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I Have Lost People I Love From Cancer

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    I Miss Her (first Draft To Get It Out Of My System A Bit)

    This draft is going to be a bit messy. The emotion is a bit tight for me. I will come back and edit it. Just want to get it out of me for now. I have not talked to many people or even dwelled on it too much with myself. ********* There was a woman I randomly hooked up with on...
    1NewWorldToronto 1NewWorldToronto 46-50, M 3 Responses Sep 27, 2012

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    Just got of the phone my lovely cousin

    who has battled cancer for 2 years has just passed away , I would hope people will say a prayer for her , thankyou
    warnbronudist warnbronudist 51-55, M 4 Responses Jun 22

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    When I was younger, I had this childhood friend

    named Wyatt...she was my first crush...my first kiss and she was diagnosed with cancer...and today is the anniversary of the last beautiful smile she ever gave me.. -Rest in peace Wyatt
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 22

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    a few weeks ago, i lost my brother from

    leukemia. I'm not going to tell you how he fights because it'll make it looks like all he ever do was having cancer. I'm living in a foster care, with foster parents, two step older brothers, and two biological older brothers. His age was the closest to me. I have many...
    roseinsurvival roseinsurvival 13-15 1 Response Jun 23, 2014

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    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.... ?
    IrishLass89 IrishLass89 26-30, F 7 Responses May 18

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    I'm m not afraid to cry every

    once in a while Even though going on with you gone still upsets me There are days every now and again I pretend I’m OK But that’s not what gets me What hurts the most Was being so close And having so much to say And watching you walk away And never knowing What could have...
    ABM77 ABM77 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    My aunty has cancer and it's spread,

    she might not make it for Christmas :( :'(
    Emily97x Emily97x 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    A couple days ago was my friend's funeral.

    Her name was Rhadika, she was 27 years old. She was a really shy person but, really friendly once you got to know her.Always humble.Always asking what she could do for you. We lived in the same neighborhood for many years. One day while we were hanging out, she...
    RafaReu RafaReu 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 9, 2014

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    I've lost my adopted grandma died of cancer

    so if anyone needs help with that just message me
    Danny3213 Danny3213 16-17, M 1 Response May 22

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    My mom when I was only 8 yrs.

    old...R.I.P❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
    kikilicious16 kikilicious16 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 5

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    Gone But Not Forgotten

    I have been told that I should talk about what happened. But as I don't have the time with work and everything, I feel it is best just to let it all go on here. It has been a year when I found out that my Grandad had cancer. People say it gets better with time. I found this not...
    missjellytot missjellytot 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 2, 2012

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    Its so strange, she was one year older,

    always knew more than me, acted like the older sister, you know? But she will forever stay 14 years old.
    aya101 aya101 16-17, F 1 Response May 22

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    My aunt just passed. Right

    after she saw her daughter for the last time... I don't know what to say. RIP Aunt Kathy. You're loved and will always be loved. I'll miss you.
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 5

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    I lost my mother and my best friend/biggest fan

    best supporter - God i miss her so much:( -to Cancer-. She was diagnosed in ***1986*** (stage 4) she was told she had 6 months to live. They recommended surgery, & chemo and she refused (then they told her she'd be dead in 2 weeks) (doctors playing God, giving NO HOPE- YUCK!)and...
    nsight nsight 46-50, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    my dad is at the end stages of hepatic cancer ,

    we discovered that too late ,i know he is suffering much but he can't stop blaming us psychologically I don't know what I supposed to do
    cindrella15oo cindrella15oo 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    my grandpa died 4 years ago from esophageal

    cancer and I have believe it's my fault he's dead. I've never been to his grave. Talking about him is a touchy matter. people think I'm crazy because I don't do certain things because if I do I brake down and have a huge aniexty attack.
    Jordanmckenzie09 Jordanmckenzie09 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 6

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    I lost my mother to cancer two months ago

    but it still feels like yesterday I was with her.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 22

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    It's a sad thought that I've lost more people

    than I cant count on one hand in three years. My uncle was diagnosed with cancer. I don't know what to say. Both of my remaining grandmothers have cancer. It's hard to stay light in this hour of darkness. I've nobody to turn to.
    AdolfHipster15 AdolfHipster15 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 16

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    I lost two family members to cancer.

    Once contracted it seems like a death sentence. They lived in pain and agony until they died. I am now constantly tested for cancer by my family physician. So far I am free from cancer.
    singlepregantmom singlepregantmom 36-40, F Jun 14

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    A Dedication Story

    While I too have lost people I love to cancer, I am writing this up for a friend here on EP. Please give credit to imabeaker, this is his story that I wrote based on his personal experience (from a woman's point of view):Looking so weak and fragile, my friend pulled me aside one...
    DirtyMeStoryTime DirtyMeStoryTime 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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    I just got a call from my mom.

