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I Am Losing a Friend to Cancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 21 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My ex-friends sucked. There were the little things. Just typical teenaged small problems that would roll off my back. I'd be the third-wheel whenever I was in a group with them...
    sabertigersab sabertigersab 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    But I also believe this friendship mostly has an expiration date. There will always come a moment when you'll grow apart. This can be because mutual interests disapear, or one of...
    Luckyguy1970 Luckyguy1970 41-45, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    CANCER MEN CAN GET REALLY CRABBY AND A LITTLE SELFISH WITH SEX!
    karma2015 karma2015 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    IM WITH A CANCER VERY COMPATIBLE BUT THERE ALL SOME FLAWS WITH THIS CANCER HE IS TO SHARING WITH HIS BUSINESS IM A VERY SECRETIVE SCORPIO AND HE IS ALSO NOT A LEADER WHEN I WANT...
    karma2015 karma2015 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    I love Cancer (the astrology sign) because you guys are caring and compassionate and most of all you guys have one hell of a sense of humor. You're both sensitive and sensitive...
    MrSpecify MrSpecify 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    In the U.S., breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer. It can occur in both men and women, but it is very rare in men. Each year there are about 23...
    BreastCancer75 BreastCancer75 36-40 11 hrs ago

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    I lost my papa roughly 10 years ago to pancreatic cancer. now all these years later I may loose my last grandpa to aggressive prostate cancer because he didn't get checked early...
    shadewolf7 shadewolf7 18-21, M 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    My dad had cancer and passed away six years, I dreamt I introduced him to my boy friend.. I was really upset when I woke up, I miss him.
    lao16 lao16 18-21, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I really do hate it more than anything . It's like cancer loves my family . My aunt passed away two months ago , she had ovarian cancer and lung cancer . but we discovered that...
    serla12 serla12 13-15, F 20 hrs ago

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    My mum passed away nearly five months ago with a rare form of ovarian cancer. I miss her like crazy, she wasn't only a mum she was my best friend, I don't know what to do with...
    labyrinthandinfinity labyrinthandinfinity 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Me and my boyfriend were inseparable. We truly were best friends for 4 years. He had a lot going on in his head though. Alot of things nagging at him from his brother and his aunts...
    hungryforchange hungryforchange 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    He was a friend from high school. I found out that he had it for a few months before he died. He was married and had children. The last time I saw him was the 10 year high school...
    Dreampoet Dreampoet 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    hodgkins lymphoma i was 21 and found out i had it since 15.I was in stage four the doctor said start treatment immediately.You can refuse but if you do make your funeral...
    Jazonx Jazonx 36-40 6 days ago

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    I'm scared to death and I just admitted tht to myself my grandpa, my best friend, had lung cancer and no matter how much I tell myself it'll be ok everything will turn out all...
    PrincessTiff1997 PrincessTiff1997 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I lost my daughter 2 years ago to cancer. She was ten I do things to honor and keep her spirit alive. I haven't had any dreams with her in them in a long long time. I don't ever...
    deleted deleted 26-30 a week ago

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    My best friend and I have been friends since we were in grade school and best friends since the start of junior high. We both agree that we're soul mates but in a friend form. We...
    iwishtobeunnamed iwishtobeunnamed 16-17, F Jul 20

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    When we had to go for her biopsy, I kept telling people that it was probably not cancer. It couldn't be. The doctor said it didn't look like cancer so I held on to that. I knew...
    Demonizer Demonizer 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I lost my virginity last friday night. i was out in town with my friends and hadn't been so drunk since my 18th birthday. i started chatting to a guy next thing i know I'm walking...
    travellover96 travellover96 18-21, F Jul 20

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    My birth mother just told me today she, had Stage 4 cancer. two states over my adoptive mother is 92, and recent blood work shows she is at high risk for multiple myeloma. I live...
    jennifr1966 jennifr1966 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    A week ago I had my appendix out with and appendectomy. Last Thursday, I was told I have cancer in my appendix. I was also told that it is a very very rare cancer. Of all colon...
    emoenjr emoenjr 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    It sucks when friends leave for one reason or another, weather it be a fight, a falling out, or just losing interest, it is never easy when friends leave. I have had some amazing...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F Jul 18

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    I have lost friends. now cancer has found its way into my family. I spent my vacation time this year by my mom's side. I know this is the last time I will see her alive. I love her...
    Serendipitydoda Serendipitydoda 36-40, M 4 Responses Jul 18

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    I wish cancer has cancer one day. It has taken enough lives already. When will it ever take itself??!
    Bearloveshoney Bearloveshoney 18-21 Jul 17

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    I should've known something was wrong with him. He was like a second dad to me after my uncle that I was very close with died of cancer. Not even a year after that happened he...
    Cowgirl6140 Cowgirl6140 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I am always waking up at 4 A.M.and reading posts like these out of desperation, so I figured I'd actually contribute. I'm a 21-year-old girl. I'm attractive, smart, sarcastic...
    cec75 cec75 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    Emotional, Moody....but, I think I'm pretty amazing ha ha....I do need friends and a social circle it seems I get very lonely blocking the world out but now and again I have to for...
    Fuzzybear79 Fuzzybear79 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    yes I hate cancer it away a lot of people I know including my. father. a brother uncle aunts cousin s and childhood friends and should have taken me too been in remission since...
    afterthedead afterthedead 56-60, M Jul 13

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    Imagine there's no cancer, It's easy if you try, No pain or suffering, Or waiting just to die. Imagine all the people, Living worry free, Without that ticking time bomb, That no...
    Yorkshirelad86 Yorkshirelad86 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    One of my closet friends is a guy. I've been friends with him since I was 12 years old. He was just 11 years old and new in town. He got on well with everyone at school and had...
    VolunteerMouse VolunteerMouse 22-25, F Jul 13

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    I lost my dad five years ago in December to Cancer. So please if anyone finds out they have Cancer have them check their treatment options. Don't delay because what may come sooner...
    rollercoaster97 rollercoaster97 41-45, F