistsForJesus AtheistsForJesus 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    Its been almost a year since i lost my mum to cancer and i miss her so much. I was only a few years old when my mum was first diagnosed with primary cervical cancer and as i was...
    smem smem 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Since my last story, there was a glimmer of hope. A new chemotherapy. Unfortunately it made her really sick and miserable. Now she's on morphine for the pain, because the cancer is...
    Heellover Heellover 36-40, M 4 Responses Jul 24

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    Last year two friends and I decided to shave or heads to show that "bald is beautiful" to cancer patients. We all three had long hair, but we went through with it. Many of our...
    mckenziegibson mckenziegibson 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    A childhood friend of mine who is currently living in Japan has been successfully battling cancer for about two years now, but she sent me a message today that the cancer has...
    MrsApple MrsApple 26-30, F Aug 9

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    Yesterday I posted some things about how a friend of mine was mad at me and and ignoring me because he sent me a message and I didn't see it until 2 hours later. He was mad that I...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Got the news this morning. One of my childhood friends passed from cancer last night. RIP my friend
    avf24 avf24 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    My family has a history of diseases, especially cancer. These diseases were what left my mother and her siblings orphans at young ages. I knew that one of my grandparents was...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 16-17 Jul 30

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    My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer about two days ago. I thought we caught it early, but today on top of having two lumps in her breast they found another one. The doctor says...
    boomkimchaloy boomkimchaloy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I was am 14 at the moment and a few months ago I was at a stage with a girl I loved dearly and still love where we had been "talking dirty" for a while and exchanging pictures with...
    Teyh606 Teyh606 13-15, M Jul 22

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    When I was 8 my grandfather died of pancreatic cancer. It's been 5 years and I still miss him everyday. When I was little he used to watch me all the time while my grandma was at...
    Swagaliciousk Swagaliciousk 13-15, F Aug 7

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    I was born July 20th, 1994. I turned 20 a few days ago and I had a blast! I went to an amusement park with a friend. I've noticed that a lot of my fellow cancerians are sprinters...
    XxTinyBearxX XxTinyBearxX 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    Im 14 and the guy i lost my virginity to is 16. I'm going to be a freshman in high school and he's a junior. We knew each other for about a month through a mutual friend who got us...
    abzry abzry 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I just got back from thee doctors and I am packing and going to head to the hospital now, I went in because of head aches that got worse and worse along with my health, I have...
    laurendq25 laurendq25 22-25, F 17 Responses Aug 4

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    A friend had breast cancer in 2000 then had reconstruction to a d cup she was a d before that and was contemplating going to an E cup
    lepore lepore 18-21, F Aug 7

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    I lost my best friend, and grandmother, to cancer 4 years ago on christmas eve.She was always happy and smiling, and laughing.,You could not leave her house without first having a...
    Anth9012 Anth9012 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    When I was 7 years old, my Dad died of cancer. The year after, I became more and more antisocial and quiet, thinking that "I wouldn't be like this if Daddy was still alive". I...
    cassandrasavel cassandrasavel 13-15, F a week ago

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    Well tonight I just picked up night quil, Advil CCF PM and unison... Perhaps this time it will do the trick... No one really knows what it feels like to be alone, abused and...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 25

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    I have had a scare with the thought of cancer. I had a very large thyroid, with small tumors on the left side. I went for a biopsy and the doctor called me a week later to tell me...
    kristy31415 kristy31415 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    My gf has cancer most likely she won't make it but I'm hoping she will were in a long distance relation ship close to the second year both of us 16 and we can't really meet and if...
    hatglovesocks hatglovesocks 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 28

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