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I Have a Family Member With Cancer

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 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 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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    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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    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 6 Responses Mar 5

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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 2 Responses Aug 8

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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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    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 Sep 12

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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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    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 Sep 12

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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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    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 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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    So this someone....uh.

    ..doesn't know what to do or how to tell anyone can someone help....
    Youareallbeautiful Youareallbeautiful 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7

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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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    My mother has a cancerous cyst in her body.

    Someone was also mentioning Colon Cancer?
    motionlessH motionlessH 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jul 20, 2013

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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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    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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    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    My dad.. I don't really don't get cancer.

    . I just wish daddy wasn't sick, it scares me that I know cancer can kill him and I just want him to not be sick anymore.. He sleeps a lot and I don't get to hang out with him playing games and stuff like we used to all the time anymore, I have to check if he is well enough first...
    Williamm001 Williamm001 13-15, M 5 Responses Nov 8

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    Most of my family has had

    and died from some kind of cancer. I'm doomed.
    Philli8807 Philli8807 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 12

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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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    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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    My dad has esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.

    He is going into chemo next week
    AmJordi AmJordi 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 12

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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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    My 72 year old father is in Hospice Care just

    "waiting to die". Lung/liver cancer. Never smoked a day in his life. Hard working family man and this is how he gets to end his life. So unfair. Cancer sucks!
    hazeleyedangel68 hazeleyedangel68 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 7

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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.
    NoxiousUnicorn NoxiousUnicorn 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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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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