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I Am Losing a Friend to Cancer

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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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    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...
    VTMarkus VTMarkus 46-50, M Dec 13, 2012

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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...
    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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    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...
    lianawolf lianawolf 22-25, F Feb 19, 2013

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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...
    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...
    GettingBetter2013 GettingBetter2013 22-25 1 Response Apr 3, 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...
    izzy88 izzy88 22-25 2 Responses Nov 11, 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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    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...
    pestela pestela 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 27, 2010

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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...
    Comatose2 Comatose2 16-17 1 Response Nov 27, 2012

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    I was a freshmen in Highschool at the time. I had a really good friend, she always smiled when she saw me. She just was never upset when I was around. Keep in mind I was just...
    Shauntreece Shauntreece 16-17, F Apr 1

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    I remember my first best friend in 4th grade. He introduced me to one of my favorite animes and at the end of the school year he moved away. I've met people growing up and at some...
    RadicalEd4 RadicalEd4 22-25, M Mar 23

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    4 days ago I lost my father to multiple myeloma, a vicious cancer that attacks the white blood cells and bone marrow. I am currently 14 and my dad was my role model. He was my...
    idnar13 idnar13 13-15, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Do you want to make a new friend? I would love to build more friendships - if this is something that is important to you too, please read on before you reply: 1. I do not and will...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    My Story . . . The one I've been needing, so bad, to tell. Now is my chance. My dad died October 16th, 2012 at 12:10am. He was diagnosed with Lymphoma (cancer in the lymph nodes...
    iLucky iLucky 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    For me it is "...Friends That Died" and many relatives, plus my dad. The first 2 friends died from a drunk driver when I was 7. Another passed away from brain cancer, and the...
    MrCorcks MrCorcks 31-35, M 8 hrs ago

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    My girlfriend and I have been exclusive for six months now. Not saying that we have a particular problem, but things just feel weird. When we started dating she was pretty clingy...
    skatesa207 skatesa207 26-30, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Three years ago my grandmother was diagnosed with lung cancer. I didn't really know what to feel at that moment. I just figured that she would power through it and come out winning...
    Angelmarie14 Angelmarie14 18-21, F Mar 23

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    My best friend Ashe knew I liked a guy named Jo for almost a year I loved him so much and I always talked about him even when I moved to a different town. She invited him over so I...
    NonexistantSoul NonexistantSoul 16-17, F 14 hrs ago

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    I'm afraid of losing my father , not least because he is family, but also because I did not want to lose it all , I love my dad , but I love my mom too, both are the best we have...
    ferrer95 ferrer95 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I have done a lot for cancer and awareness. I will not feel bad because I will not participate. I am perfectly comfortable without makeup, and those photos can easily be found on...
    sylviaturner sylviaturner 26-30, F Mar 18

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    It sort of tilts the axis of your world when you get the news. I dunno why I always try to be so brave in the office. Yeah, ok. Sure. I understand. What I wanted to say was...
    odditblue odditblue 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    Have you ever felt different? Like your current so called "friends" don't really understand you? Like the fact that you had Cancer? And you don't want their pity? My name is Chad...
    MannedOrbRex MannedOrbRex 18-21, M Mar 26

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    No disease scares anyone much more than a diagnosis of most cancers. You will find several sorts of scarce flu as well as meningitis that you'll have considered, but most cancers...
    Ryan5050yvs2 Ryan5050yvs2 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Among the scariest items about most cancers is always that it could distribute and turn into infinitely harder to combat the for a longer time is continues to be untreated. But as...
    Joshua7271bvu2 Joshua7271bvu2 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My mum has stage 3 lung cancer, which means its spread to her bones. She hid it from us until now. She made up every excuse to go to the doctor. Shes only 36. Shes being moved to a...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M Mar 25

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    I guess to understand the full depth of my story, it's best to start at the very beginning It all started when I turned 7. Up until that age, I has a great family. My mom and dad...
    heartsofgold22 heartsofgold22 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I didn't just find out- but it just keeps getting worse... We found out my dad has colon cancer 2 days before thanksgiving in 12. Had surgery and removed 90% of his large...
    everything143 everything143 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    AATHREYAARBEEKAY AATHREYAARBEEKAY 36-40, M Apr 2

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    Cancer is defined as the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body, which are also called malignant cells. "What's hurting my mom?", I remember asking my dad. "Cancer", he...
    DarkWanderer16 DarkWanderer16 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My mother is amazing! Her sister ( my auntie) was diagnosed with a brain tumour and it was awful my family has already been struggling. It was tough on everyone especially her...
    Luce13579 Luce13579 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    A 2 time survivor. I am fair skinned and susceptible to skin cancer. As a golfer, that's a big concern. I have had friends with minor skin lesions which were easily taken care of...
    lakeluver lakeluver 66-70, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Less that am month ago my old friend and bandmate, Bruce died of cancer. He lasted less than eight months. We're having a memorial jam for him tomorrow. He played with a ton of...
    guitardave guitardave 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I am 27, I lost my father to lung cancer 3 weeks ago he was 67, i feel so sad and alone and i feel that there's nothing to live for anymore. what breaks my heart more is that i...
    DadysGirl DadysGirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    My mum was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It's been about a month now. It was very sudden. Just one day when I came home and she was not home, I called her and she told me she...
    sadboi sadboi 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    Hey everyone, I hope your day is going well. I can't imagine what any of you have been through. I've never lost anyone close to me and for that I am lucky. My grandfather died of...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I hate cancer, it's a horrible horrible disease- and it's common in my family, my grandma died from breast cancer, my father had a very rare tumour in his back that almost killed...
    AllyLogan AllyLogan 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    On March 21st at 11:37 pm MST 2014, my sister lost her battle with cancer. I have decided to take a bit of leave from Experience Project and my friends. I will need to take this...
    newtonpark newtonpark 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    He told me like 2 months ago. My dad has stomach cancer. He is 45 years old and I am the middle child, 15 years old. I go to boarding school so its bad enough I cant see him. I'm...
    elbisivni elbisivni 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I've had ear problems and hearing problems pretty much my whole life, but lately they seem to be escalating more and more. Before someone tells me to go see an ENT/doctor- I...
    NaturallyPeculiar NaturallyPeculiar 18-21, F Mar 18

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    I am a paranoid person when it comes to health, that's probably why I am scared of doctors and hospitals so much! So, you could imagine how paranoid I could be about cancer, it is...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F Mar 22

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    I don't have cancer myself, but I know there are several types of cancer, and also many people fighting cancer. However, there is a large number of people who are unsuccessful in...
    ConcealedWildheart ConcealedWildheart 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Last month I lost my Mum to cancer. She was my best friend and now I just feel lost without her. In the last couple of weeks of her life I spent every waking moment with her...
    bf17 bf17 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    On April 4, 2014 I lost my wife of 25 years to Lung Cancer. I miss her very much. She was my best friend and companion. I have done a lot of crying and more crying.
    vazquezj vazquezj 51-55, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I just found out an hour ago that my life long best friend was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. We are 32 years old. She's always been super healthy... no vices, exercises a lot...
    sapphirenight sapphirenight 31-35 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 13-15, F Mar 23

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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 13-15, F Mar 23

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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 13-15, F Mar 23

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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 13-15, F Mar 23