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I Have a Family Member With Cancer

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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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    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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    celiy celiy 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Just found out my grandmother suffers from

    Leukaemia. Huh, I thought it was enough with the unfortunate events in my life so far. Life's such a f*cker.
    UnicornsBlood UnicornsBlood 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 dad has esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.

    He is going into chemo next week
    AmJordi AmJordi 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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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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    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 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 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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    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 Jun 26

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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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    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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    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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    persononinternet persononinternet 16-17, M Jan 11

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    Sigh, I've had a rough week

    so far. between kids and hubby's causing stress my mom who has non small cell lung cancer we have had a rough go. Chemo was rendered pointless and did nothing for her so radiation is the next step. Then to throw a wrench in things she wok up in pain the other night and has to...
    Deflatedone Deflatedone 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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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    Most of my family has had

    and died from some kind of cancer. I'm doomed.
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer about

    two days ago. I thought we caught it early, but today on top of having two lumps in her breast they found another one. The doctor says that her cancer cells are the extremely rapid growing and multiplying ones. Then again, what cancer isn't? I'm having a hard time accepting it...
    boomkimchaloy boomkimchaloy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30

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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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    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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    My mom recently had a lumpectomy,

    and is currently recovering. The cancer had spread to one of her lymph nodes, and will have to undergo chemotherapy. Although chemotherapy will rid of the cancer, it will still take a toll on her, obviously as you all know. The hard part about it is that I have no family members...
    boomkimchaloy boomkimchaloy 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My wife of 29 years died on the 4th of August

    and was cremated yesterday 15th of August. She had terminal pancreatic cancer Is there anyone who's been through the same thing and if so how did you cope with the loss?
    Rogerrowley1947 Rogerrowley1947 66-70, M 3 Responses Aug 16

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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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    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 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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    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 1 Response Jul 10

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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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    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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    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 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 24

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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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    My wife of 28 years died

    as a result of pancreatic cancer on Monday morning 4-8-14
    Rogerrowley1947 Rogerrowley1947 66-70, M 3 Responses Aug 8

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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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    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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    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 grandma.. Shes had

    so many cancers in the past.. I love her so much and im really upset that she has to go through so much :'(
    Karmalama Karmalama 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    My 31 or 32 year old sister called us on my birthday last year to tell us she had cancer. She's always had issues with blood clots on her brain, a miscarriage, and general bad...
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    Really my mom, love her to death but gaw she needs to learn how to control herself! One day I came home from work and lay down, all I hear is her yelling at my dad, calling him...
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    Oh To See Her Smile~~~When I was 10 I became aware that my mom wasn't like the other mothers. She had to "go away" many times. Mom had schizophrenia, complete with auditory...
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    It sucks being the step brother for 10 brothers and sisters,no matter what you do you will never gain their love and respect ...
    hopsin22 hopsin22 18-21, M Aug 19

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    Just when you think to yourself."wow I love these people! They are soo great!" They turn around and do something to pies you off!
    alisity alisity 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    He has some convulated fantasies and frequently gets laryngitis acting it out. I wish he would modify his dialogue though. He always describes everything exactly the same way. His...
    pcflvly pcflvly 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    Actually I know two for certain, my grandfather has rectal cancer and my dad has cancer too although I don't know what kind of cancer he has and I don't want to ask. I.. I don't...
    udamansteel udamansteel 16-17, F Sep 5

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    So......... the day has come. I found out a family member passed away via Facebook. It's been over ten years since I've seen any extended family (either side) in person. Almost 9...
    SnowflakeWonder SnowflakeWonder 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I feel like every time I think my family is just about to hit a golden era, it just gets worse. I feel like the glue that keeps them together but no one really sees the glue do...
    LoverOfAllSouls LoverOfAllSouls 13-15, F Aug 20