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I Have a Family Member With Cancer

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    Ughhhhh..... My brother is a year

    and a half older than me. I consider him my twin, he has recently beaten cancer. I wish it was me that had gotten it though.... It sucks so much to see him go through all of this.
    frozenbugs frozenbugs 13-15, F Mar 15

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    Husband With Cancer

    My husband was diagnosed with cancer last year and since then he has had surgery, radiotherapy for six weeks, three months of chemotherapy (which was not effective) and now he is having hormone therapy as a last attempt to try and cure his cancer. He is not very old in his mid...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 24, 2012

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    This Isnt Fair!!

    I just got home finally for spring break and was all excited to have a great time with my family. Nothing could get me down. As I was driving back from college, my little cousin started texting me from my mom's phone. she had fallen down ice skating and hit her knee pretty hard...
    joanofarc303 joanofarc303 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 11, 2011

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    Now My Uncle...

    He lives in Seattle and I just started having a relationship with him finally. Now he has cancer. He says his prognosis is good and he hopes for a recovery. But my aunt died of cancer right before New Years, Dec. 29, 2008. She battled it for 20 years; passed the 5 year mark...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 7, 2013

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    My Grandfather

    Years if smoking caught up to him and he's still in the hospital recovering from a surgery to remove most of his affected lung. I last saw him on Easter and am anxious to head home after my last exam this week and see him again.
    NoEh NoEh 22-25 Apr 27, 2011

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    For All You Guys

    This is for all you guys, who have a family member with cancer... I've been there, unfortunately, my mom and my grandma didn't make it, my other grandma and grandpa neither But my uncle did, so as my cousin I'm writing this to tell you two things First, enjoy ALL the time with...
    norigonsen norigonsen 13-15 1 Response Jan 19, 2012

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    Cancer... The World's Most Fearful Word

    Two and a half yrs ago, my grandma was diagnosed with breast cancer. Since she was very religious, she refused to get treatment. Now, all of the cancer spread in her body, and now there's 1 cm of it in her brain. You'd expect me to be crying about this but no, in fact, I'm...
    tinkerbellhey tinkerbellhey 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2012

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    Five months ago, my father was diagnosed with

    Leukemia. The doctor told him that if he hadn't come into the hospital then we would had lost him within 38 days. My father has always been the strongest person I've known but now he needs help to simply get out of bed because his body is too weak because of all the meds and...
    Untamablespark Untamablespark 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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    Multi Myeloma

    I just found out a couple weeks ago that my mom has a type of cancer called multi myeloma. It is a type of bone cancer and I want to say it had to do with something in her blood. The cancer was found on the lumbar region(lower) spine, close to her tailbone. Another area that was...
    MysticBrunette MysticBrunette 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 5, 2008

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    My Dad

    My Dad found out about 2yrs. ago that he has prostate cancer. Since he doesn't like or trust doctors he found that he has had the cancer for about 10yrs. Feb. 1st '09 he drove himself to the hospital and hasn't been able to walk since. The radiation treatment stop the...
    squid4u squid4u 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 9, 2009

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    I'M Losing My Husband. ..... To Cancer. I'M A Mother Of 4

    I am struggling wit my inner selfishness. I am mad at him for getting sick & I feel like I'm being abandoned. All alone and left behind ..a soon to be widow. .and 4 kids to raise by myself. I don't know how to cope other than with anger. I need some help trying to face what's...
    Lynlans Lynlans 36-40 1 Response Jan 29, 2013

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    persononinternet persononinternet 16-17, M Jan 11

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    My Big Brother

    A few weeks ago, my only big brother called and said..."Sis, I only have about 4 months to live, they found cancer in my liver"....As he spoke calmly, I fell apart....he is my only family left, beside one aunt, that knows our history....of us as children. He has always been there...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble 56-60, F 7 Responses May 17, 2012

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    Little Brother Has Cancer

    Yesterday, I found out that my 18 year old brother has cancer. And it was some of the hardest news ever. He is the youngest in our family of 9 kids. And too young to deal with this. He had a big bubble on the back of his neck that was bleeding some some my mom took him to the er...
    simon0645 simon0645 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 4, 2009

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    My Mother

    In 2008 my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer...she bravery went in and got surgery done. In a matter of weeks she bounced right back to her old self. I was impressed...one of the reasons was she still had a lot of coordination, on the side she had surgery on. A few...
    Sperious Sperious 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 15, 2013

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    It's Not Fair

    My mom has been a two time cancer survivor now. She had cancer years ago before she had me, her youngest daughter. Now the doctor has come back and said she sees something on her liver and spinal cord that may be that her long gone breast cancer has now spread elsewhere. I...
    MeteorShower MeteorShower 16-17, F Oct 14, 2013

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    Will there ever be a year

    where this disease doesn't impact someone I love. My mother in law who has triple negative breast cancer. Was given an all clear in December just weeks after radiation ended. And now today finds out the same cancer has returned. She was looking forward to living life to the...
    NothinginmyWAY NothinginmyWAY 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 23

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    My Aunt...

