I Have Lost People I Love From Cancer

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    I was 13 when I lost my dad to cancer.

    we found out right before my 10th birthday. He was such a good dad and I miss him every day. .
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jul 20, 2015

    I lost my step dad 9 years ago to kidney Cancer

    and a dear friend from middle school. You never really recover you just learn to live without them.
    prada1010 prada1010
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Apr 7, 2016

    I lost my Father from Lung Cancer

    and my Grandmother from Pancreatic. May they rest in peace. <3
    jenxash jenxash
    22-25, F
    Jan 20, 2016

    I lost my aunt to cancer 9 months ago.

    It still feels the same as the first day I lost her. She was my second mother. She was in the delivery room with my parents. She held me first before them. She was there with me as equally as my parents have been there for me. They say it gets better but it hasn't. The pain is...
    papayalover24 papayalover24
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Aug 27, 2015
    doniest doniest
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 3, 2016

    I lost my mom on October 18th.

    She was my favorite person in the world. I miss her so much. She was my sunshine 💛
    Iamlusie Iamlusie
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 2, 2015

    My grandpa was my everything.

    He was always there for every single one of us, no matter what. I always loved my grandpa so much, and I never really thought he would get so sick, but he did. One week he was declared cancer free, but the week after the cancer was all over. Christmas of 2015, my mom called me...
    Katriiina Katriiina
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 19, 2016

    My dad is not gone yet,

    but he is going for sure. You can say I have lost the old him. It is painful being awfully aware that all these memories will mean so much more in just the near future.
    thequietexplosion thequietexplosion
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 26, 2016

    my mom is in hospice care right

    now with cancer aggressively attacking her body. chemo is no longer an option. cancer has won. the shock has worn off and the tears won't stop.
    goodwitchofthenorth goodwitchofthenorth
    41-45, F
    9 Responses Mar 19, 2016
    JourneyRoad JourneyRoad
    31-35, F
    9 Responses Aug 8, 2015

    my grandmother died of Multiple Myeloma :( she

    was a second mother to me. she was also my godmommy. I miss her so much sometimes.
    Sav598 Sav598
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 5, 2016

    I lost my son to cancer in 2007.

    it still hurts to this day. I don't have anyone that understands my pain. it's Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and I was using Facebook to spread the word. I got a few shares. but no one really showing support. it hurts because everyone says that they are there for me, but...
    ClickCloser ClickCloser
    36-40, F
    20 Responses Sep 12, 2015

    Most recently my mom.

    Lung cancer. she had four months from being diagnosed to when she died. God I miss her.
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses Mar 9, 2016

    My grandfather has been my best friend

    since I was 2. He beat esophageal cancer, then bladder cancer. Last March he was diagnosed with lung cancer. He went through radiation and chemo, was told in November he was in remission. On Dec 11, he was told it had never gone, it was just too small to see, and was now in 5...
    tallyrae tallyrae
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Feb 13, 2016

    i lost my mum to bowel cancer.

    she was 42 and i was 20. wish she was still here even if we didnt see eye to eye
    paulstevens123 paulstevens123
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jul 12, 2015

    I lost her this year actually .

    I will miss you mother . I just wish she was still here with me . To just hear her voice , her laughter ....every girl needs her mother ...every women needs her mother ...I can still picture her right beside me ....she always wanted me to be happy so that is what I plan to do...
    HappyGirlAlways HappyGirlAlways
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 29, 2015

    I've lost my mum and my nan to cancer.

    I've also lost my grandparents and my great aunt but it wasn't to cancer. I've lost lots of people and it's sad and I'm so lonely. I didn't get to meet any of my grandparents except for my nan and she died when I was around 8 years old so I don't remember her much. Life sucks...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Aug 19, 2015

    I lost my Aunt Randa from cancer.

