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I Am Losing a Friend to Cancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 18 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Hi ep users....so recently i just found out a devastating news that i have testicular cancer ._. I made a new account so i could post this anonymously and just get some feedback...
    JustWantAChoice JustWantAChoice 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 11

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    And I try not to hate anything. I lost a childhood friend to cancer, a women I knew since I was a teenager fought & won against cancer, & my father has had cancer 2 times & beat...
    Stickwithmebabe Stickwithmebabe 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    My dad has stage 4 liver/lung cancer. He just went into hospice care. He's a great man. A wonderful father. I can't believe I'm losing him so soon. He's 72. Not fair
    hazeleyedangel68 hazeleyedangel68 46-50, F Nov 23

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    It has been so many years (decades) now but the consequences of losing my only brother to Leukemia has never been fully settled.I was the only child for 6 years until he was born...
    BloviatingBuffoon BloviatingBuffoon 70+, F 9 Responses Dec 10

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    PLEASE PASS ON TO EVERYONE!!!! Miracle Drink : Carrot, Beet Root and Apple This MIRACLE DRINK has been circulating for a long time long ago. It is worth your while...
    Shallowaters Shallowaters 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 24

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    Cancer is a water sign symbolized by the crab. Those born under Cancer will exhibit personality traits ranging from sweetness and loyalty to petulance and resentment. It takes a...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    Colon cancer is when abnormal tissue or tumors form in the largest part of the intestine. This part of the intestine is called the colon. Some scientists group colon cancer and...
    jack69506 jack69506 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    I've been reading some of these experiences with something about not being able to remember yourself before the diagnosis, but I can't seem to forget it or stop comparing it to...
    tiaa26 tiaa26 16-17, F Nov 28

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    For the last couple years I watched my father fight thru cancer and the doctor told me this will be his last Christmas but I didn't let that phase me till I watched my best friend...
    chris0478 chris0478 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    This month, the month of December, have been a very depressing month for me and my heart. The pain keeps on coming every single damn day. I find it hard to hide the pain away...
    prxtxcxl prxtxcxl 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    It is the first time that the death of someone i barely know has been having some effect on me.. My friend's aunty died of cancer on friday 28th Nov. She struggled for 4 years...
    bharkha bharkha 22-25, F Nov 30

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    Anyone can find out that the cannabinoids of marijuana can cause cancer. Aside from that, I want to blame it for the strange emotional behavior from someone that is in contact with...
    WarmGoldenHeart WarmGoldenHeart 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    By love I don't mean guys or anything...and I don't mean losing people to death. But I am afraid of losing my friends and family, that they will stop caring about me or I will do...
    prznaroosak prznaroosak 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    O k so I survived it. but no one realizes all the damage that is done to a young man when he gets cancer in his prime of life. I was 28, I was doing awesome with my job, I had a...
    johnnystar4u johnnystar4u 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    So when I diagnosed with cancer, I was dating a girl and when she found out I had cancer she broke up with me because she said she couldn't and wouldn't deal with a man who had...
    johnnystar4u johnnystar4u 41-45, M Dec 2

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    This applies to all of my loved ones. and, no, I don't mean the fear of abandonment but the fear of losing any of my loved ones to death. It haunts me, especially the thought of...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F Dec 3

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    I have heard the words, "f#€% you" more times than I could ever count. I have had those words said to me many, many times, and thought nothing of it. Today my best friend and I...
    sturmgewher44 sturmgewher44 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    i am a *****.....my friends luv me a lot.... am not trying to understand them or being funny with them.....Am so afraid that if I lose my friendship bcoz of my own faults.... bcoz...
    polu26 polu26 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I found someone different than most guys i've met online .. I thought he was just like them , but its funny how i realized that his not , when its all over . I regret doing...
    PinkLipstick00 PinkLipstick00 18-21, F Nov 23

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    I am so depressed 10 weeks ago my husband went to the doctor with hip pain they thought he had bursitis and gave him an injection, a week later he was no better. He was then sent...
    maggiemaemore maggiemaemore 66-70, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    I have had a horrible year of cancer scares. Firstly, my father had a major operation on his prostate after scans showed cancerous tumours. It rocked our family as my dad is our...
    bdonk1 bdonk1 22-25, M Nov 30

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    Ok maybe I'm being a little dramatic but I'm not really losing him he's just moving away.... I met my friend about a year and a half ago and we just clicked instantly. I must say I...
    Edzo808 Edzo808 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    I had a friend and she was the coolest person ever. One day she told me she had cancer :'( I started crying. One day she goes to school she's loosing hair from the right side if...
    dimmples dimmples 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 10

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    I lost my dad and a good friend to cancer
    Doctor124 Doctor124 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 10

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    I'm worried because I've had some terrible symptoms of what I think could be brain cancer, or something else seriously wrong. I don't know what to do. My doctor is an a** and my...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    So proud of this man. Cancer took him far too soon, but his former employer, family, and lifelong friends will never forget the impact of his life. https://www.facebook.com/video...
    MommaBella MommaBella 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My Mom has cancer. But I don't know what kind it is. I've been mad and sad. Like I didnt think she had cancer when she told me. But she showed me her medicine and she has cancer. I...
    belongtoLyann belongtoLyann 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I lost my Grandmother to bone cancer 12 years ago. I was very young back then, but I remembered how much she suffered with it. Then a few years ago it was my Auntie/Godmother I...
    WingsOfTheDawn WingsOfTheDawn 26-30, F Nov 22

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    it seems that as I get older it's harder for me to connect with people, make new friends, get into relationships.. I'm starting to feel like I'm losing touch with humanity
    Daxiongmao87 Daxiongmao87 22-25 1 Response Nov 24

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    Just got a call from my wife, my mother in law has just been diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time in the same breast!! Last one was around 10 years ago. My wife...
    scrimshaw scrimshaw 41-45, M 6 Responses Dec 1

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    In 2010 when I was 21 I was diagnosed with a rare ovarian cancer. I'm now cancer free. This experience has taught me a lot about people and my self. I'm still quite anxious about...
    heatherdreamsofchange heatherdreamsofchange 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    Just recently, August 2014, my dad passed away of cancer. Im only 15 and i have no clue how im getting through this rough time. Its still so surreal to me and i really dont think...
    missaimy missaimy 13-15, F Dec 3

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    So the HIV is evolving into a less deadly form. And also it's help to prevent the cancer cells to spread. ~Hmm.. Maybe this virus soon turned to be the cured for the cancer.
    Abnegation Abnegation 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 4

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    So the HIV is evolving into a less deadly form. And also it's help to prevent the cancer cells to spread. ~Hmm.. Maybe this virus soon turned to be the cured for the cancer.
    Abnegation Abnegation 16-17, M Dec 4