I Have a Family Member With Cancer

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    Well, I do not have just one member of my family

    who have or have had cancer. Ovarian cancer is genetic on my mother's side of the family. My great grandma died from it, during the 30's and they basically could only give her aspirin for the pain. My grandmother had both ovarian and gastric cancer, which caused her kidneys to...
    Dragongirl004 Dragongirl004
    26-30, F
    Mar 22, 2016

    We recently found out

    so I'm not really sure how to feel or what to do. I'm just really scared
    sadiesoo sadiesoo
    18-21, F
    Feb 25, 2016

    Hello people. Today I found out

    that my 11-year-old-cousin has Lukeimea. I have been crying all day, and I just wanted to tell someone. and please pray for him becuase he is the world to me, and is one of my favorite cousins. So please pray for him.
    Woofmow Woofmow
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 10, 2016

    my youngest sister, she's 1 year old

    now got cancer in the eye nerves when she was like 7 months old.. the doctors have told us that she's the fourth in the world to ever get that and we are scared they won't ever find a way of treating her..
    Lidzjay Lidzjay
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 30, 2015

    I'm shaving my hair to raise money

    for teenage cancer trust and my sister please sponser me if you can crowdfunding.justgiving.com/chantel-taylor
    MerlinsWolf MerlinsWolf
    22-25, F
    Oct 6, 2015

    I lost my Dad, and two of my sisters to cancer.

    Now I have a Nephew with Multiple Myeloma
    sfray sfray
    41-45, M
    Sep 12, 2015

    My 14 year old sister was diagnosed with

    leukaemia at end of June it's been hard on all the family but she is being so brave about it
    MerlinsWolf MerlinsWolf
    22-25, F
    Aug 27, 2015
    samuelkinslow samuelkinslow
    16-17, M
    3 Responses Aug 20, 2015

    My 34 year old sister

    and mother of two girls under 2 has breast cancer. I don't even know what to do or say. And all I am doing is worrying. She's been thru chemo, had surgery, now more chemo and radiation.
    kemc2010 kemc2010
    31-35, F
    Jun 23, 2015
    deleted deleted
    May 10, 2015

    My grandma on my dad's side was just diagnosed

    with stage 4 cancer. She has lived a long, and amazing life. To hear her talk, she is ready to go. I will definitely miss her.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 4, 2015
    mimidoodle mimidoodle
    16-17, F
    May 1, 2015

    It's called mesothelioma.

    And I can't even write about this right now. This is my brother-in-law who has been there anytime I needed him. In fact he would be there for anyone no questions asked. God this hurts
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 15, 2015

    My mother is in the OR right

    now being operated on. she has bone cancer and broke her hip today. She broke both femurs last week.... I don't know how long this will last... She hasn't gone to her radiation treatments yet and the doctors have sent in the hospice and "end of life" doctors in. I think they're...
    Hunnylovie Hunnylovie
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 26, 2015

    I just found out my mum has cancer.

    ... Im absolutely gutted. Not sure what to do with myself! 😢
    RichieRich030680 RichieRich030680
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jan 22, 2015

    So this someone....uh.

    ..doesn't know what to do or how to tell anyone can someone help....
    Youareallbeautiful Youareallbeautiful
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 7, 2014

    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...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Nov 8, 2014

    My two uncles had cancer,

    one of them died last year of brain cancer, and the other has chronic leukemia.
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed
    1 Response Sep 29, 2014
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet
    22-25, F
    Sep 28, 2014

    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, 2014

    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.
    StevieHailzSatan StevieHailzSatan
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2014

    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
    41-45, F
    1 Response Sep 12, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    Sep 12, 2014

    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
    70+, M
    1 Response Aug 16, 2014

    My wife of 28 years died

    as a result of pancreatic cancer on Monday morning 4-8-14
    Rogerrowley1947 Rogerrowley1947
    70+, M
    2 Responses Aug 8, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    Jul 30, 2014

    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
    26-30, F
    Jun 25, 2014

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 25, 2014

    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
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 30, 2014

    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
    16-17, F
    Mar 15, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    Mar 6, 2014

    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, 2014
    persononinternet persononinternet
    18-21, M
    Jan 11, 2014

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    Nov 11, 2013

    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
    4 Responses Oct 15, 2013

    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
    Sep 17, 2013

    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
    2 Responses Aug 6, 2013

    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

    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
    Jul 7, 2013

    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
    Jun 28, 2013

    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

    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
    1 Response Jan 29, 2013

    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

    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


    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
    2 Responses Oct 15, 2012


    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

    My Dad

        In 1991 my father was diagnosed with prostrate cancer. His Dr. called all of the family to give us the news about his current condition. He told us that the majority of the cancer had been removed but, that he was going to require chemo and or radiation to get the rest of...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 29, 2012

    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
    2 Responses Jun 24, 2012

    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

    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

    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

    Cancer Cancer Cancer ...ahhhhhh

    That word is a horrible word .. every time i hear it it makes me want to scream and cry and goo and hide in a dark corner or makes me want to puke and tear my eyes out... lately it seems to be everywhere ... a little over a year ago i was in biology class ... we were discussing...
    teddy26052 teddy26052
    13-15, F
    1 Response Mar 25, 2012

    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
    1 Response Jan 19, 2012


    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

    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
    Apr 27, 2011

    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

    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

    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

    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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