    .....I never go to meet her.
    katakurapanda katakurapanda
    13-15, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2016

    My nanny had oesophagus

    and died cancer my mum had leukaemia of the blood and the bones and died I miss them both lots
    purpleturtle5 purpleturtle5
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Feb 22, 2016
    04mecman 04mecman
    70+, M
    1 Response Oct 4, 2015

    My great uncle. He was

    such a sweet man, always caring for me and my little brother. We found out in the worst way, at his funeral
    SunnySwets SunnySwets
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 16, 2015

    Two years ago on the 9th November 2013,

    my fabulous mum lost the battle against cancer. She had been fighting it for months and she was getting more sick every day. It was terrible to see my favourite woman in such pain and discomfort. I loved her, she was my role model and she was just an amazing woman. She didn't...
    MilartBowlingBalls MilartBowlingBalls
    22-25, M
    Dec 23, 2015

    Right now my mam is fighting cancer,

    this will be the 3rd time shes had cancer... 3rd time she will beat it:) I am so proud of her my heart could burst.... not once have I heard her complain or seen her cry.... don't know how she does it... she really doesn't know how amazing she really is.... ?
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses May 18, 2015

    It seems like every couple of weeks I hear

    about another friend's passing. Maybe it's my age, huh?
    dfmags dfmags
    70+, M
    2 Responses Mar 7, 2016

    Unfortunately, cancer is an equal opportunity

    predator. Watching a young, vibrant woman with young children lose her battle with this heart wrenching disease can certainly make one reflect. True to form, this incredibly brave victim served as inspiration and comfort to those around her, even after she took her last breath...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jul 1, 2015

    I just learned that yet another one of my high

    school friends died of cancer. Sweet , affable Tim. Found out on Facebook. I knew he was sick but he went much more quickly than expected. I last saw him in December at the memorial service for an other classmate. He slipped away in his sleep last night peacefully. Namaste Tim
    Sunnymornings Sunnymornings
    61-65, F
    4 Responses Apr 6, 2016

    When I was a young girl growing up I always

    dreamed of marrying a cowbow and owning a ranch with horses and cows and all the aimals involved in having a ranch . It was my passion and I dreamed of it always . When I was 23 years old I had 3 children and had just divorced my first husband leaving him in Ireland and coming...
    keenalialau keenalialau
    56-60, F
    4 Responses Jan 22, 2016

    first my paternal grandfather to lung cancer

    then my maternal grandmother to lung cancer now my parental aunt to ovarian and liver cancers
    tiifferny tiifferny
    31-35, F
    Mar 6, 2016

    My mom died on June 4,

    2015 after a hard fought battle with cancer :(
    usualobject88 usualobject88
    26-30, F
    16 Responses Aug 12, 2015

    My father and two of his brothers diced within

    2 years of each other from cancer. His last brother passed in January from COPD. I have lost a few Great Aunts on my Father's side from cancer since his death. It is a devastating illness.
    Myzery Myzery
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 22, 2016

    They're pulling the plug on my aunt on Monday.

    .. My mom just got off the phone with my aunt...talked to her one last time...my aunt was unable to talk, but she listened... my mom told her how much we all loved her, and that we wish that she would've told us about everything thats been going on during the years, that we...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94
    22-25, F
    10 Responses Jan 3, 2015

    Time goes by, But pain is still here deep in

    my heart. Someday it rains, another the sun shines bright, But everything looks so grey to me now. I knew that some would win and some would lose, But I never expected Cancer wining the battle. One day, a miracle, you were healed, The second day, a broken future, time was...
    livingdeadsoul61 livingdeadsoul61
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 17, 2016

    someone who just won a battle with cancer just

    a couple years ago if that has now been given about 2 months to live. no treatment is working this time for her. she's only about 20 if even that old. please pray for her. our support and love is the only hope she has now.
    shadewolf7 shadewolf7
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Feb 12, 2016

    my dad died of cancer a few years back.

    he had lung cancer and after he got treatment the doctors said the cancer was gone. a few months later he was having migraines and went to the doctors again, they took a CAT scan of his brain and found a tumor on his brain. doctors said it was terminal, gave him 6 months to a...
    nicolieflowergirlie nicolieflowergirlie
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jul 31, 2015
    xchrisjexx xchrisjexx
    16-17, F
    7 Responses Mar 10, 2016
    prettysamrn prettysamrn
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jul 26, 2015

    I Don'T Remember Crying

    Watching someone die in front of me was honestly, something I never thought I'd witness in my life. I remember waking up early morning and being told that we need to go to the hospital immediately. I remember walking very slowly. Dreading every step. I remember wanting to just...
    dimples144 dimples144
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Feb 21, 2013

    Mum died nearly 5 years ago,

    never cried over her, yet her loss changed everything.
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Feb 14, 2016

    My mom her birthday was used to be on wednesday

    next week... She died when i was 2 from lung cancer 😭 i have never known her but i still miss her everyday more
    xcutexgirlx xcutexgirlx
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 20, 2016

    Really sad this last weekend.

