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I Have Lost People I Love From Cancer

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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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    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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    I really miss my mom

    so much,she was a gospel singer,and it's traumatizing that I watched her die.it still hurts,but I'm trying to get through it.its been 5 months.i wanna be a singer just like she was.hopefully I can be.i want to be beautiful,just like she was,be on TV,and have a lot of friends...
    audriluvsall audriluvsall 16-17, F 1 Response May 10

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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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    I lost my mom to cancer

    and can't cry.
    animauxish animauxish 26-30, F Feb 22

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    I lost my uncle in 2012 to cancer

    and my aunt in 2013 to cancer..... It gets easier but never better, if that makes sense.
    hacs hacs 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 27

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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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    I feel your pain i lost my uncle (a friend

    but considered) from cuba called pedro solozano i think from a mental illness he got better until god convinced him to come to heaven
    paranormalguy paranormalguy 13-15, M Jan 3

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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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    Cancer Affects My Family Greatly!

    I have lost my Grandfathers on both parent's sides, my Grandmother on my dad's side, and my Great-Uncle on my moms side. My Uncle on my dads side beat it and I helped my Grandmother on my moms side through it. My Grandfather on my mom's side died the day after my 9th birthday...
    Jenhorse Jenhorse 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 29, 2009

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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 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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    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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    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 lost my grandma in 2009 to cancer.

    She was one of the closest people to me. I was in fourth grade at the time and it happened on my friends birth day in april. When i got home my parents were sitting on the couch together and i walked in and they said devin grandma died this morning. I remember storming off into...
    God22 God22 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 9, 2013

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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...
    iloveyonannan iloveyonannan 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 5

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 8

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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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    A very good friend of mine passed away last

    year, I miss him very much. It was very sudden, and I remember I couldn't be in town when he was in his last week. So instead I only got to talk to him on the phone, I told him I missed him and the last thing he said to me was "I miss you too, so much" and he was falling asleep...
    wellthatwasweird wellthatwasweird 18-21, F Feb 19

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    My Heros

    As a young woman, I have experienced a lot of loss in my lifetime.  My grandfather passed in '98 from Lung Cancer. My beloved Grandmother and Grandfather had 10 children naturally and from the Catholic church. 7 daughters and 3 sons. Life went on after grandpa, of course...
    NavajoRose NavajoRose 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 10, 2009

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    I lost my father to cancer on February 8,

    2014 . I was just shy of turning 16 . He's missed so much in these past 2 1/2 months . I think it gets harder everyday . He should be walking in the house at 7 from work & joke with us . We should be visiting him on his lunch break on weekends at the teriyaki place by his work...
    awkwardprincess98 awkwardprincess98 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 19

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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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    My girlfriend just lost her fight with brain

    cancer, she was diagnosed with a inoperable lime sized GBM IV about a year and half ago
    unioversal unioversal 18-21, M Feb 17

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    First, my aunt isn't showing any sign of

    recovering. When I was young we despised eAchother but for a few years before cancer, we were close. It feels really bad. Never thought this'd happen to me. It's meta'd and spread all over. My grandmother had stomach cancer. Jeez, feels like yesterday she was wheezing out...
    louisrcac louisrcac 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 29

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    I Never Would Have Thought...

    That I would lose someone so close to me, so soon.  My uncle (and godfather) died from lung cancer just 4 days ago.  He was diagnosed on the 8th of January and died 19 days later.  I would have never thought that he would be gone, so, so fast.  I am, however...
    BadLemon BadLemon 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 31, 2008

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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 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 Jun 21

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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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    My great- aunt died of cancer

    and so did my great- uncle :( miss them a lot.
    adrianacecilia14 adrianacecilia14 13-15, F Jun 21

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    Young m willing to do anything to help his

    family. Have anything to ask www.gofundme.com/7b4p5c
    Boredathomeboy Boredathomeboy 18-21, M Mar 9

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    Lost My 11 Year Old Son To Cancer Not Even 2 Weeks Ago, I Do I Cope??

    ´╗┐Hi im 29 my only son cameron passed away almost 2 weeks ago from a brain tumour he has been fighting for a year he was diagnosed with a rare aggressive brain tumour last year september doctors told us this is not good, he had an op to remove it that went all well then he had...
    sparklelolly sparklelolly 26-30, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2010

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    It's been nearly two years

    now since she passed. Mom suffered from Multiple Myeloma and Amyloidosis. Despite living an otherwise healthy lifestyle and was the LEAST deserving person I've ever known to befall such a debilitating fate, she lost the battle. Even though I'm a grown adult, married with three...
    vanillavodka vanillavodka 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    It has been about 3 years

    since the best person i knew was taken from us by cancer. She was my grandmother (my fathers mother) and she was awesome, she was always smiling and laughing, and brought happiness to those around her. She was practically the rock of the village, everyone knew and loved her...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 6 days ago

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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 7 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    My great uncle David about 7 years ago he was 64

    and a close family friend lance 1 year ago he was 41:( miss them a lot
    WendyDarlin WendyDarlin 18-21, F Jun 21

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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 grandpa who was more of a father

    than a grandpa in 2003 to lung cancer. More recently I lost my only sister to leukimia in 2013. This world seems a little darker now that she is not in it. She was a very bright person and made friends with everyone.
    Aaronme Aaronme 31-35, M 1 Response May 10

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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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    My grandpa died from cancer

    and we really didn't have a really good relationship since he lived so far. But I think that's what hurts the most, the fact that I didn't have that bond with him and I never will. I should've called more, but I knew he wasn't doing well & I'm not good with that stuff. I hate...
    omgchapstick omgchapstick 16-17, F Apr 3

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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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    It's nearly the anniversary of my best friends

    death to a brain tumour... How can anyone stop grieving from the death of someone who was so close to you...
    lennie4 lennie4 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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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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    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 24 Responses Jan 31, 2008

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    Cancer Killed My Hero.

    My grandfather, Thomas Dale Kerns, passed away on 9/9/09, about 3 weeks ago.  We were blessed to have him around for 8 years after being diagnosed with prostate cancer.  By the end of his time, his cancer had progressed to bone cancer, and spread through...
    JessicaDel JessicaDel 18, F 3 Responses Oct 1, 2009

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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 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 aunt has punched cancer in the fact twice.

    She is a real hero of mine.
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M 3 Responses Apr 16

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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 17 Responses Dec 8, 2011

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