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I Have Lost People I Love From Cancer

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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

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    I lost my grandfather to cancer

    after he had it twice,a third time took him from me :( that was 3 years ago and I still miss him a lot
    metalchick18 metalchick18 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 28

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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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    It started out as a fever

    and then it turned out to be lymphoma. She survived, agains the odds. There was a relapse five years ago. She was a survivor. It's fingers circled around her a year ago once more, but she shook it off. This time, it started with stomach pain and it turns out it's lymphoma...
    unravelling unravelling 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 9

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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

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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

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    I Lost My Brother Saturday

    You don't have to blood to be family, and that's the way it was with Carlos and I. We were brothers from different Mothers. He died from cancer. When he found out he had cancer, I had just gotten thru my surgery for cancer about a yr or so. He was given 3 months to live, then it...
    telestrat telestrat 46-50, M 4 Responses Oct 30, 2012

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    My grandfather (my mum's father) died of lung

    cancer when I was 10 (7 years ago). I wasn't really that close to that side of the family because I saw them only like two or three times a year. Just recently I got really close to them and when I was at my grandma's a while ago I came across some old photos of me and grandpa...
    theweirdgirl987 theweirdgirl987 16-17, F Jul 17

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    I miss my sister terribly

    but she wrote five great books that are a great comfort and joy to me.
    jjb6560 jjb6560 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 21

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    I lost my first wife to MS.

    I cared for her at home for nearly 10 yrs. she was paralyzed from her eyes down. She needed a lot of care. We were married for 18 yrs. She passed away in March of 1999. I remarried in 2002 and last hear she was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer she is in the last stages of it now...
    KDHARDY KDHARDY 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 20

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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...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 5 Responses 19 hrs ago

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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 15 Responses Dec 8, 2011

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    Two of my uncles died from cancer.

    I know they are both in a better place now.
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 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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    On July 2nd, 2013, I lost my uncle to

    esophageal cancer. First, I'll backtrack. My uncle had been battling with many things through his life. He has a daughter with downsyndrome, a son that died, a daughter with a child still living at home, a football team he created to manage, and he had to manage all his work and...
    autumn506 autumn506 16-17, F Dec 8, 2013

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    I loved her very dearly.

    She wasn't always there and it did destroy my father and my family when she went. My mother went through the treatments to cure her, but in the end it destroy her. She finished left home, left us behind. All three of us to live in the middle of no where. We didn't even get to...
    airleas airleas 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 9

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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

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    It has scarred me mentally

    for life and I doubt any therapy is gonna help, it's an old scar anyways
    PsychologyNerd PsychologyNerd 13-15, F Dec 7

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    So the HIV is evolving into a less deadly form.

    And also it's help to prevent the cancer cells to spread. ~Hmm.. Maybe this virus soon turned to be the cured for the cancer.
    Abnegation Abnegation 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 4

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    Heaven's New Angel

    My beautiful Aunt. God Bless your beautiful Soul. You were an Angel on earth and now you are one in Heaven. I'm devastated that you are gone but I'm so happy you are out of pain. I remember your sense of humor. You always made me laugh even when you were hurting. Always in good...
    AwesomeAngel AwesomeAngel 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 28, 2012

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    Im Fighting Cancer Back! Lets Beat Up Cancer!

    it is the holiday season, and there are millions of people right now around the world with a horrible illness we know as cancer. ive always wanted to help these people but never knew how but im finally stepping up. and i want anyone who cares to try and make a difference as well...
    zackshelpingpeople26 zackshelpingpeople26 26-30 Dec 1, 2013

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    My great- aunt died of cancer

    and so did my great- uncle :( miss them a lot.
    hondurananonymous hondurananonymous 13-15, F Jun 21

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    I lost my grandmother in 2012 due to lung

    cancer. I lost one of my best friends due to a brain tumour. Last year I lost another friend to skin cancer. When I was 15 And I've lost another friend due to lung cancer. When I was 18
    mparker7789 mparker7789 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 7

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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 7 Responses Dec 4, 2012

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    My aunty has cancer and it's spread,

    she might not make it for Christmas :( :'(
    Emily97x Emily97x 16-17, F 7 Responses Dec 9

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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 lost my best friend,

    and grandmother, to cancer 4 years ago on christmas eve.She was always happy and smiling, and laughing.,You could not leave her house without first having a cup of tea/coffee, and/or a sandwich.Everyone in the village knew her, she was the rock of the community,Not a day goes by...
    Anth9012 Anth9012 22-25, M Aug 11

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    I miss my memere more then I can discribe.

