I Have Lost Somebody to Cancer

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    I lost my dad to cancer.

    He had lung cancer and he didn't realize it until it was too late. I was 7 years old when he passed away. He was 44 when I was born. Yeah I was definitely an oops baby lol. He was so proud of me and he even took me to work with him sometimes when you work 3rd shift security. We...
    TotalityOfMe TotalityOfMe
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jan 11, 2015

    How Long

    How long should I grieve for my best friend? The one I lost to cancer last April? She was my best friend in the whole world - more like my sister - and I never got to tell her goodbye before she died. And I'm still grieving for her. Deeply... Some days are alright, but most days...
    BroadwayDreamer16 BroadwayDreamer16
    18-21, F
    Nov 29, 2013
    ashley254 ashley254
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 26

    I have lost my grandpa,

    aunt, and friend. I'm finally over it but not them, just the trauma of the experience of the cancer loss. I still miss them.
    DoIknowmenow DoIknowmenow
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 24

    My Dad died four months ago

    after fighting colon cancer for more than a year and a half. It spread through his blood to his Kidneys, liver, lung, and in his bone. In the end I was holding his hand in the final moment. He sounded scared but couldn't talk his last day because he couldn't breath. The only...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Nov 30, 2015

    I lost my aunt a couple months back.

    I know she didn't approve of my choice to live as who I really am, but It still hurt to lose her.
    sierra1997 sierra1997
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 12

    Lost But Always Loved

    We lost the man that had the biggest part in my upbringing. My best friend's father. He was more of a dad to me than my father or adopted dad. He fought lukimia for 2 1/2 years and then asked us boys if it would be okay if he quit. He was tired. Him and mom wee about to celebrate...
    CAnnesdad CAnnesdad
    41-45, M
    Sep 12, 2012

    my sweet sweet friend not too long ago.

    hard worker,beautiful heart. she always beat me on words of friends lol i will miss her.
    deleted deleted
    Jan 9

    This post is coming something

    that I wish I didn't have more than one experience in. When I was a kid I lost my father to cancer after about 15 months from his diagnosis. After that I had lost relatives, family friends, and almost a few childhood friends as well. Recently a bar buddy of mine passed away...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 29, 2015

    i lost my father to cancer an grandpa two aunts

    and five cousins and i also have cancer so maybe it will talk me out also i really beginning not to care anymore
    burnner burnner
    56-60, M
    Sep 25, 2015

    Emma (I Have So Much To Write About Her)

    When you are just plain too sad to lie to yourself, that's when you express yourself best. In my Emma's playhouse, Just beyond my eye, My Emma's happy dancing, Playing in the sky, Who am I to wish for her, To live on in this world of strife, No, my precious little girl, Go on...
    SarcassticMum SarcassticMum
    31-35, F
    May 11, 2013

    today was my mothers birthday lost her breast

    cancer 14 years ago miss her allot still love you mom i know you watching me from above
    bigtreez bigtreez
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Aug 5, 2015

    Sunday will be one year

    since you left us. It is still so difficult to accept that you are gone. I have so many memories, I tear up when I think about them. My big sister, I miss you so much. You were my rock in this crazy world, a sane, rational voice to balance my impulsive, crazy mind. You were...
    aaaagggghhhh aaaagggghhhh
    41-45, F
    1 Response Aug 28, 2014

    Still Can't Believe It

    My grandfather just passed away two weeks ago from cancer. I just can't believe it. Everyone is devastated. I feel so bad for my dad and grandmother especially. They are really having a hard time. It was so shocking how fast his health deteriorated. Just 6 months ago he was...
    howsab howsab
    31-35, F
    12 Responses May 17, 2011


    Cancer has taken some very special people in my life away. it also has scared others in my family. I don't remember when or who cancer took first.... but i know it slowly killed my step father. that was the hardest person to lose. let me start of by saying my step father in...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 23, 2013

    the two greatest men I've ever known were taken

    away from us. my grandfather and my uncle who was like a father to me. i miss them so much.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 9, 2015

    I have lost two people to cancer.

    One of my great uncles. He had cancer in the throat like my grandpa. And I lost my grandma. She has small cell carcinoma. A fast moving cancer. I still mourn her passing everyday. She's constantly on my mind. Its hard to lose someone you looked up to. Now I only have two...
    badgirlbee badgirlbee
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Sep 29, 2015

    I have lost another family member my cousin

    Mathew he was killed by cancer and his pancreas
    Loveislove12 Loveislove12
    16-17, T
    1 Response Nov 13, 2015

    This is hard for me to share

    so im going to keep it short. ive lost a bunch of family members to Cancer. but the one that hurts the most and probably will for a while, is my Dad. he died with in 9 months. it was fast and painful.
    deleted deleted
    Nov 14, 2015

    My Beautiful Mother.