    My mom called me yesterday to let me know that my aunt has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. She and her husband are two of the most insanely healthy people I know. She's never smoked, she eats grilled tofu, she skis and does tai chi. And now, she's found out that if she...
    loveboat7 loveboat7 18-21 1 Response Jul 25, 2008

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    My aunt is dying of cancer.

    She has gotten treatment many times now. She has been cancer free twice now but it keeps coming back. She had two removed off her brain. Now she doesnt remember anybody and needs to rely on everyone to take care of her. My cousin says that she acts like a baby. She finally went...
    momof3grls2014 momof3grls2014 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    I Am Scared To Loose My Mum

    Since I was really young, my mother has been sick. Sadly that's all I really know, and I always knew that it the end was going to come, I just never knew when. When she got better, it was like a weight was lifted off my shoulders, but it was very short lived. She fell sick again...
    mischabear mischabear 18-21, F Nov 11, 2013

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    My aunt has terminal bone cancer.

    The Dr. said she might live a week - two weeks tops. There is no christmas miracle for her.
    Impregme Impregme 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2013

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    Got the best news today.

    .. My 21 yr old niece is in remission.... She kicked cancer's ***!!!! My wish is that everyone that reads this will also be telling a similar story... Keep positive & stay strong!
    margai margai 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    My Mom

    My mom just got her results back and talked to her doctor today and she has breast cancer. On the 19th they are going to check to see if it spread anywhere else. I know someone that battled cancer and survived but its not the same when it's a family member that you love. My...
    datdudeblack datdudeblack 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 6, 2013

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    My Poem To God Asking For Him To Let My Grandad Live.

    I fly up to hevin with a pocket of love in side. Asking god to let you live. Ask angels to fly around my grandads bed side. Making him feel better. Holley god please i wish him to be better. Please be better. God please make my grandad be bbetter.
    2012blueboy 2012blueboy 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 23, 2012

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    Melanoma

    It's been 5 years since my sister started fighting this melanoma. The doctor said last week that 5 years was "good enough". What is it supposed to mean? She's the nicest person in my family. I hate to tell, but I sometimes think that I would like to see others have this ****. She...
    Chupsy Chupsy 22-25, F 1 Response May 23, 2011

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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 took care of me when I left home and had nowhere to go, she opened her doors to me until I get on my feet. She's been very influential and...
    allencam05 allencam05 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    My grandmother has cancer.

    I'm in denial most of the times, but when I get the time to think about it, I feel so scared. I am an optimist, but I wonder if i should be optimistic about it. I have never lost someone I care about, and she is so special to me. I am really scared for her that I wish I had it...
    wishfullthoughts wishfullthoughts 18-21, F Mar 6

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    Storm

    That is the first time I have written my brother's name since being told how critical he is. He has cancer of the liver....well he has no liver now, it is only a tumor in him. He is home for the last of his days here. Surrounded my loving family, his wife of 32 years and two...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble 56-60, F 3 Responses Aug 17, 2012

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    My Aunt Is Dying

    So like two years ago my aunt got the news from the Docter that she has cancer That it's a agressive type of cancer and that she has less than five years to live later the doctor said he mixed up the files of a patient with the same last name Ad that her cancer was curable so...
    AZNlooNaticMurdeReR AZNlooNaticMurdeReR 22-25 Jun 28, 2013

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    Life's Not Fair.

    One morning, I woke up to find my mother gone. Her car wasn't parked in the driveway, either. I asked my brother, and he said, "She went to see Grandma Kay." I wanted to go. I couldn't believe she left without me. After all she lived very far away so I only saw her twice a year...
    lilley910 lilley910 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 7, 2012

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    Just found out today my mother has cancer.

    She went in for a real bad tooth and they found more than a bad tooth. She has it on the roof of her mouth off to the side. She will be going through PET scans, CT scans, and has to go to an ENT. Heard three different treatments depending on the severity. One in particular I...
    Here4u72 Here4u72 41-45, M 5 Responses Mar 5

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    Papa

    Tomorrow might be the last day I get to spend with my father. It's all happened so fast. My dad thought he had a peptic ulcer. He went into hospital to do some tests on Thursday. Friday we found out he has colon cancer, and stomach cancer. We didn't know how bad it was though...
    EmilyFitch EmilyFitch 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 15, 2012

