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I Just Found Out My Best Friend Has Cancer

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    Wow :( - i met him in the 9th grade we hit it off so well, we were practically like twins. after gr.11 he moved across the country with him family, but hes kept in touch with me...
    pinknailpolish89 pinknailpolish89 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2009

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    My Dear Best Friend Has Cancer - I am so scared and confused.  My dearest best friend just got diagnosed with cancer.  I just got off the phone with her and I don't know...
    Tanyalee Tanyalee 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 29, 2009

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    My Best Mate Has Cancer - My best mate, ex and Big Bro (I never had) of 28 years was diagnosed in July with terminal cancer, of the lung which has been caused by his smoking...
    allisoncounsell allisoncounsell 26-30 Oct 2, 2010

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    My Best Friend Has Stage IV Cancer - T his doesn't seem possible one minute; then the next minute overwhelming fear fills my senses.  My dear friend Ursula, age 64...
    mscintx mscintx 61-65, F 3 Responses Apr 8, 2009

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    My Mother - my dear friend who is close in my heart as a mother to me as anyone could get. the mum i wish i had. i have not seen her in a while.i love her so much i found out...
    freeangel freeangel 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 11, 2010

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    He Was Just Given A Time frame To Live In - My best friend has cancer and has just been told that he a week to three months to live and he seems so happy about it, not that he's...
    heartofafighter heartofafighter 26-30, F Jul 28, 2010

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    Pass The Brats Please, And Oh Yeah, I Have Cancer - He was so nonchalant about it -- slipping it into a conversation about sun and sand while we were sitting in his backyard...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 3 Responses May 31, 2010

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    If This Happened - I'd be very upset, but at the same time try to give all the support I could.
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 Apr 25, 2012

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    My Best Friend Has Cancer - My name is Izabella and I'm 16 years old. My best friend Jade is like a sister to me, she comes over every morning to get ready for school, every lunch...
    IzabellaMarie IzabellaMarie 16-17, F Aug 4, 2012

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    My Bestfriend Also Known As My Life Has Blood Cancer And Hes Only 17 - This is a long story. I guess i will start from the beginning. My bestfriends name is Eric. Hes 17 now. Hes...
    roselina23 roselina23 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2012

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    MIGHT!!! I just barely found out. She's been sick and went in and they did biopsies and her white cell count is way low and she's been hemorrhaging internally in her stomach and it...
    kittyluv78 kittyluv78 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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    Tyler<3 - My bestt friend Tyler was diagnosed 2 months ago with AML (acute meyloid leukemia), she has gone through with 3 treaments of chemotherapy and is currently on her...
    Cotahh007 Cotahh007 13-15, F Jun 11, 2011

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    Cancer At 15 - Me and my best friend have known each other for 10 years. We have been through everything together and now she is dying. I love her to bits and I just want to...
    Clarinetmonkey96 Clarinetmonkey96 16-17 1 Response Feb 29, 2012

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    I Found Out My Best Friend.has Canver - Hi so I jus t found out my bestfriend has leukemia :( I dont know what to do shouodni.tell her I know? I want to know how long.is she going...
    joseline118 joseline118 16-17, F Sep 6, 2012

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    I just found out that my best friend has been admitted to a mental hospital. It makes me said because 1) It's sad that she feels that way, and 2) she didn't tell me that she was...
    alyku alyku 16-17, F Mar 28

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    My best friend has been in the Navy for almost 3 years now and I'm still not use to it. We've been best friends for almost ten years. We're more like brothers. We even fight like...
    SDJ317 SDJ317 22-25, M Mar 26

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    He told me like 2 months ago. My dad has stomach cancer. He is 45 years old and I am the middle child, 15 years old. I go to boarding school so its bad enough I cant see him. I'm...
    elbisivni elbisivni 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    My best friend Ashe knew I liked a guy named Jo for almost a year I loved him so much and I always talked about him even when I moved to a different town. She invited him over so I...
    NonexistantSoul NonexistantSoul 16-17, F 14 hrs ago

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    Unlike most of the stories here on the same subject, absolutely nothing ever happened between me and my best friend: we never dated—nor did anyone ever even suggest it or say we...
    luehdnoea luehdnoea 18-21, M a week ago

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    Like all cliche stories, mine started out great, but soon got flushed down the toilet. She was beautiful. She was caring. She was funny. She was my best friend. I'd liked her...
    SparkOfHope101 SparkOfHope101 16-17, F Mar 18

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    I believe everything happens for a reason and that you meet everyone that you meet for a reason. Most of my friends have been girls, but I've had one really good guy friend and...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    After being married for many years, I found out my wife ( my ex now as we are divorced for about ten years now) had been cheating on me with a guy who purported to be my best...
    ExperienceDan ExperienceDan 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    My dad cheated on my mom with my best friend. I had just made friends with this girl and her husband and children. In the short time I've gotten to know them, I became attached...
    duClo duClo 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I literally am the worst best friend. EVER. I have liked my best friends ex even when he wasn't her ex.....like at first I didn't know they were dating but when I found out I...
    TealMarie TealMarie 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Hello everyone. I am 14 years old and you might think this is just the stupidity of teenage hood but I seriously have a problem. So I became friends with my "Beast Friend " 4 years...
    AlexandraMikhailov AlexandraMikhailov 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    She was my best friend. The best person I've ever met and she was only 16. She passed on October 19, 2013 and I've thought about her everyday since. I can't find the friendship I...
    hebr0 hebr0 16-17, F Mar 22