    My mom died when I was very young ... I still remember them rolling her out of the house and my family crying. Growing up was never easy for me. I lived with a family who hated me. No mother that loved me unconditionally and no father who actually cared. I was a broken child and...
    YouKnowWho15 YouKnowWho15
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 25, 2013

    I lost my Grandad to cancer

    when I was 6. It was advanced and pancreatic so from the start things were pretty bleak. He had an operation which helped him for a short while and it's thanks to that he was able to go back to the seaside town where he used to live for one last visit. One of my favourite photos...
    BlueWraith BlueWraith
    22-25, F
    Nov 16, 2015

    And so it goes another lonely day.

    . Well actually no, it wasn't. It was a real blessing beyond belief. Dad stayed overnight with us, still left on the couch cushion bed Mum and I had to create when Dad continued to fight with all he had - still trying to get out of bed twice - on his death bed no less! Damn...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Sep 25, 2015


    Loveislove12 Loveislove12
    16-17, T
    1 Response Nov 22, 2015

    Dust Lost To A Deserts Storm - Poem

    Dust Lost to A Deserts Storm Actions can turn to dust     So quickly within the hand of death How can we trust anything Fearful, to be lost in the simple things     Only to keep us occupied From that which awaits us     None What is this life we believe in That can barely...
    OkayBut OkayBut
    51-55, M
    Aug 30, 2011

    It was November 5, 2010

    when my grandma ( dad's mom) passed away from lung cancer. Of course she was a heavy smoker. She'd smoke one every 2 minutes after she finished the first one. And it was a pack every 20 minutes. It also didn't help that she drank too.
    deleted deleted
    Jan 9, 2015

    My Grandpa Died of Cancer

    I have lost my grandpa, my grandma, and my cousin to cancer. My grandpa to colon cancer, my grandma to lung cancer and my cousin to some bone type of cancer. Cancer sucks :(
    Candimarie91 Candimarie91
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Feb 18, 2009

    I just found out that my friend,

    Jasper or we like to call him MJ, passed away before my birthday... I was so shocked when I heard the news... Ben being his best friend stood in front to say his last words and he just made a fool of himself... Oh Ben, you grew up in a catholic school, stop being a self...
    Sakihiro Sakihiro
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 9, 2015

    My old neighbor and I were close friends.

    I lost her I breast cancer 3 years ago. Rest in peace.
    CheshireSmile4049 CheshireSmile4049
    26-30, F
    Oct 11, 2015

    My wife of 29 years past away 8 days ago from

    pancreatic cancer after a battle for over a year The photo is the time and day of our 29th wedding anniversary
    Rogerrowley1947 Rogerrowley1947
    66-70, M
    2 Responses Aug 12, 2014

    I Lost My Dear Daugther To Cancer

    it's almost 3 years saskia and mommy still miss you
    natashatjie natashatjie
    26-30, F
    May 8, 2013

    My Step-mother

    Growing up, I had a very difficult relationship with my step-mother.  We got into countless arguments and fights about one thing or another.  I'd apologize for the things I did wrong but it never seemed like anything I did was good enough for her.  Several years ago, my step...
    g00dfe11a g00dfe11a
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 17, 2011

    My Cousin

    I lost my cousin Tom to cancer on December 24, 2004. He battled prostate cancer for about 4 years. He was slightly over 23.5 years old when he died. He underwent surgery upon surgery, chemo and radation for years. Near the end, the area that was operated on was not healing...
    DietIcedTea DietIcedTea
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 20, 2009
    IvanEstelle IvanEstelle
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 5, 2015

    I wish cancer research was about saving lives

    instead of making money. I get so angry everytime I see a commercial with sick and dying children prostituted out for the pharmaceutical industry to get richer and richer. They should be a shame for exploiting these children for profit. They are so many natural cures out there...
    TotalityOfMe TotalityOfMe
    36-40, M
    Jul 1, 2015

    My closest friend, Pete with whom I shared

    countless experiences hiking in the mountains of California and played music with every week for many years died a year ago. A big loss, but one carries on.
    mayamike99 mayamike99
    61-65, M
    Oct 29, 2015

    I have now, 6:46am NZT.

    I was with Dad as he went, I'd just told him everything I need to say at long last. The things that have haunted me for years, and told him I forgave him for it all. I had just answered the phone to my brother, and handed the phone over to Mum. I'd gone back to see Dad and...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody
    31-35, F
    10 Responses Sep 23, 2015
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Aug 3, 2015

    My friend I made in the hospital

    while doing treatment passed away he had osteosarcoma and died during an amputation surgery. That little guy fought so hard. He had fun while living. He had no regrets. Sweetest boy ever. I will surely miss him so much. RIP <3 Keep his friends and family in thoughts and...
    ItsJamie ItsJamie
    18-21, F
    Aug 28, 2014

    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, 2014

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