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I Have a Mom Who Is Dying of Cancer

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    Lost

    My mom was first diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer when i was in sixth grade. every time, she goes through chemo then radiation and they say "we think we got it." but then it comes back. it has come back every year since i was 11. now im 17 and they dont know what to do...
    crazycat472 crazycat472 16-17 2 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    Judi

     Hi. I'm Alisha. I'm 24 years old. My mother is an incredible woman. And she has been battling breast cancer on and off since I was in the fourth grade.  The first time around...she was young. She was in her 30's, full of life, and she fought it with a verocity...
    kansasunrise kansasunrise 22-25 4 Responses Feb 19, 2009

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    Too Far Away

    My mom has been the strongest woman I've ever known. Widowed at 38, working all her life, taking care of her mom and aunt before they died, she put me through college and loved me no matter what. Now, she is nearing the end and we're trying to make it as comfortable as possible...
    polymer polymer 56-60 1 Response Feb 16, 2010

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    My Mum

    Just found my mum has stomach cancer .not sure wot to do or say
    jane721 jane721 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 13, 2013

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    Mom Has Lung Cancer Now What?

    Most scarey words I ever wanted to here. It's slow moving so we thought all was o.k. It's 3mm so again we thought that was good,.Apparently not so. Dr. told her she was in for a hard road and she was high high risk for surgery. Now I am so scared, Especially since I'll be the...
    Shelleydl Shelleydl 41-45 1 Response Nov 16, 2011

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    I LOVE My Mom

    My mom has been in hospital for the past 3 months almost. She has had cancer for almost 3 years and has gotten sicker and sicker since Dec 12. It makes me feel so sad when I see her so weak and tired. I wish I could take away some of her pain and worries and make her feel better...
    trustinlove trustinlove 26-30 1 Response Jan 30, 2013

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    Not Ready To Lose My Mom

    I'm 17. My mom got diagnosed with ovarian cancer two summers ago. Back then my family was really dysfunctional (it still is a little bit). One day, my dad was driving me to driving school to drop me off and he told me that my mom had just been diagnosed with cancer right there in...
    adri532 adri532 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2011

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    Mom Is Dying

    Mom might not make it to her 70th birthday in January.  She was diagnosed with esophagael (sp?) cancer in the Fall and has been going down hill ever since.  Dad signed her up for hospice yesterday. 
    lib396 lib396 36-40, M Dec 31, 2011

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    My Mom Is Dying and I Don't Know What to Do.

    I'm 19 and a half. I had just turned 18 when my mother was diagnosed with cancer. She told me during the initial shock that "It'll be a long road, but we'll get through it." God, I will never forget that. It started out with the swelling of her leg. She went to...
    flyawayhome flyawayhome 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 10, 2009

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    My Beautiful Mom

    My Mom was first diagnosed with cancer on December 31, 2009. It was the scariest day of all of our lives. They classified it as stage 4, with mets to the ovaries. At the time, she was single, living with my grandparents, helping to take care of them. It was devastating. For...
    Sweetpea85 Sweetpea85 26-30 2 Responses Oct 15, 2012

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    Is It The Last Time Now?

    My best friend, the one and only person who will never ever betray or stop loving me, my mom got lung cancer. She has been in remission once and then got it back for the second time 3 years ago. She was treated again and was in remission until now. The chemotherapy will start...
    Therealityis Therealityis 22-25 1 Response Aug 7, 2012

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    Losing My Best Friend

    My mother and I were always very close. I grew up unable to make friends until I was in high school, so my mother was always my best friend. Early in jan of 2011 my mother was having major head pains and was able to preform daily tasks. The pain kept getting worse so she had an...
    Pmmartin89 Pmmartin89 22-25 8 Responses Mar 21, 2011

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    She's Gone

    My mom found a lump in her breast in 2006. I was 7months pregnant with my first child. She went for the various testing and the results were that it was malignant. She started chemotherapy, then had a masectomy & then did her radium. She went on to recover fully &...
    ljsmom ljsmom 46-50 Jun 17, 2009

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    Almost The End

    My mom was diagnosed stage 4 colon cancer that spread to some lymph nodes, some being around her heart and it was inoperable. So she started chemo and had a few ups and downs with that, well even though all scans and tests seem to be clear, the tumor has enlarged and the cancer...
    lovemarilyn lovemarilyn 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 7, 2013

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    My Heart Is Breaking!!!

    hi my name is julie bonk garcia my mom is dying of cancer! Today she stopped responding I hope she waits for my son to get here he is on his way home from college, at least he saw her sat when she could still talk. I cant believe how much this hurts! I just want to hear her voice...
    juliebonk juliebonk 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 9, 2009

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    The Most Amazing Mother In Law Ever.

