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I Have Lost People I Love From Cancer

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    my uncle terry was taken by the angels ten

    months ago today love youu
    meghantownsend1999 meghantownsend1999 13-15, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Tonight - I wept - I stood in wet grass -

    and did yoga by moonlight. I stood in my yard in the wet grass as it had rained earlier in the day. With the clouds overhead and the moonlight clearly shining - in the cool of the southern early spring - in the humidity that still makes you sweat in the night - I stood in the...
    TragicWhispers TragicWhispers 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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

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    lonelyguybc lonelyguybc 26-30, M Mar 9

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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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    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 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...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 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...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 3

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    On March 23rd, mama died in my arms

    after a devastating battle with cancer. Now, myself (nineteen), Chantal (twenty) and grandpa (ninety-two) are left to figure out everything from finances, bills, taxes, mortgages payments, funeral costs and medical expenses. Here's her story: www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/tn88...
    kayygordon kayygordon 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    my aunt and grandma passed a few years ago due

    to cancer, such a sad thing. :(
    tellmeyourstory tellmeyourstory 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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

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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 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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    shazzarr shazzarr 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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 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. :'(
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 Jul 30, 2014

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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 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    A year ago today I lost my great grandad to

    cancer. I've been asking myself why for the past year. Why him? Why has it affected me so much? There's a song I love to the moon and back purely because it reminds me of him. " All I want is nothing more To hear you knocking at my door 'Cause if I could see your face once more...
    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 17

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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 mother passed away from cancer

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

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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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    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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    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...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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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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    Breast cancer and cervical cancer took two

    people I loved. Death is hard but you learn to move on. And one day at a time life gets easier and easier. The memories I have are enough to keep a smile on my face and just choosing to refuse to dwell on the negatives of the past always helps too.
    bubble83 bubble83 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 👼
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 9

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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 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...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 26, 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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    (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. ...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5

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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...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 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 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 21, 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...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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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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    It's only been a month

    since I lost my father to cancer, and now my mother might have it too, this is all too much, I can't lose her too, I just wish my boyfriend was here, only one month until I see him graduate Army boot camp.
    AshAshyAshley AshAshyAshley 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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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