    .this epidemic can be changed with only a change of mind..start thinking. Pro marijuana practice. Taking the right steps with the right state of mind will lead to many positive outcomes.
    petitelady28 petitelady28 22-25, F Jun 21

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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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    Uncle Gary. Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

    It had spread to his liver and lymph nodes. He died May 18 2014. He has three children. My younger cousins. Kara 10, Adriana 8, and Kaleb 6. It's been over a month and most of the mourning for me is done, but last night while sorting through my closet I found my baby book...
    cat13wolfjb cat13wolfjb 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    My family has a history of diseases,

    especially cancer. These diseases were what left my mother and her siblings orphans at young ages. I knew that one of my grandparents was taken away from cancer, but I haven't felt the similar pain my mom had gone through. I knew it as a story... as a fact of the past. My...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 16-17 1 Response Jul 30

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    I Just Lost My Dad To Liver Cancer. I Miss Him.

    It's hard to type this still. I lost him a week ago. We lost him. Its a large family that he raised with love and patience. Five children in a blended family and he loved us all as his own. He stayed home with his family caring for him until his last breath. It's been months of...
    tgtg tgtg 41-45 2 Responses Nov 15, 2010

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    Too many people I have lost by cancer.

    I hate it so much, it is a cruel illness. And I am terrified of getting it myself. My list is too painful to remeber. Dad with stomach cancer, Mom with breast. Uncle with lung. One aunt with liver, other aunt with throat. And this week my sister in law had surgery because a...
    pacodad pacodad 70+, M 1 Response Jun 7

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    My school and I brought hope home http://www.

    youtube.com/watch?v=pRlLJvEZWMg Please check this out, and comment/ message me what you think please
    foreverandalwaysgoodbye foreverandalwaysgoodbye 13-15, F Jul 3

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    I lost my Grandmother to bone cancer 12 years

    ago. I was very young back then, but I remembered how much she suffered with it. Then a few years ago it was my Auntie/Godmother I lost to colon cancer.
    WingsOfTheDawn WingsOfTheDawn 26-30, F Nov 22

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    My uncle/godfather. My uncle was a very sincere,

    sensitive, cheerful man. He helped everybody very much. Suddenly, in 2007 he fell into a long pnemumonia. He was ill earlier due to heavy pneumonia in that step that he was in hospital heavy weaks. Fortunately, despite of high temperatore, well evaluated bacterias environment...
    michalmos michalmos 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 11

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    Oh, gosh, where to start.

    ......? 1. My grandfather on my mom's side died before I even met him; he died in 1989, and I was born eight years later. He had suffered from lung cancer. He did used to smoke, though. 2. My grandmother on my mom's side had breast cancer at the same time that she was...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    Got the news this morning.

    One of my childhood friends passed from cancer last night. RIP my friend
    avf24 avf24 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 30

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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

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    Cancer is a terrible thing.

    From losing my Grandfather and my Aunt. My grandfather had liver cancer and passed away not long ago, maybe a couple months. I miss him. He means so much to me. He was on many prescribed pills in the hospital and didnt really know where he was. But when I walked in the room he...
    Kaylamarie9413 Kaylamarie9413 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Today was the funeral of my aunt.

    She has been battling throat cancer for a year. They thought that they where getting ahead of it, but had to stop radiation 4 months ago. Her body had just gotten to weak. Three weeks after they stopped radiation they found that it had spread to her lungs and brains. Still for...
    seekinganswers1980 seekinganswers1980 31-35, F 3 Responses May 31

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    I miss my mom. I lost her 4/1/2013

    and it still hurts like yesterday. She battled ovarian cancer for 17 long months. I was with her when she passed and it wasn't peaceful. It was horrific and scarring And traumatizing and I have so much guilt surrounding her death. I miss her so terribly bad and no one cares...
    jusloveme jusloveme 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 14

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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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    This Is Dedicated To All Cancer-patients And Those Who Will Always Be Missed. Doesn't Matter What Kind It Is/was.

    Within you is the strength to meet life's challenges! You are stronger than you think, remember to stand tall. Every challenge in your life helps you to grow. Every problem you encounter strengthens your mind and your soul. Every trouble you overcome increases your understanding...
    saamosh saamosh 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 11, 2013

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    My Grandmother

    As an only child growing up on a large farm, my parents were both alcoholics and I was actually a product of a drunken weekend, both of my parents resented having me and also marrying each other. Both sets of my grandparents loved me unconditionally; I could always feel their...
    KingSnarky KingSnarky 61-65, M Mar 8, 2013

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    A Loving Mother

    I did not know her really well, but would like to pay tribute to her, here. She was a married woman with young children, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer. In the time she had left, she spent as much time with her family as she could, preparing them for their lives...
    unsichtbar unsichtbar 46-50 Nov 20, 2008

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    i have lost a lot of people i love from cancer,

    just today i lost my nana, i wasn't close to her but i still loved her, knowing she had cancer or just hearing the word cancer brings back memories of my grandfather when he got sick, six long painfull months later he died because of cancer and this brings back soo many memories...
    catsrule5678 catsrule5678 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 5

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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 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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