    I don't exactly know where to start, so here it goes... On February 22,2013 my mother in law passed away after a short, but intense fight with colon cancer. We became close when my boyfriend and I became pregnant. she accepted me into the family and helped take care of me through...
    omnomzilla omnomzilla 26-30, F Mar 22, 2013

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    My Mom Is Dying

    My mom had breast cancer 5 years ago, had a mesecotmy and they took out her glands under her arm as it was in a couple of them, Now last year around Thanksgiving they told her it was back and she had stage 4.  It went into her breastbone tissue so they gave her Chemo to shut it...
    msdls62 msdls62 46-50 1 Response Jan 7, 2012

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    My Mom My Hero

    Aout two weeks ago my mom went in the hospital with pneumonia. A week ago we found out she has lung cancer. Never smoked a day in life not even around smokers. It has already spread to her bones and lymph nodes. She now has only a couple days to live. We live a block away from...
    memaw62 memaw62 46-50, F Nov 21, 2012

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    My Miracle Mom Still Here 6 Years After Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

    My mom had the Whipple procedure 6 years ago tomorrow. She has been doing fairly well up to about 6 months ago. Getting weaker every day. I am afraid and sad, the time is coming and I am not ready. I am depressed and feel so helpless. I have 4 children and a husband that are...
    JuneDaughter JuneDaughter 41-45, F Aug 6, 2012

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    Lost

    I'm 22 and my mom is currently in hospice care at home because of stage IV cervical cancer. She was diagnosed a year ago and by mid summer she was doing really well. We thought we were in the clear. Then it took a drastic turn for the worse and in September we spent  a few weeks...
    EvanH EvanH 22-25 3 Responses Jan 31, 2011

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    Mom Has Stage 4 Lung Cancer ..

    MY MOM WAS DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE 4 LUNG CANCER, WITH A MASS IN EACH LUNG. THE CANCER HAS METASTISIZED INTO HER BONES. THE MAIN AREA THEY ARE CONCERNED WITH IS HER HIP (FEMUR BONE). SHE STARTED RADIATION AND CHEMO, HAD 2 TREATMENTS. THEN SHE GOT SHINGLES, SO THE CHEMO AND...
    sherrykamphus sherrykamphus 46-50 Apr 11, 2011

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    My Beautiful Mother

    About two months ago, my mother was diagnosed with Liver Cancer.  She had cancer of the eye ten years ago and the doctor said it would return and it did. The cancer turned out to be in its final stage and was not treatable.  Right now she is home with a live in nurse and...
    jdiorio2000 jdiorio2000 46-50 Aug 25, 2011

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    All Hopes Are Gone...

    18 or so months ago my mother was diagnosed with limited small cell lung cancer. She fought hard and beat the odds, for a year. We were hopeful that she would be one of the people that beat it forever.  In March of this year (2012) the cancer came back but this time in her brain...
    Hollister14q5 Hollister14q5 13-15 1 Response May 20, 2012

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    Almost Over

    My Mother is dying. This pain I feel is the worst pain I have ever felt in my life. She is end stage lung cancer with brain and bone mets. I live far away and have racked up thousands of frequent flyer miles traveling back and forth to be with her. She was admitted to the...
    Sdelusion Sdelusion 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 9, 2013

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    This Might Help You, But It Also Might Help Me.

