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I Am Losing a Friend to Cancer

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 26-30 1 Response Apr 3, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I made like 2 new friends a few weeks ago, and they all pretty much left me. Something bad happened to one of them, (she never told me what it was) and she had to delete her...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    Oh i hate losing you i cannot live
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've lost quite a few friends recently, two of which are my best. I feel like the friends I have im drifting with or I'm different from anyway, and it's getting me down. I feel...
    minmins07 minmins07 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    One day I prayed to god and ask him to remove all my enemies from my life and I slowly started losing friends 😩✌
    HerTrapQueen HerTrapQueen 16-17, F Mar 7

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    When I was 12 my mom found out she had breast cancer. This came shortly after her getting sober. My sister was away at collage, so it was just my mom and me. I had to spend a lot...
    Queenofhearts23 Queenofhearts23 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    "I have cancer" and "you have cancer" are the most nerve wracking statements I think exist. A little over a year ago, I went to the doctor for a totally unrelated issue, he saw an...
    WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    My father was diagnosed with non-small cell lung carcinoma about 2 months ago. He is in stage 3B. He started a combination of chemo and radiation this week. He now has a pleural...
    nvragain1024 nvragain1024 31-35, F Mar 14

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    i am very lonely because i am losing facebook friends that i thought that liked me. as i told you last week about Facebook i had posted about a certain person too much and i...
    db174 db174 31-35, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    It infiltrates our lives silently and then explodes into a vicious monster plunging us into a world of pain fear and uncertainty.. It seems to be every where now, every day I hear...
    Hun1 Hun1 51-55, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've been on this site for almost ten years now.My name has changed from time to time but my friendships on here have lasted and evolved.I like to make a shout out to Drea85. She's...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 12

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    Starting way back when, I was a very chubby child and my friends at the Vaal dam would always bully me and call me names like "Hippo" that went on for a couple of years until I...
    Robsbubbles Robsbubbles 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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    on the 13th of August last year my life changed I found out my dad had cancer again, he had had it before but survived after having 3 quarters of his left lung removed he had been...
    kimmy24 kimmy24 22-25, F Mar 18

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    It's been awhile EP friends!! About a month ago I posted on my weight loss and currently still maintaining the same weight. I had chicken pox a month ago too and was off track. I...
    courtsley courtsley 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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    My best friend died of pancreatic cancer almost two years ago. Her smoking, love of Pepsi and sugared coffee all contributed to her death at 61. For some of you, that may sound...
    olagram olagram 51-55, F Mar 9

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    Hey friends. I wanted to let u know i wont be on here too much for a while. My cancer spread and i cant see or hear on the left side and the right side isnt far behind. I love...
    sweetcandycane99 sweetcandycane99 26-30, F 8 Responses Mar 15

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    I have a best/GOOD friend who is dying of cancer :-(
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M Mar 15

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    Well, hate is a strong word, and quite inappropriate I may add. I don't HATE that I am losing my friend. I am happy that my friend is going to bigger better places, however I will...
    orchidspetals orchidspetals 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    My wife has cancer. It went into remission about a year ago but now it's back and worse than ever.
    unanymous1 unanymous1 46-50, M Mar 15

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    It's been God and all thanks to the RSO, it is exactly one year now since my cancer has been cured and no other sign of cancer till date. All thanks to Dr max And RSO that help me...
    marijuanaoil170 marijuanaoil170 46-50 6 days ago

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    Wow. I'm honestly amazed at how many of you there are... When I was 13 I lost my father to stage 4 esophageal cancer which eventually spread to the lungs. I have to say that the...
    kpipitone kpipitone 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    On March 23rd, mama died in my arms after a devastating battle with cancer. Now, myself (nineteen), Chantal (twenty) and grandpa (ninety-two) are left to figure out everything from...
    kayygordon kayygordon 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    When I say friend, I mean friend as in: Actual conversing with each other, not just adding someone for the sake of self-enjoyment. On the internet, that's basically all I get, just...
    Lunakicker Lunakicker 22-25, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    just stay there and fix those you feel nothing for until you screw it up and kill someone . You will not see you unless someone is a lost cause. And when you are losing him, you...
    Theaudienceofdeath Theaudienceofdeath 70+, F 6 Responses Mar 1

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    My birthday is in November so I mean this in a different sense. I believe that humans in general are a cancer of sorts, consuming everything in order to continue developing...
    tmalachi tmalachi 18-21, M Mar 3

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