I Just Heard That My Dad Has Cancer

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    My Dad

    Hi All, Well I did not just hear, we heard about 3 months ago now but this is the closest group I could find to what might be the right place to post. My Dad has stage IIII, both small and large cell terminal lung cancer that has spread from his lungs to his liver, his lymph...
    JohninMD73 JohninMD73
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jul 8, 2013


    im 14, i found out last week that my dad has cancer. He cant have an operation to get rid of it , and is now having chemotherapy, but hes had to go to a hospital more than 2 hours away from where we live. I dont get to see him now :(, my whole life changed with the blink of an...
    liannemmillar liannemmillar
    13-15, F
    1 Response May 31, 2010

    My dad has his first chemo session on Thursday.

    Trying to stay positive for him.
    deleted deleted
    Jul 7, 2015

    I learned about this a few months ago actually.

    My dad has metastatic melanoma- stage 4. He also recently suffered an unlikely but massive cerebral hemorrhage. It was largely in his frontal lobe. He had aphasia for weeks, and still has permanent brain damage that affects his behavior, speech, and cognitive abilities. He's not...
    bloodypastels bloodypastels
    16-17, F
    Jun 20, 2014

    Dad Has Cancer

    So tonight I my parents told me that my dad has cancer. He broke his pelvis and went to the emergency room. None of us knew how or why and the whole week he went to various doctors and took many tests. Tonight we gathered up in the living room and they told us he has cancer. My...
    ladavistx ladavistx
    13-15, F
    5 Responses Nov 30, 2012

    Colorectal. He's Too Young.

    My dad had a "silent heart attack" or at least that's what the doctors said. It turns out he didn't have one. But then one test led to another and he had to get a colonoscopy. The doctor said they found a cancerous growth. Colorectal cancer. He went to the cancer doctor today and...
    allieKatee allieKatee
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 7, 2011

    My Dad Just Got Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

    I'm a 36 year old mother of 4, two of them are mine and my hubby's, the older two are my stepkids but they live with us and call me mum. My dad had a heart problem and was sent to the city. While he was there he had a full body MRi and they found cancer on his lungs, brain and...
    rhio77 rhio77
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 14, 2013

    What Is This "C" Word?

    Sore throat, ENT visit....what did the oncologist just say? Cancer...? It's like a foreign language... How is this amazing man in my life about to go through the darkest hell he will ever know? He seems fine. How do I let him purposely go get sick next week with this surgery...
    RayNayZ RayNayZ
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jun 16, 2013

    My daddy has stage 3 colon cancer It spread to

    his liver causing jaundice and he's inoperable because there's too many places they'd have to operate. He just got his port in on Friday and he's going through chemo now. I'm 16 years old and the only child; I'm staying strong for both of my parents but it was insanely difficult...
    princessmaddie13 princessmaddie13
    18-21, F
    Apr 20, 2014

    My Life Changed In 1 Week

    My dad started being diagnosed with cancer 1 week ago. 1 week ago that they found something followed by a week of biopsies and countless tests with each test coming back with worse and worse and worse and worse news. It is so far advanced that they dont know what kind of cancer...
    catelinne catelinne
    2 Responses Jun 14, 2013


    I'm going into my senior year at high school. My dad was diagnosed with kidney cancer when I was in 8th grade. They had caught it early on so they removed his kidney and he took some chemo medications. They thought he was cancer free but this cancer is a very aggressive type. So...
    Rachaelc214 Rachaelc214
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 13, 2013

    Just Want To Thank Everyone...My Heart Goes Out To You All

    Just want to thank everyone and send you my support. It is hard but remember you arent alone in this battle. Stay strong and above all never, ever give up I posted my story about my father who is battling bladder cancer and recently had his bladder removed. The cancer has spread...
    agv09 agv09
    1 Response Jun 24, 2013

    My Dad Has Cancer

    Today my dad was diagnosed with cancer. I'm not sure what kind or how bad it is yet. He isn't even 50 yet and I'm completely terrified. I need my dad, I love him so much. I live so far away from him and I feel guilty. Do I just quit my job, move back home and be there for my...
    protumbler protumbler
    Nov 26, 2012

    My Personal Hell...

    I just found out yesterday that my Dad has cancer. My Mother and I went to the doctor with him, cause we didn't think he should go alone. My Dad's been sick with horrible headaches, sore throats for about a year now, and he just got in to see the doctor. I knew the chances...
    Bamababydoll Bamababydoll
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Nov 19, 2009

    My Father Just Found Out He Has Cancer

    I hate the word cancer. My aunt passed from it. My mother is thankfully a survivor after 10yrs. My father after finding out he had aggressive prostate cancer had to go for all the testing. They called and said that it has spread throughout his body. They apologized for calling...
    sasha0309 sasha0309
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jun 21, 2013

    I Want My Daddy To Live Forever

    My real life dad . The man I'm part of . With out him I would of never been born . I man who loves god . A man who would give u anything u need to keep your self happy and healthy . He is my dad . A very very good person . But not to long ago we found out he has cancer . For the...
    Ababyforlife Ababyforlife
    22-25, F
    Nov 25, 2013

    Here We Go...

