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I Am Losing a Friend to Cancer

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I can't stand myself right now. I think I should have more self-control. So me and my friend were talking. I told him how I used sunscreen. Then he would be telling me how bad...
    HeatherQuackers HeatherQuackers 13-15, F Jul 4

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    My best friend for ages is also friends with a girl who is turning her into a you know what. I can't handle it anymore. I can't look at her without wanting to cry. She knows who I...
    soccerlife7 soccerlife7 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    Since my last story, there was a glimmer of hope. A new chemotherapy. Unfortunately it made her really sick and miserable. Now she's on morphine for the pain, because the cancer is...
    Heellover Heellover 36-40, M 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I figure I need an outlet, somewhere to post my thoughts and not have anyone judge me so here i go!: Since i was younger i had very little friends, very few. I really usually only...
    dragonheartss dragonheartss 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    It started with a little pain on my left knee. I didn't worry at first, because I am a basketball player and runner and I thought that the pain was caused by all the impact. Then...
    thephillip thephillip 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Cancer is a terrible thing. From losing my Grandfather and my Aunt. My grandfather had liver cancer and passed away not long ago, maybe a couple months. I miss him. He means so...
    Kaylamarie9413 Kaylamarie9413 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Over the last 12 months,3 of my close friends have been diagnosed with cancer.then a few months back my mum also got told she has bone cancer to which there is nothing they can do...
    murgy murgy 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 3

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    My best friend is 14 (15 in 3 weeks) and she found out she has brain cancer. She has been having seizers for the past wee while and the doctors didn't know what was causing them so...
    Anoel13 Anoel13 13-15, F Jul 8

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    I’m feeling really horrible at the moment so prepare yourself for a rather depressing story. I just really need to write to my heart’s content right now, so I’m sorry if it...
    thatgirlwithapen thatgirlwithapen 22-25, F Jul 13

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    I've always supported breast cancer awareness but now I have breast cancer. I'm staying really positive and have a lot of support from friends and family. The treatment is hell and...
    here444you here444you 41-45, F Jul 13

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    So back in 2006 my mother ended up getting ill. She wasn't feeling and refused to go to the doctors. You see mom was a very stubborn woman and I'm pretty sure I get that from her...
    LifeOfaMarineGirlfriend20 LifeOfaMarineGirlfriend20 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Last summer was the last time I saw him full of life and healthy. That September he was diagnosed with a rare, genetic but not hereditary cancer. Nobody in the friend group knew...
    kalleyboe kalleyboe 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Sitting at the table with my mother alone eating different meals. She says "I have some bad news" I said "like always" She said "this is a different kind of bad news" I...
    SaraSunshinePeaceLover SaraSunshinePeaceLover 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Last year two friends and I decided to shave or heads to show that "bald is beautiful" to cancer patients. We all three had long hair, but we went through with it. Many of our...
    mckenziegibson mckenziegibson 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I was born with a brain cancer called medualloblatoma . At around three old I had the cancer removed followed by chemotherapy . Later the cancer came back . The doctors did full...
    ballboy24 ballboy24 18-21, M Jun 24

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    My best friend and I have been friends for 7+ years. We've been to hell and back, we've been each other support systems through thick and thin I was even there we she had her baby...
    SophieBabe20 SophieBabe20 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I had cancer when I was 3 years old I have cancer because my parents smoke and I have cancer from that lung cancer and Herat cancer I can't breathe much any more
    painfulwedgiegirl painfulwedgiegirl 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm Losing Two Once-Close Friends. I had two friends, both of them girls, with whom I was once close (they probably didn't even know each other). So the first girl, I'll call her...
    FR3DR1CKA FR3DR1CKA 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    For 8 years my mom's had stage 4 breast cancer, she's had both breasts removed, her lymph nodes taken out, and of course had her beautiful hair taken away. She went through a...
    0ct0pus 0ct0pus 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    This stupid illness has claimed way too many people I loved and cared about, including my mother and best friend. I have a close friend struggling with a rare form of it, that will...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 10 Responses Jul 2

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    The main reason i have an account on ep was because i need someone to talk to.reality's a *****.people that you meet and you face to everyday doesn't seem to give a **** on you...
    urbanmellow urbanmellow 22-25, F Jul 10

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    I also lost my husband to cancer and am having a really hard time ... We were together for 23 years .and best friends...we traveled the world and never apart. I feel like half of...
    WorldofWidowHood WorldofWidowHood 66-70, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    My name is Wendy Brimm , i am from Vegas here in united state, i wish to tell you all, how i find a doctor that cure me from SKIN CANCER WITH HERBAL CANNABIS OIL, i had cancer...
    wandybrim wandybrim 51-55, F Jul 15

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    For the past 8 years of my 'life' I have suffered with severe anxiety and depression. They say it's meant to get better, but every day just gets harder. I'm almost starting to feel...
    36chambers86 36chambers86 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I was am 14 at the moment and a few months ago I was at a stage with a girl I loved dearly and still love where we had been "talking dirty" for a while and exchanging pictures with...
    Teyh606 Teyh606 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    I feel like the cancer sign is the Hufflepuff of all the other signs. My boyfriend is a Leo and when the people in my class asked him what sign he is he said "Leo" and then there...
    Cagedbird2 Cagedbird2 16-17, F Jun 27

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    My sister in law has cancer. It is stage 3 brain cancer and she is 24. The life span after diagnosis, with treatment, is 18 months. We are at about 6 months. The doctors gave her 6...
    Marie090 Marie090 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    My aunt has cancer and she's in surgery right now don't know what's gonna happen but I'm scared she's been another mother to me. When I found out she has cancer I cried cause she...
    allencam05 allencam05 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    My best life long friend. Advanced non small cell stage 4 lung cancer.
    Kayparker56 Kayparker56 56-60, F Jun 24

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    Today is the birthday of my friend Tina who passed away 2 years ago because of cancer. She would be turning 14. I remember holding her hand at the hospital...and I miss her so much...
    Justagirllivinglife1 Justagirllivinglife1 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I lost mama and I so miss her. I still love her a lot, and it's hard to go on without her. Sometimes it's terrible. I don't believe cancer killed her, her time in this worldly word...
    Meryaz Meryaz 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I was born July 20th, 1994. I turned 20 a few days ago and I had a blast! I went to an amusement park with a friend. I've noticed that a lot of my fellow cancerians are sprinters...
    XxTinyBearxX XxTinyBearxX 18-21, F 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    FINALLY seeing results: My Transformation Story-- I have been having a very hard time losing weight since I decided I was TOO out of shape about a year ago. I had just ended a...
    redbeard83 redbeard83 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    I recently had a seizer that has made me go into hospital it turns out that I have brain cancer... And I'm gonna be going through a lot for a couple of months wow this sucks god...
    baconismycat baconismycat 13-15, F 8 Responses Jun 26

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    My mom told me today she needs chemo. She's 37 and just had all of her lady parts taken out because of a large tumor. It was the size of a small baby. So now she's not only going...
    mattihope mattihope 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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