    My Mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer a year and a half ago. She is now currently on her deathbed, and it's the hardest thing I've ever had to go through. After a really abusive relationship, and several boughts of severe Bipolar Depression I moved back home. I hated...
    Neequu78 Neequu78 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 5, 2010

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    My Mom Is Dying of Cancer

    I have a Mom who is dying of cancer. She was diagnosed with Stage IV esoghogeal cancer 16 months ago. At first the chemo was working, but as of the last two months, she is slowly slipping away from us. She fought so hard for so long. I don't know what to say or do. My 6 year old...
    Deano1268 Deano1268 36-40 Oct 3, 2008

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    This Is My Reality

    We have a hospital bed in the living room. She can't move herself over and she can't move her legs. Hospice says that a family member has to be present 24/7. It's amazing how just moving her legs a couple inches brings so much relief. I have to do that every 10 minutes. I have to...
    flyawayhome flyawayhome 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 12, 2009

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    Faith, Love And Hope

    Where to begin? I have worked with dying patients for the past 16 years. For the few who can do this, we usually discover that it can be a mutually gratifying experience to take care of the sick in their final hours. I've experienced many patients who have shared their agonies...
    sexiskey sexiskey 41-45, F 21 Responses Jun 3, 2013

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    Why?

    I found out that my mom has pancreatic cancer metastasized to the lungs just after Thanksgiving.  She was always very healthy and found out because of some stomach pain she was having.  I am helping her through the whole chemotherapy process which is so hard, especially...
    Midwesterngirl Midwesterngirl 51-55, F 4 Responses Apr 17, 2008

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    Monday

    I am 22, and my mom is only 46. I just moved home to help her get to her doctors appointments. She gets really bad anxiety attacks so she finds it hard to drive herself. She is going in for a biopsy on Monday, and I am so terrified that it is going to turn out that she has...
    CaseyGwynn CaseyGwynn 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2007

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    My Mum...

    My mum was diagnosed with brain/kidney/lung cancer 3 days ago. She had been hospitalised for malnutrition which we thought was related to weight loss surgery from February. They ran tests and found inflammation of the brain. The next day they took her to a better hospital and she...
    caitlynch caitlynch 13-15 1 Response Jun 30, 2013

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    My Mom Is Special

               My mom and I are best friends. She was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer almost 10 years ago now. They never knew where the cancer originated but it was found throughout her lymph nodes. Anyway, she had a mastectomy radiation and chemo. and was starting to do...
    caringlady caringlady 26-30, F Feb 1, 2012

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    Drugs Are Bad!

    My mom has stage 4 Cirrhosis she was addicted to drugs and alcohol for over 25 years now i didnt meet her till i was 18 they way she looks i dont much longer she will live.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 9, 2012

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    My Mom Has Lung Cancer

    My mom who is 64 was diagnosed with nsclc 4 months ago. She had a collapsed left lung and they drained 1 1/2 litres of fluid from her. The tumour is small but inoperable. She is on chemo and this is her last round for 3 weeks. Unfortunately I live overseas and can only keep in...
    melmelmel70 melmelmel70 41-45, F Aug 6, 2012

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    Loosing My Mom To Aml (leukemia)

    I am 35 years old and about 4 months ago my mom was dx with Leukemia at the age of 70. She has recived 3 chemos and the last time the cancer came backs stronger. Now per doctors orders sheis going to be put in hospice care. I feel like I am loosing the one person who loves my...
    cafrolb cafrolb 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 7, 2012

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    My Mom And Nsclc

    My mom who lives overseas was diagnosed with lung cancer in April 2013. It has been so painful to not live near her to take care of her and spend time with her. I hate how she suffers and how she is deteriating. I don't know what I will do without her. :( ::::::::
    justmelanie justmelanie 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 1, 2013

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    My Mom :(

    Here is my story. About a year ago my father was diagnosed with bladder and lung cancer and my mom took him to all his treatments. Sadly, the person they should have been looking at was my mom. She was not feeling well, coughing a lot, lost a lot of weight and lost her...
    katiezmomma katiezmomma 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2012

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    Surreal

    Hi...um...I don't really know what I am doing here. I just found out a month ago that my mom has cancer in her breast that has spread to her bones, but found out today it is terminal. Kinda lost it when I found out...she's my best friend. So I typed "mom dying of cancer" into...
    catholicgirly catholicgirly 22-25 1 Response Jan 5, 2011

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    My Mom Is Dying of Cancer

