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I Am Losing a Friend to Cancer

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I have lost a good friend.she moved away by several states.she doesnt answer txt or emails.losing friends is a part of life.But it doesnt make the pain any less
    jtrain jtrain 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 6

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    I don't have many friends in life, because people keep leaving :(... I have resorted to not being myself and faking who I am to make friends because the real me according to people...
    Gaffa1234 Gaffa1234 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 2

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    Lol maybe bcz my friends alwaysssssss ignoring me and then sometimes there are like 'omdfgggg I missed you soooo much' And my rlyyyyyy good friend Is going out of my school and idk...
    Dopykiki Dopykiki 13-15, F Nov 3

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    No one sticks around long. You mention how great of friends we are...then you leave. Ive gotten used to it. So many relationships and friendships just..fade away..
    LadyFranco LadyFranco 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 12

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    I lost my father to stomach cancer when I was 14. He began to feel pain in his stomach about 1.5 years before his death. The pain strengthened form month to month. Unfortunately...
    alexalan alexalan 56-60, M a week ago

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    My child, Zach Laird died of glioblastoma multiforme at thirteen-years-old.  He had the most tender of hearts and waged his battle with incredible courage.  Within seven...
    danagoodman danagoodman 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 23

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    I was diagnosed in 1998 with Acute Lymphotic Leukemia. It hit me like a ton of bricks. I was 28, had my whole life ahead of me, or so i thought, I was making a lot of money, my...
    johnnystar4u johnnystar4u 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 2

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    Time has gone by and things sure do change . My dad has stage 5 cancer and is so sick . I can't even think of what life will be like when my daddy is gone . Hospice is in and he...
    Neroforlife Neroforlife 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    I lost my grandmother in 2012 due to lung cancer. I lost one of my best friends due to a brain tumour. Last year I lost another friend to skin cancer. When I was 15 And I've lost...
    mparker7789 mparker7789 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 7

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    My grampa died of cancer a few years ago and I hate how my family had to see him waste away. He died from pancreatic cancer, which is one of the more difficult cancers to detect. I...
    lechatnoirr lechatnoirr 22-25, F Oct 31

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    An excerpt from Chapter five of In the Cleft: Joy Comes in the Mourning (found on Amazon and Barnes and Noble) “Grandy’s arms ached and she felt stone cold and empty. There...
    danagoodman danagoodman 41-45, F Oct 23

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    I think I'm slowly losing one of my best friends and I don't know how to handle it. Recently she has been telling me that she never has a free day from work, but she is hanging out...
    livvie452 livvie452 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 13

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    Breastfeeding protects against breast cancer (especially premenopausal breast cancer) . Breastfeeding appears to lower the risk of both estrogen receptor-positive and estrogen...
    JaneLovesTarzan JaneLovesTarzan 56-60 3 Responses Nov 5

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    Cancer is a life taking evil that I hope one day is wiped out of humanity. My father has cancer he is 73 but is very very ill. But despite the odds he is alive. What an awful...
    riddlesmile riddlesmile 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 3

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    My grandfather died of cancer, my uncle died of cancer. My older cousin fought cancer and survived. Just found out my baby cousin who is only 6 years old has cancer, idk how to...
    marilynnrox marilynnrox 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 24

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    My son is coming up on his 5 year post treatment anniversary. I'm very happy to be at this stage but the fear never stops. Every cough, pain, etc I'm afraid the cancer is back...
    firefly4718 firefly4718 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 25

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    My Aunt just came out of remission again. It's a miracle she stayed in it for nine months, but still it's a blow knowing that the cancer is growing again. She has battled terminal...
    NerdRock87 NerdRock87 16-17, F Nov 2

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    When I was four and a half years old I lost my Mother to Sarcoma. According to cancer.net, this year, 5,470 females will be diagnosed sarcoma in the United States. About 2,190...
    katmcc katmcc 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I wish i was like her! she's outgoing, sociable, bubbly, open and she is never shy. she gets so much guys and she gets asked out a lot, she will literally go up to anyone and say...
    juliac123 juliac123 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I almost lost my father to cancer about 19 years ago. I am just thrilled he won the battle. Cancer really needs to be eliminated from existence. My heart goes to those who lost...
    Profweird Profweird 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 27

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    I was friends with him for two years. With him for a month. Lost my virginity to him halloween 2014. Broke up 48 hours after. People started spreading bullshit about us, made me...
    livelifefully73 livelifefully73 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 3

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    Reading about the personality of a Cancer has helped me tremendously in my life...realize how I am is normal for the cancer woman. Would be glad to talk to anyone who is...
    mmbvh mmbvh 41-45, F Nov 6

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    A little over a year ago she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and had been on radiation and chemotherapy. She fought a good fight but could no longer stay strong. It was very...
    starrynights2014 starrynights2014 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 8

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    My grandfather was diagnosed with colon cancer about a year ago. My father's side of the family has a history of alcoholism and when this bomb was dropped on them, they all...
    justanothersteph justanothersteph 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 14

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    I love my zodiac sign! I just love astrology in all. I've always been fascinated by the moon, and when I did research on the Cancer zodiac sign, I found that the moon is my ruling...
    2grunge4u 2grunge4u 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I had the best group of friends in high school. The kind that were more of a family than friends. The rare feeling kind of friends that were closer than most people ever are. We...
    Apc95 Apc95 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    Since I met my Internet Friends in person for the first time about two weeks ago, how could I not believe Internet friends are real? Let's face it: I had no friends when I was...
    kiyokichan kiyokichan 13-15, F Nov 1

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    not losing him but losing the shelter , the warmth, the joy of feeling the love and the care u get..its something about me ..the fear..I saw people's who I loved walked away..but I...
    denez denez 22-25, F Oct 25

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    My onslaught on cancer is summarized on my website www.winovercancer.net This has been an amazing journey till now. Till today, I have been ahead in the race and I am pretty much...
    ag007 ag007 22-25, M Oct 29

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    October is also LIVER CANCER awareness month... Not just breast cancer.
    KaylenG2121 KaylenG2121 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 30

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    last night my "Grandma" Passed away of stage 4 breast cancer and eye cancer......shes was suffering since September1, 2013. She passed away Nov1,2014 at 11:00pm...R.I.P.
    xxMusicisbaexx xxMusicisbaexx 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 2

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    I have cancer and its been hard dealing with it. I originally made ep to talk about it but some people have been really rude when I have told them. akaShaun made fun of me for...
    Sanariah Sanariah 18-21, M Nov 5

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    My dad.. I don't really don't get cancer.. I just wish daddy wasn't sick, it scares me that I know cancer can kill him and I just want him to not be sick anymore.. He sleeps a lot...
    Williamm001 Williamm001 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 8

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