    So I finally got "that call". The one you dread when someone you love dearly is ill. Yes, my dad has terminal cancer. Yes, they said he could live up to two years or more if he responded well to treatment. Sadly this isn't the case NOW. We originally thought he was going to do...
    LiveloveJ LiveloveJ
    31-35, F
    Jan 20, 2013

    Today at 5 PM my dad,

    who is 69, came into the living room when i was visiting my mum, I asked him where he had been and he just sat down, brushed back his white hair and said "Well, after 55 years of smoking I've got lung cancer.". Then he light up a Cigarette and stared at the TV screen like he...
    KatieF1970 KatieF1970
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Dec 20, 2013

    Last Hope For My Father

    My father had been contracted with sarcoma cancer. He had been fighting it for almost a year already. He went through 6 chemotherapyand radiotherapy. The doctors say that they are trying another kind of chemotherapyand if it doesn't work, I might lose him... I am only 15 and he...
    Adrian66 Adrian66
    1 Response Aug 25, 2012

    I didn't just find out-

    but it just keeps getting worse... We found out my dad has colon cancer 2 days before thanksgiving in 12. Had surgery and removed 90% of his large intestine. The other ten % is too close to his aorta to remove. They did chemo but the tumor grew. He is now stage IV inoperable...
    everything143 everything143
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 16, 2014

    Doing Better..

    My Dad has been struggling with his cancer for nearly a year now..he's come such a long way. I jst want to say how proud of him I am..growing up I've always thought he was the strongest man in the world like any little girl should. But I saw jst how strong he really is. He has...
    Bamababydoll Bamababydoll
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 4, 2010

    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 scared. Today, he went for surgery in another country as my country does not perform the surgery. He will be back in 2 weeks. I...
    elbisivni elbisivni
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 9, 2014

    My Dad Is My Rock, He's Always Been There.

    As the title says. My dad is my rock. He's supportive, loving, understanding, forgiving, everything someone could want in a father. He was my best friend when I was little, I was and still am a daddy's girl. When I got hurt, he'd be the only one I wanted comfort from. And now he...
    LiveloveJ LiveloveJ
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 7, 2013

    Stage 4 Melanoma

    He has six months to a year. I never thought I would write that about my dad. I'm 23 and still in school. He is my best friend. How do you cope with that? He'll never walk me down the aisle. I won't get my father daughter  dance. He won't see me graduate. He'll never meet my...
    erscott911 erscott911
    4 Responses Aug 4, 2011

    Please Let A "Maybe" be a no

    He's been having certain symptoms, not good ones. They've been getting worse. Maybe it's not cancer; they're still trying to find out. But that's what it sounds like. I can't even imagine what it would be like without him - I'm 14, by the way. Obviously he's way too young for...
    Elemenopea Elemenopea
    Sep 28, 2011


    My dad is going to pass any day and I dunno what to do or how to handle it. I think about it all the time. I don't wanna lose him. He's so sick, and I know he's suffering, and it's so selfish of me to want him to stay but I want my dad. I don't even know what else to say, I just...
    LiveloveJ LiveloveJ
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 7, 2013

    Just Found Out..

    I am 23 and my dad is only 50 and was just diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer that has spread to his spine. My heart has never been so heavy and I just feel miserable. My dad is the happiest friendliest guy, he has never met a stranger. Even the gas station attendants know my dad...
    Grahamup Grahamup
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 23, 2012

    I learn this summer (2014)

    that my dad has cancer we were suppose to move to Toronto but with my dad sick with stayed in France in a very small town, I never talked to anyone about how I was feeling and how hard it was to move here and to my new High school, at first it was hard I was alone but then some...
    valentineadc valentineadc
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 3, 2015

    Cancer Cure Covered Up By Government.

    Type in any browser ( RUN FROM THE CURE ) I was blown away when i watched this video, i have known for years the Governments and companies that make medice would have covered up something like this. Please please please pass it on to all your list. It does not just cure cancer...
    reikiman123 reikiman123
    Oct 20, 2013

    Someone With A Similar Experience?

    I found out last november that my father has cancer. I quit university and came home to be with him. he is not getting treatment, he has given up.... its getting worse and worse... its so scary and i feel like im dying inside. He has throat cancer. I really need to talk to...
    Storm1309 Storm1309
    18-21, F
    Jul 30, 2012

    Cancer Really Sucks...But There Is Hope.

    On August 9th, my dad was diagnosed with colon cancer. It is also in a good portion of his liver and the doctor gave the 'you have 6 months to live' line. It scared my mom and aunt to death, but my dad didn't get scared at all. He is a deeply spiritual person and told the doctor...
    AikidoPony AikidoPony
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Aug 19, 2013

    My Dad Has Cancer

    we found out a week ago my dad has cancer today hes goin to see the doctor there goin to give him opitions what they can do but my daddy says if they want to put hoes in him everywhere hes not goin to do it so im prayin they have something that he will do i love him very much so...
    firefly71582 firefly71582
    26-30, F
    May 24, 2012

    Dad Is Battling Cancer

    2013 has been, bar none, the worst year of my life. I am a senior in college and about to graduate. I am graduating with a good degree and interned at the job I wanted, however they did offer me a full time position. While I was interning I found out my father had been diagnosed...
    agv09 agv09
    5 Responses Jun 24, 2013

    My Dad Has Cancer

    Tonight I found out that my dad has cancer. It's something that you think would never happen to you or anyone you loved. We won't find out much until Monday. All we know is that it's kidney cancer. It's tough for me because my dad and I have always had a strained relationship and...
    torreswife torreswife
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 25, 2011
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