    A really good friend lost his battle with cancer and has left his family and friends way too early
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses May 18, 2015

    My Dad passed away in Sept.

    2014 & I still feel like its unreal.. Like if its all just a long bad dream. It's been a while since I've had a dream with him in it & it makes me even sadder. I miss him so much it hurts. ??
    wslisaa wslisaa
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 29, 2016

    My loving nan was sadly taken away from 4th

    November 2014. She was back and for the doctors for over a year, they kept saying it was viral or arthritis, they gave her pain killers to ease the pain in her neck. End of July 2014 my nan coughed up blood, she went to the doctor and they sent her home, the next day her entire...
    Indie06 Indie06
    18-21, F
    Mar 2, 2016

    In 2009, my father was diagnosed with

    esophageal cancer and was given a 3% survival chance of longer than a year. My world was crushed, I couldn't lose my daddy. He went through chemo and radiation and had surgery to remove what was left. He was constantly going back to the doctor for check ups and each time he was...
    kmhitz kmhitz
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Feb 2, 2016

    Recently my dad passed away from cancer.

    I really miss him. The only outlet I've found is writing but sometimes it doesn't help. I really miss him
    Blurryface5936 Blurryface5936
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Mar 28, 2016

    My mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer 10

    years ago. I'm 17 and she really was my best friend. She died last May and the strange thing was when she died I wasn't instantly struck with grief and tears like everyone else. I took care of her. I watched her die every day and I don't know if it was when she stopped eating or...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Mar 28, 2016

    Imagine there's no cancer,

    It's easy if you try, No pain or suffering, Or waiting just to die. Imagine all the people, Living worry free, Without that ticking time bomb, That no one else can see. You may say I'm a dreamer, But I'm not the only one, That hopes the world will be cancer-free, So we can...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 13, 2015

    Just less than half an hour ago,

    my Nana called my parents and she was really distressed, saying my Granddad died. He had bowel cancer and multiple other little sicknesses. He passed away with little knowledge of his existence. Before his death, he didn't even know if you were in the room with him. I want to...
    MadiDewar MadiDewar
    16-17, F
    12 Responses Sep 20, 2015

    In 2014, he died. Because of the thing

    everybody calls "cancer" but in my point of view, it's a murderer. It took my Superman. My only happiness. And it did hurt a lot. So much. So much that I don't wanna remember it anymore. Even when he was in a bad condition, he kept saying he'll always be here for me and he ain't...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Aug 29, 2015
    shadewolf7 shadewolf7
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Feb 11, 2016

    I lost my wife of three years to ovarian

    carcinoma, she fought and battled to the end. She is my hero.
    jj8171966 jj8171966
    51-55, M
    6 Responses Feb 28, 2016

    My grandmother. RIP Nana April 31,

    1941- June 13, 2010. I will always love you.
    rockinsox22 rockinsox22
    70+, F
    2 Responses Mar 13, 2016

    First Christmas without my Mom.

    The house is never the same without her.
    charcharot charcharot
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Dec 21, 2015

    my bf got testicular cancer doc says

    that he can't do surgery to remove it cause he did a lot so that will be danger & the Chemotherapy too cause his Immune system is bad as hell & the only solution is to drink the ********* of two virgin girls under 20 years !!! & because Am egyption & we are in the middle east i...
    justcircle justcircle
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 20, 2016

    I lost my grandpa to lung cancer five yesrs ago,

    and now soon, idk when, I'm gonna lose my mom to cancer... It has spread to her heart and her brain and caused a stroke last week. Chemo isnt an option anymore. There's nothing we can do except make her as comfortable as we can until she passes. ******* living hell. I was...
    tarara0414 tarara0414
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 25, 2016

    My daughter elizabeth died from cancer a half

    an hour ago to leukemia stage 4 she was only 3 weeks old.
    alissastaley alissastaley
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Dec 25, 2015

    All the colors of the rainbow to show our

    support in ribbons and still the world still lost too many people to Cancer and the count just keeps getting higher and higher!
    audaciousangel audaciousangel
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 5, 2016

    It will be one year ago tomorrow

    that I lost my father and I feel like the grief is hitting me all over again. I really wish I had someone to share these feelings with bit I'm all alone.
    Pattycake1234 Pattycake1234
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 30, 2016
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