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I Have Lost People I Love From Cancer

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    Today is 26 years since I lost my grandmother

    to cancer. Everyday I feel her loss.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 15

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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 8 Responses May 18, 2015

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    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

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    PrettyInWhite PrettyInWhite 16-17, F 7 Responses Jan 24

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    hey dad. I could use your advise.

    Its been over ten years so I know asking you now is a little out of the ordinary. I am not your little guy anymore. Its been far too long for that. I am older now than you were when I was little. I guess I am just throwing this out there. I hurt right now. I have tears in my...
    PilotofStorms PilotofStorms 41-45, M 4 Responses Feb 1

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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, 2015

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    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 5 Responses Dec 2, 2015

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    I lost my Nana to lung cancer in 2004.

    I recently been cancer myself and my mom is currently fighting lung cancer :(
    sikkacyanide sikkacyanide 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 1

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    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 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 29, 2015

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    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 26-30 5 Responses Aug 19, 2015

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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.... ?
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 18, 2015

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    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 10 Responses Dec 25, 2015

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    First Christmas without my Mom.

    The house is never the same without her.
    charcharot charcharot 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 21, 2015

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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 12

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    It's almost been two years

    since I lost my mom to cancer. It came quick. We thought that the chemo had eliminated everything, but the cancer came back a few months later, much more aggressively. I live across the country from my mom, but I happened to be nearby when I got the call...they expected that...
    open2anything1976 open2anything1976 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 19, 2015

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    Today I found out that my best friend has

    cancer . Floods of emotion!! I'm devastated but I will stay positive! My friend will make it thru !!! She has to.
    Kajungirl Kajungirl 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2015

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    Remember when you thought you'd never survive?

    Guess what you made it, and you can do it again.
    j1nx3s j1nx3s 16-17, F 19 hrs ago

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    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 24 Responses Sep 12, 2015

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    JourneyRoad JourneyRoad 31-35, F 12 Responses Aug 8, 2015

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    paulc194 paulc194 22-25, M 5 Responses Dec 31, 2015

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    04mecman 04mecman 70+, M 3 Responses Oct 4, 2015

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    I wish none of this had ever happened to you; I

    wish you'd gone on to live the exceptional life we all were sure was in store for you, but it was not for us to decide what did or did not happen. In the end, all that could be done was to let you decide how to spend the time that you were given.
    JenniferSlate JenniferSlate 18-21, F 4 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    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 7 Responses Jul 31, 2015

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    nakedoutdoors nakedoutdoors 51-55, M 5 Responses Jan 24

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    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 13-15, F 14 Responses Sep 20, 2015

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    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 26-30 2 Responses Jul 13, 2015

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    hiddenfromyou hiddenfromyou 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    I lost my mom to liver cancer

    when I was 13, a little less than three years ago. I watched her fight bravely for a year, and as hard as it was to witness it was infinitely harder for her to go through. My youngest sibling was only 3 when she was diagnosed, and she was in and out of the hospital a lot. But...
    hnbmh hnbmh 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 1, 2015

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    I lost my Father from Lung Cancer

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

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    I met Karen over 30 years ago my sister-in-law

    introduced me to her. She was fun to be with and we had a few good years together. Sadly we split up but stayed good friends and kept in touch. She got marred and had 2 children and i got to know them both. Life was going well for her then last year she got cancer. She was doing...
    johnvcook johnvcook 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 29

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    I've been helping out in an organization

    that holds activities for kids with cancer and it's such an amazing experience. I can't believe how strong they are. The times we meet is we hold activities or during the burial of a companion. It is heartbreaking but seeing these kids help each other through tough times is...
    MiquePoms MiquePoms 22-25, F Jan 2

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    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 22-25, F 10 Responses Feb 2

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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 26-30 3 Responses Jul 20, 2015

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    prettysamrn prettysamrn 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 26, 2015

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    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 51-55, F 5 Responses Jan 22

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    Over the last 20 years I have lost friends,

    uncles and most recently my grandmother to cancer. My father was diagnosed with a very aggressive strain of stomach cancer in September 2014 and he was operated on in December 2014 to have a large cancerous tumour in his stomach removed. He lost three quarters of his stomach and...
    writer2036 writer2036 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    shadewolf7 shadewolf7 22-25, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    hi guys dont let it get you all down my aunti

    has been diagnoses 3 times in her life and 2 weeks ago she deffeted the 3rd and hopefuly final diagnoses things arw changing and we will beat cancer sooner
    alfieivil alfieivil 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 26, 2015

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    thehippielife thehippielife 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 30, 2015

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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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    I lost my bro cuz of cancer.

    First b'day without him Miss you bro... R. I. P
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 15

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    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 26-30 5 Responses Aug 29, 2015

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    just recently i had lost my grandma to

    pancreatic cancer .we bearly found this out right after thanksgiving or last year .she went into the hospital cause she has stomach pains and from there they did test and they a found out she had cancer .my grandma said she would stay strong and fight. and believe me she did...
    rayy17 rayy17 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 16, 2015

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