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I Have Lost People I Love From Cancer

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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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    I just wrote a goodbye post on my aunts

    facebook wall, along with everyone else who is sending her love and prayers...I broke down in tears as I was writing it...she wont even be able to see it, but my uncle will...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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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 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 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, 2014

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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 14 Responses Dec 8, 2011

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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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    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...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    I just saw a memorial video of my Aunt Kathy.

    .. pictures of her as a kid, pictures of her and her daughter... and it was heartbreaking. :'(
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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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, 2014

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    Death is all around and the walls start closing

    in. Is it because of the things I've done, all of my past sins? Is it because I quit praying to the Lord who never answered? Or if He did, He only ever brought me yet another cancer? I'm not angry with He, Who Just Might Be; I do not deny his existence. But I will not put my...
    MDaddysGirlM MDaddysGirlM 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 2

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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 2 Responses Nov 7, 2014

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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, 2014

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    my 7 year old cousin called my mother today

    and talked to her on the phone. I am proud of her and shocked with how well she is taking the news of her mother. They raised her well :) this is what she said : "My mommy died at 5:19 and is in heaven. Im upset and she was very sick and was on all kinds of medication. We're...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5

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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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    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, 2014

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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...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 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 1 Response Nov 22, 2014

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    (pic inside) my cousin found this photo.

    .. this is me when I was little, with my aunt kathy. (honestly, I don't know who the baby is though lol) and I look horrible in this picture,  but my aunt looks beautiful. I wish I could find more pictures of me and my aunt, maybe i'll be able to find some eventually. ...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I just got a phone call from my mom.

    Her job sent her home early from work because she was breaking down in her office.. My aunt is not looking good at all. She might not make it out of the hospital... Her cancer has now spread from her lungs and chest, and went into her bones. They had the Cancer doctor...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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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 much beloved sister died from cancer last

    week. I cry every time I think or talk about it and at the moment am being bombarded with messages from people who want to talk about it
    lonelyguybc lonelyguybc 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 22

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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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 6 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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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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    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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    My mother passed away from cancer

    when I was fourteen. She wasn't diagnosed until three months before she died.
    SarahChevalier SarahChevalier 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 31

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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.
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 5

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    A month ago I lost my aunt to cancer.

    Today is her birthday. Happy Birthday Aunt Kathy. I love you. <3 RIP 👼
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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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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    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 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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    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...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 2

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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, 2014

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    So I will share with you guys my story: Dave,

    died from cancer last year I don't know it just seems like yesterday. So ahhhh We always hang out with the gang and have fun. One time as we were about to go home my friends waved goodbye and went to the terminal where they will ride home. The route to my place was about 300...
    Regkid Regkid 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    My then mother-in-law died of lung cancer in

    August 2000. My dad died of lung cancer in January 2001. It was a horrible few months. I miss them both.
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Well, almost lost I think.

    I have widespread cancer, but it is actually a worm infestation. Various parasitic worms have mutagenic properties that could easily lead to cancer being formed as a protection for these parasites. When they are attacked with compounds that would kill them off, the cancer might...
    ResidentGoddessAstraea ResidentGoddessAstraea 18-21 3 Responses Jan 6

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    I was fifteen when I lost my mother to cancer.

    after a five year battle. I ended up on the streets. could not continue school. I joined a carnival. and traveled all over the U.S. and canada. I stuck with it. for 10 years. I believe I got an education you couldnt buy with a million bucks. I became a show painter and tattoo...
    mcguiverman mcguiverman 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 27

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I've just got the news

    that my grandad hasn't got long to live as his brain tumour is spreading and his organs are failing. The fact the he is going to go scares me, I love him so much, even typing this makes me cry. My grandad was like a second dad to me, we had such a special bond. I called him...
    lunamoon12 lunamoon12 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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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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    I just really can't believe this is happening

    to her. She was living such a happy life with her family. She would go off on facebook about all the fun and amazing things they were doing. All the great meals she would cook, how she was spending time at the beach and the pools.. (She lives in Florida, so she did a lot of that...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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