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I Am Losing a Friend to Cancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 18 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25 1 Response Apr 3, 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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    I have a great bf and family, but I'm loosing friends! People I thought were friends have just used me, and really close friends have gotten into relationships, and don't talk to...
    BMG47 BMG47 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 24

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    2 and a half years ago I was dumped by a male friend, who I would consider the best friend I’ve ever had. We connected on every level and I had never emotionally been as close to...
    iwannaLIVE iwannaLIVE 22-25, F Oct 15

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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 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Good friends are one in a million. I'm talking about those soulful people who will tell you the truth so you can grow and they let you do the same. They will support and want the...
    itspirit itspirit 36-40, F 10 hrs ago

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    june 29 cancer! woot woot!
    alicia0090 alicia0090 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I have recently learned that best friend's dad is dying of brain and lung cancer. He has been sick on and off for a couple years but they never really knew what was wrong with him...
    RubyTuesday413 RubyTuesday413 16-17, F Sep 25

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    I met my BF 7 yrs ago. During our friendship i noticed that her daughter was very demanding of her mother's time. Many people have found that it is really disrespectful to them...
    Dragonlady2 Dragonlady2 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    My sister had cancer when I was younger, Got diagnosed with being one of those people with a poor immune system(couldnt go out side, could be touched) There is a thing call camp...
    LLAMAAAA LLAMAAAA 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    I lost my father at the end of 2006, 4½ years after my mother. They had both started smoking during WWII (nobody knew about the dangers back then). Dad managed to quit but mum...
    Dodger30y2k Dodger30y2k 51-55, M Oct 6

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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 1 day ago

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    Cancer killed both of my grandmas (Leukemia and Lung Cancer), both of my great grandmas (Throat Cancer and Brain Cancer), my teacher (Lung Cancer), several family friends and their...
    blondevanillaspice blondevanillaspice 13-15, F Oct 5

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    I have a wish that Cancer will be beaten in my life time so that no one will ever have to go through. Hatred Stress Anger Pain all the other emotions you feel when you or someone...
    JonnyBurrows10 JonnyBurrows10 18-21, M a week ago

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    It's breast Cancer awareness Month! A friend of my son has just been diagnosed with breast cancer...she's only 23 yrs old...cancer has no age limit :( Every woman needs to take...
    Angelkins Angelkins 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 6

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    I met Martin on ep last year.. He wanted to die.. He was very very down.. I still have contact with him everyday even if he left EP.. Martin is now 54.. A long time ago, he got...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 41-45, F 2 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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    I tried grieving her and moving on. I don't think there's any such thing as "moving on". She will always be here. She's the yellow in the sunset, the smile on her brother, the hole...
    crankandburn crankandburn 18-21, F Oct 4

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    My story is my uncle died when I was six and died 6/6/06 and died of heart failure. My grandpa is diagnosed with cancer 3 years later I am actually eight at the time so I was...
    dancerwithheart dancerwithheart 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    I just can't believe it's happening so quickly...they diagnosed her just months ago and she's gotten worse by the day. She could go in a few months, she could go in a year, we don...
    sinsoftheflesh sinsoftheflesh 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I hate cancer, I just wish they'd either have something that will always cure it, or it never even existed. I'm probably going to get cancer, it runs in my family, my grandpa from...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    Let me first start by saying that I never will regret doing what I need to do to care for the people I love with all of my heart and soul. I know what I am doing and it breaks me...
    ilmj123 ilmj123 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    my best friend is currently battling cancer and I'm the only one that knows.... it's stage 3 and developing on top of that my other best friend has an inoperable brain tumor that...
    xoxogossipgirl7 xoxogossipgirl7 13-15, F Sep 24

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    My friend and I used to be extremely close, but then we began to have feelings for each other. One friend told me she has a crush on me so I decided to tell her I have a crush on...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Oct 7

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    My best friend has cancer and it SUCKS! I do not want him to be sick or hurt. He just got married and has a baby on the way and this should be the best time of his life. He...
    nikolasmom nikolasmom 36-40 1 Response Oct 7

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    When Hannah died, I felt my world shake. Hannah came up to me in second grade, handed me an apple slice, and asked to be my friend. I never thought how much that one moment would...
    Lostneedsfound Lostneedsfound 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    It will be a gear ago in December that I lost one of my very good friends due to cancer. I sang at her funeral and the song still brings tears to my eyes. I am so lost without her...
    momoshep142 momoshep142 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    It will be a gear ago in December that I lost one of my very good friends due to cancer. I sang at her funeral and the song still brings tears to my eyes. I am so lost without her...
    momoshep142 momoshep142 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    June 26, and a proud Cancer. Theres a lot of aspects of being a cancer that used to.effect me negatevitly but I was able to use this to my advantage. I absolutely love being a...
    njflyer njflyer 26-30, M 4 Responses Sep 30

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    My aunt has claimed to have had cancer all through my life and my family did not believe her and told me she was lieing. She currently has stage four Breast cancer and only a year...
    dreaminghope dreaminghope 22-25, F Oct 4

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    My best friend is the only person I have. I love her more than anything in the whole world. She just started dating our other friend, and I think I might be jealous of him. I don't...
    dickdurk dickdurk 16-17, F Oct 4

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    So... Hi. This is my story. For the past three years, the man who was my fiancée and whom I have found to be my soulmate (do not be mean just because we might have been young...
    veryoldtree veryoldtree 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    My best friend is a firefighter and I am beyond scared of losing him.. That EVERYTIME the pager goes off, I say a silent prayer
    missmorgan3400 missmorgan3400 18-21, F Oct 7

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    Well we recently found out that my father inlaw has cancer. He underwent a operation Saturday to remove the cancer and doctor has found that it has spread, so now he as to start...
    Ashy0328 Ashy0328 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    My two uncles had cancer, one of them died last year of brain cancer, and the other has chronic leukemia.
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    My dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2009. At the time, I was 12 years old in grade 7. I had no idea what was going on until 2-3 months later. My dad was loosing a lot of...
    lauranicole1818 lauranicole1818 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer one month ago. The mass on my ovary was discovered through cat scan in the ER because I had symptoms of appendicitis. on Labor Day weekend I had...
    Lmm14 Lmm14 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 3

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