    Hi my name is also Alisha. I am 27 years old. My mom is also dying of cancer. She got the first round two years ago. She was diagnosed with endometreal/cervical cancer. They did a hysterectomy and thought they got rid of it. She did so good through that part. They did some...
    amartist27 amartist27 26-30 1 Response Aug 20, 2009

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    My Mom Has 3 Different Cancers

    Hi Everyone, After reading everyone's stories, I decided to share my first hand experience with cancer. I can recall the first time my mom was diagnosed with colon cancer after she had a colonoscopy.  It seems so long ago with all that is happening now, but it was only a...
    lifechangedforever lifechangedforever 36-40 Apr 1, 2009

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    Cancer Cure Covered Up By Government.

    Type in any browser ( RUN FROM THE CURE ) I was blown away when i watched this video, i have known for years the Governments and companies that make medice would have covered up something like this. Please please please pass it on to all your list. It does not just cure cancer...
    reikiman123 reikiman123 51-55 1 Response Oct 20, 2013

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    My Mother Is My Hero!

    I always thought that my mother would always be here... Never in a million years did think that I would lose her to cancer. In 2009 my mother was Diagnosed with Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer. My heart was instantly broken, I begged God every night "Please don't take my mother from me...
    ChristyRivera213 ChristyRivera213 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 13, 2013

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    Mad At Life

    We found out about a year and a half ago that my mother has a form of small cell lung cancer. The cancer was inoperable due to it's location, but they were able to succesfully treat her with chemotherapy and radiation. We all celebrated when she went into remission and I again...
    Peanut555 Peanut555 22-25 1 Response Feb 6, 2012

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    Lung Cancer Sucks :(

    My mom was diagnosed with Stage IIIB AND Stage I adenocarcinoma last week...  The Stage I cancer is in the other lung - so she may really have Stage IV if it metastasized to the other lung :( ....  She turned 76 on Tuesday - what a miserable birthday present.  She...
    1CuriousCat 1CuriousCat 41-45, F 12 Responses Feb 9, 2008

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    Best Friend

    My mom is my best friend and I am losing her to cancer which she has in her lungs, jaw, liver, stomach and brain. She is a fighter but I nor she will win this fight and i'm never going to be the same without her. I will do what I can in this life to make her proud of me after she...
    keithc71 keithc71 36-40 Sep 30, 2010

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    What Do You Say To Your Dying Mother?

    My mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, right before Thanksgiving, we had a plan, she was to start chemo in December and have surgery to remove the cancer in January. Before mom could start her chemo, she had a stroke. The stroke has wreaked her and derailed the plan. Mom...
    ladyrailracer ladyrailracer 41-45 2 Responses Jan 19, 2012

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    My Mom Is My World!

    My mom has been battling cancer since 2009 . She was diagnose with endometrial cancer and it was already spread. Now the cancer is her lungs and the doctors can do anything for her. My mom is a strong woman. My mom only had two children . It's so hard for me to deal with this...
    Proudmom3 Proudmom3 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2012

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    This Is New To Me...

    So I came back from swimming one day, and my mom told me that she had pneumonia, and cancer. When she said cancer my heart just sunk. I didnt think she was being serious. And then she got the biopsy and then confirmed that it is lung cancer, but my mom doesn't want to tell us...
    johncheever johncheever 16-17, M 4 Responses Jul 6, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I lost my mom to lung cancer about a year ago today. It's killing me inside. I keep cutting everyday and it's getting really out of hand. She was my everything and I watched her...
    jessicakittynese jessicakittynese 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    My mother a beautiful spirit, always a smile, her laughter, embarrassed me when I was a kid but I loved it so much as I got older. I lost her after a 6-year cancer fight on the...
    Kim906 Kim906 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    Sunday will be one year since you left us. It is still so difficult to accept that you are gone. I have so many memories, I tear up when I think about them. My big sister, I...
    aaaagggghhhh aaaagggghhhh 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 28

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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...
    polyglotparrot polyglotparrot 13-15, F Sep 5

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    It has been 5 months and 26 days that my mom lost her fight, she was so sick, she had heart and kidney problems, she suffered a lot the last 3 months. watching her suffering and...
    soulsearching2014 soulsearching2014 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 21