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    We found out today that my father is in

    remission from his Leukemia. Last time he was in remission, he had 1 percent blast cells but now he has 4 percent. (Under 5 is considered in remission.) My father needs to have a bone marrow transplant before he relapses (which can be within three weeks since he has a mutated...
    Untamablespark Untamablespark 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    :(

    well i wish i wasnt in this group, but i am so i guess i deal and hope for the best in sucha crappy situation
    Nic00l Nic00l 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2012

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    My Big Sister

    My big sister is 42. She was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer 2 weeks ago. The Dr. knows its already in the bone, but hats about all they can tell her. They have sent samples to different pathologists, but because this form of cancer is so rare, no one knows what it is. As...
    honeydewmom honeydewmom 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2012

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    Family In Hospital

    mums in hospital atm kinda worried about the future feeling like tommorrow is gonna bring another surprise..... i feel like uncertainty is around every corner its mental i dont know anything.... i think its the worst part everything is up in the air part of me would like...
    diagram diagram 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 3, 2013

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    Just Now...

    received the terrible news that my grandmother is in the hospital with a possible cancer. We still do not know where the cancer is....A family member who is with her in the hospital just called to tell the news. Me and my mom cannot go over and visit her as we'd like to because...
    TheemopandaX TheemopandaX 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16, 2013

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    My Mom Was Just Diagnosed.....

    and all i keep feeling is why do i have to be the one laid with all the responsibilities of taking care of her. i feel like such an ungrateful, terrible excuse for a daughter. its not like im the only daughter she has but just cause im unemployed and my sister has two kids, job...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 20, 2013

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    My Granddad Is Dying

    He has bladder cancer. He is 80. He went through Chemotherapy with no success. They want to stick tubes into his kidneys to drain urine and remove his bladder but the doctors dont know if he is a suitable candidate for surgery yet. He is getting thinner every time I see him. He...
    divorcingincanada divorcingincanada 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 7, 2012

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    Why ?

    In my family I have seen it happen various times My father had the strength to survive Cancer But still never fully recovered , My aunty is currently suffering and the cancer has manifested in her Brain And Yesterday I've got the news that my close friend has kidney Cancer...
    AZNlooNaticMurdeReR AZNlooNaticMurdeReR 22-25 Sep 17, 2013

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    My dad got bowl cancer 😩 don't know how to

    react, I just went into defense mode went out the yard and linked my mates.. Just blazed one zoot.. And tried to forget about what I just found out. I feel lost I don't know what to do. Mind is spinning.
    Sukhii Sukhii 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Melanoma For Beginners

    UPDATE: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 I'd planned to stay at my home instead of flying in to see my family in central Canada, but a few weeks ago my siter-in-law called and requested that I come for Christmas. Radiation therapy continues, but as we all know that isn't very helpful...
    lefthand67 lefthand67 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 9, 2010

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    Today is my niece's last day of Chemo.

    I couldn't be prouder of having such a strong and courageous goddaughter. She looks so beautiful in her peach fuzz hair holding "Last Chemo 7/10/14" sign with the biggest broadest smile ever! Life is a miracle.. Live it to the fullest everyday and spread love!!
    margai margai 41-45, F Jul 10

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    Related Experiences

    I have a lot of family members that grind my gears. Most of them being relatives that I am not familiar with. They usually end up questioning you and picking on you. Eugh...
    DamoiseauDynavolt DamoiseauDynavolt 16-17, M Jul 6

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    My family and I don't get along ever since i posted a Facebook status they thought involved them when the actual truth was, it had nothing to do with them whatsoever. Ever since my...
    Xcinderella Xcinderella 16-17, F Jul 11

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    I try to have a close relationship with my mom and sister but they never want to talk. My sister doesn't keep any secrets I tell her neither does my mom. I want to have a close...
    lonelygypsy lonelygypsy 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer (stage 4), 18 months ago. It has been so hard to watch the love of my life slowly dying over these past months. He is fighting for his...
    Catnipp Catnipp 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    My 22 year old sister was diagnosed with type 3 colon cancer at the beginning of April 2014, she is so beautiful and it is the hardest thing in the world for me to watch her...
    Laserbeam18 Laserbeam18 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Well, its my wifes family. They're ok , just, I have NOTHING in common with them. Whenever there is a get-together I feel SO out of place. One sis-in-law and her husband are very...
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My older sister has it and I hate that she has it, because it ruined our relationship or the relationship we could have had. Now I have to be the one to take care of her and go out...
    DanishfromTheMiddleEast DanishfromTheMiddleEast 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    My cousin. He's actually pretty fun to be around. We tell jokes and he never stops laughing. Like ever. I told him a joke in 2006. He still remembers it. It's still funny tho. I...
    adav218 adav218 13-15, M Jul 1

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    How can anyone love alcohol more than life? Refused help and chose beer. I feel he's being selfish. He has had his wake up call twice. I tried to help him for 8 years. I give up.
    Lovesthebeach Lovesthebeach 56-60, F 2 Responses