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    ​know i am very young, but yes I've fallen in love. so it all started in kindergarten. we instantly connected, he was my best friend over everything. we both had a learning...
    seersh98 seersh98 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    So it started 8 years ago and back then it did not end well. I was with somebody, he was with somebody, and we were both too young and stupid to take what was right in front of us...
    singlemom85 singlemom85 26-30, F Mar 18

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    January 29th 2014....my best friend who I have known for 12 years...committed suicide. She was only 19. She left behind a 3 year old son, her husband and everyone who loved her...
    kristencameryn kristencameryn 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    My experience only really happened when I was in kindergarten. My friends name was Alonte. The other kids wouldn't play with him because they said he looked weird due to the...
    LeoLove0803 LeoLove0803 16-17, F Mar 30

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    I have seen this more and more and I don't understand. Best friend -A person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically exclusive of sexual or...
    lovedandadored lovedandadored 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Soul sisters, to be frank - That's me and my bestest best friend, which is what we like to call each other. We've only known each other for about a year and we didn't start of as...
    xxxrina xxxrina 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've been dating my boyfriend for a year and a half, and hanging with his friends pretty much the whole time. I haven't really got comfortable with them until recently. See, what...
    edlineuser edlineuser 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I wouldn't say I actually hate her. If anything, I'm jealous and hurt. Our parents were friends since before we were born so we grew up together. Inseparable throughout grade...
    Schism7 Schism7 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    My wife has cancer it's so tuff some times I feel like throwing the towel in
    rb1998 rb1998 31-35, M Mar 22

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    So here's how it went, I met him over the summer, he had a girl and it broke my heart.. I talked to him as a Bestfriend. Little did I know we were in the same class, I sat behind...
    Hesthebae Hesthebae 13-15, F Mar 23

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    I may not only love, but be in love with my best friend. I have never been a fan of her boy friend that I unfortunately introduced her to, thinking they would be a quick hook up as...
    EccentricTree EccentricTree 18-21 Mar 25

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    I have been grieving over my best friend since we both grew apart. She turned into a mean spirited person and started just being awful to me and my family who had always treated...
    SubmissiveArtist SubmissiveArtist 18-21, F Apr 9

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    At school me and my friends have a group, with 5 girls Alex, Adelaide, Brenna, Grace and Me and I am the only one without a best friend. Adelaide has a best-friends called...
    bryannnnaaa bryannnnaaa 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I've known my girl best friend, Francine, for 8 years now. She is very bright, very funny, very nice, and the best friend anyone could ask for. I am the luckiest guy in the world...
    aJason23 aJason23 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I fell in love with my best friends boyfriend, then she found out and I fell in love with her too.
    knightofhope knightofhope 18-21, M Mar 23

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    I lost my best friend Kayla when we were in 8th grade. Kayla moved here in 6th grade, but we didn't really get close until the summer after our 7th grade year. We did everything...
    harperm97 harperm97 16-17, F Mar 24

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    Hey! I'm new here at EP and I really need someone to talk to, good advice, experiences and such.. I don't know what to do! My boyfriend did do drugs and tried to take his own life...
    lilcarey lilcarey 22-25, F Mar 27

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    I had a crush on my best friend and she found out. I'm a girl... Now she and her friends bully me so badly I contemplate suicide.
    promisemeandiwill promisemeandiwill 22-25 4 Responses Mar 31

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    So I kissed my best male friend on lips. It is more like an expected one but it was still very satisfying. He has been someone who is really supportive and we get along really well...
    koomi koomi 18-21, F Apr 2

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    I drop everything and anything for my friend yet none of them can do it in return. I've never felt more alone. My best friend cut off contact with me right before his spring break...
    kristinaloo kristinaloo 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    On December 1st, 2013, I lost one of the most important people in my life. The person I looked up too. My first friend, my brother. I was sitting in my brothers bed waiting for my...
    FMRT FMRT 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    My best friend is AWESOME. (No, it's not myself, he really does exist). :D We've been best friends for a few years, and he's cheered me up when I felt sad. He has been there for...
    Knicksfan20 Knicksfan20 18-21, M Mar 23

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    It has always been my fantisies that i have sex with my best friend my current best friend is so sexy he is my dream guy and according to his ex girlfriend has a big one she was my...
    LaTeAssassin LaTeAssassin 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    I won't leave my best friend Kody. Right now, he is in a really dark place. He said a LOT of hurtful and hateful things to me today, and I know he is lashing out, and when he gets...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 1 Response