    My aunt will not be making it out of the hospital. She could pass away tomorrow...They are taking all the tubes and stuff out of her so her 7 year old daughter can see her for the last time... Her father is having her see a priest first, so she can learn about heaven...she is...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 2

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    I lost my Nonna (grandma) to stomach cancer

    when i was 6 yrs old. I've never gotten over it, it's still raw today as it was in 1988... I can't help but feel all the horrible things that have happened wouldn't have if she was still here. Everything was fine when she was alive. Why did she leave me...
    munkiimoo munkiimoo 31-35, F Jun 14

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    My mom past 20 years ago I still reach

    for the phone to call her
    Jodyturtle Jodyturtle 56-60, M 6 Responses May 12

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    For 104 days you leave

    but I still miss you grand :'(
    Mellowiis Mellowiis 18-21, F 1 Response May 19

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    I lost my grandma four years ago (in August)

    She had breast cancer that spread throughout her whole body. She didn't even know she had anything wrong until she went to the doctor for a check up because she was planning a trip to Egypt. Her and my grandpa traveled the world. Egypt was the only place they didn't get to see...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 20

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    If life was an option,

    I would have chosen death. The sin of imposing my own death before it is time could be comforting but I then shall never meet you again. If living was a choice, I would be dead now, but it is not, my heart will keep beating until it's time. For that reason I shall continue to...
    IndescribableAgony IndescribableAgony 18-21, F Jun 9

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    I'm loosing my girlfriend to cancer :(

    and I don't know how to tell my son she's dying
    MarryJ420 MarryJ420 18-21, M 6 Responses Jun 14

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    I lost my mom this January.

    actually she is my step mother but she raised me since I was 8 so she is my mom to me. her death was slow and painful and a very long time coming. I find myself unable to sleep or thin of anything else sometimes. seeing someone go from,healthy to a skeleton is graphic and...
    omgeezus omgeezus 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    My mother passed nine years ago of breast

    cancer. I am always missing her, but I know that she would want me to be happy. I try my best, but sometimes it's hard. I feel her presence often. It always makes me cry because I want to touch her, but I can't. I can only feel her. At least there is that, right? You...
    Shampati Shampati 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 5

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    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 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 3

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    I have had family members overcome Cancer

    and beat it, but I have also lost family members from it too. A few years ago, I lost my grandmother. She had stage 3 bone cancer, and didn't even know it. She didn't show symptoms until it was too late. Today, me and my family get a call from my uncle. It was about my aunt...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    My girlfriend sadly was raped

    when she was a young girl which sadly went to cancer I fell in love for her she had cancer for 2 months and I stayed with her in the hospital as much as I could and when I told her I loved her for the first time she past away. One heart = one prayer for her god love Liz
    hi163 hi163 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 4, 2014

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    Last month was a year

    that my grandma passed away from Lung Cancer. Ever since that I've been so sad and fragile about life. I can honestly say that her death really brought me down and I see life as something so fragile and easy to end. About a month before she passed she was diagnosed with cancer...
    OhJoz OhJoz 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 18

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    I Lost Someone...

    ...who was very dear to me yesterday. So if I'm slow to return communications right now....please understand that I'm still really torn up about their death. The news came as a complete shock...since they chose to keep their illness from me. They had their reasons...and there's...
    KassieKat KassieKat 46-50, F 13 Responses Dec 8, 2011

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    Can't believe a year ago today ambulance came

    an I took wifey to hospice, time flies. Miss u my angel
    Widower1 Widower1 31-35 6 Responses May 11

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    my friends mum died about 4 days ago.

    shes a very close friend but i never met her mother. i lost my nan but a long time ago so i dont really know how to help. does anyone know how i can help keep her on her feet
    sukibulb sukibulb 16-17, F 3 Responses May 27

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    I Was Late.

    I got the call late in the evening. Mom was taking a turn for the worst recently diagnosed with esophageal cancer it had spread very rapidly. I booked the first flight i could to be with her. I called dad and he said it time is getting short. On my way to board and my phone rings...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 3, 2012

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    Really sad this last weekend.

    A really good friend lost his battle with cancer and has left his family and friends way too early
    nunos nunos 51-55, M 9 Responses May 18

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    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...
    Olivia1962 Olivia1962 51-55, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Something You Carry With You Always

    I lost my dad to non-hodgkins lymphoma May, 1998. Then, my mom died from lung and brain cancer. Shortly after, my dear aunt died from colon cancer. It is hard to watch the people you love slowly suffer to death. I was 18 when my dad died, and I had to quit school to be his in...
    growlygrrl growlygrrl 26-30, F 23 Responses Jan 31, 2008

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    My friends mom, and my good friend,

    just recently passed away of brain cancer. I still can't believe that she's gone. I pass her contact in my phone, and my stomach drops that I can't just text her, go visit her, check in on her. I still remember the day we all found out. It was unreal. I never pictured it to be...
    imsoclassic imsoclassic 16-17, F Apr 28

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    RIP Granny, it's been four years

    and I still miss you a lot and I always will 💕
    anonperson6162 anonperson6162 13-15, F May 22

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    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

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    Remembering Loved Ones...

    It's been a year since I lost a very dear friend to Cancer. Despite the time that has elapsed...if I'm being completely honest...it really hasn't gotten much easier. I think I've simply gotten use to the pain. He was such a dear friend...who actually knew the true meaning of...
    KassieKat KassieKat 46-50, F 6 Responses Dec 4, 2012

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    I lost my mom for lung cancer 2 years ago.

    She was the greatest woman i've ever seen and i miss her so much :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jun 22

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    My step dad wasn't in my whole life,

    but he was there durning the hardest time of my life. A few years after my parents divorced I didn't have a relationship with my dad. Then my step dad came into the picture. He always treated me like his own. He listened, gave me advice, and laughed at my horrible jokes lol. He...
    missaly missaly 22-25, F 3 Responses May 31, 2014

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