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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    i'm always the quiet one. i never know what to say. i can feel my friendship with many people sleeping away because i dont talk very often and that hurts.. i'm losing them because...
    catsrule5678 catsrule5678 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

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    Hi I go by Fruitypunch on here.I would like to share a personal experience and somethings that seem to keep happening to me.Lately I have been trying to cope.The real reason I am...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 2 Responses May 7

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    Seriously, I wish I had more close girl friends to just chat with and to just have a few laughs with. As I grow older I just keep losing friends, idk if it's something with me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses May 3

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    My husband has his appointment with the neurologist tomorrow. He has been seeing a few different doctors but now that has seizures are happening more and more often he has an...
    Fullofsunshine Fullofsunshine 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Freshman year of high school. He was my school mate and neighbor directly behind me. I literally never talked to him before and one day he just took notice of me, at least that's...
    Livcoxox Livcoxox 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Some people tell me it's a bad thing, but I don't really think that way. I'm 6ft tall and currently weight 69kg, which is 152lb. Throughout my childhood, I was chubby (but it wasn...
    delusi0nal delusi0nal 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    “A flip of the coin” is the phrase that ran through my head as I sat in the doctor’s office on Friday. As a kid, there was that one guy in my class who could flip a quarter...
    katzlaw katzlaw 36-40, F 4 Responses May 9

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    So I have a friend we've know each other since we were little but we've never been great friends but is never let anything happen to her. She's recently been extra bitchy to...
    AwquardTallGirl AwquardTallGirl 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Years ago, a friend of mine and I disconnected permanently due to something that her family member did to me. She took their "side," and so the friendship ended. I just found out...
    wickedtornado wickedtornado 36-40, F 1 Response May 15

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    In May 2013 it was discovered that my mom had stage 4 ovarian cancer. Hearing this news devastated everyone. It killed me because I was thousands of mile away from them.She was...
    Dandelionsblowinginthewind Dandelionsblowinginthewind 41-45, F May 4

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    I believe that those of us who have lost someone to cancer should stick together. We understand each other. We share the pain, anger, sadness, disbelief. I believe that we can help...
    unpredictableprediction unpredictableprediction 22-25, F 1 Response May 11

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    My mother died of Cancer almost three weeks ago. She beat breast cancer twice and got colon cancer and died within eight months. Even though she been sick I still never fully...
    Jamieb516 Jamieb516 31-35, F 3 Responses May 16

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    When I was a year old, I was diagnosed with acute leukaemia. When I was 2, they cleared me and I finally got to be a normal kid. I don't really remember tho. But when I was 4, I...
    ZacS11 ZacS11 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Last Tuesday (5 May 2015) I lost another Aunt to cancer. She is the 5th person to die of cancer in my family during my lifetime. Cancer sucks. That's all my family has died from...
    CodeyL CodeyL 18-21, M 3 Responses May 10

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    This post is coming something that I wish I didn't have more than one experience in. When I was a kid I lost my father to cancer after about 15 months from his diagnosis. After...
    Imnotreelyhere Imnotreelyhere 31-35, M Apr 29

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    In july 23 2011 my father was diagnosed with lung and liver cancer. He was smoker. He was always in and out of that hospital. that year. The last day that we went out it was the...
    copenhagenkyle copenhagenkyle 18-21, M Apr 25

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    My friends mom, and my good friend, just recently passed away of brain cancer. I still can't believe that she's gone. I pass her contact in my phone, and my stomach drops that I...
    imsoclassic imsoclassic 16-17, F Apr 28

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    I lost my mum to lung cancer the very same day that my first child was born. After throwing myself wholly into being a mother and wife, I have never grieved for her. My son was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 4

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    Really sad this last weekend. A really good friend lost his battle with cancer and has left his family and friends way too early
    nunos nunos 51-55, M 9 Responses a week ago

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    All my life I had family backstab me and lie to me. I get friends who turn out to not be my friends. When I finally get a friend I end up moving. Same thing when I meet a girl I...
    HERO132 HERO132 22-25, M Apr 28

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    I'm losing my best friend to the attention of someone else. It honestly used to be me and her against the whole world now its just me alone while she gets other friends and does...
    lonelydancergirl lonelydancergirl 22-25, F 3 Responses May 6

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    So...today i'm going to get result of cervical cancer again in two hours. To all of the people who fights with cervical cancer and cancer...I wish things is going well..and wish...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 26

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    Tocotrienols are among the strongest combatants against cancer. Tocotrienols are the second form of Vitamin E (the first being Tocopherols). They are claimed by research studies to...
    ResidentGoddessAstraea ResidentGoddessAstraea 18-21 2 Responses May 2

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    I got a call late last night from my little bro.He told Me that they had found a brain tumor on My Mother.It was late at night so I waited until today to call Her.Seems they found...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 11 Responses May 6

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    He was only 7. I was his 11 year old neighbor. He had neuroblastoma and was in a coma for a long time. I remember two hours before he was taken off of life support I went across...
    kbmusical kbmusical 18-21, F May 13

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    Last Thursday, at where I volunteer there's a lad who's dad had lung cancer for a year and he got a phone call saying he had to go home as his dad wasn't well. I went in yesterday...
    LFCno1 LFCno1 22-25, M 1 Response May 15

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    my online family barely has time to speak to me, i lost my gf, I'm losing my bestest friend and most of my online friends don't have much time to talk, i won't be able to survive...
    MariKun MariKun 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am worried that I could be losing a friend and I have so few. And I fear if I bring it up to them they will brush it off and tell me I am imagining it. Yet despite sharing my...
    shutterbg35 shutterbg35 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    When I was younger, I had this childhood friend named Wyatt...she was my first crush...my first kiss and she was diagnosed with cancer...and today is the anniversary of the last...
    PiloSympathy PiloSympathy 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Ok so ever since me and my ex best friend haven't been friends anymore (about 3 months?)) I've had about 3 dreams (that I can remember) about her. We've been best friends since 7th...
    Astraeah Astraeah 16-17, F