I Know Someone With Cancer

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    My Mother

    Tonight my mum told she'd been to hospital and she has a malignant tumour on her lower back. It's too close to her spine for an operation without risk of paralysis and she's decided against risking the operation. So shes not going to do anything at all she's just going to wait...
    Randomguy22 Randomguy22
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 5, 2012

    EVERYone knows LOTS of people with cancer(s).

    This time it's different. Recently started a good-standing relationship with father and half-sister since my 1st child was born. Father dealing with treatment with throat & stomach cancer. It has crushed me, the timing of it all... ...not for my selfish reasons of a...
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    Feb 11, 2016
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    Sep 3, 2015

    "it's Me!"

    She'd been through two mastectomies and reconstructions, through chemo and radiation therapy, and she'd kind of got her life back. Her kids were coping OK now and her husband drowned his sorrows in a couple of bottles of wine each night. She and I had coffee sometimes. I felt...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Nov 19, 2009

    My sister is facing nose cancer recurring

    and i am checking immunotherapy and interventional therapy. Anyone pls share your experience. TQ.
    Jochan Jochan
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Aug 24, 2015

    Multiple Myeloma You Stink!

    Two years ago my father had been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, while one of my sister's was already in treatment for APL Leukemia. He was diagnosed at stage 2 of 3. He had chemotherapy and radiation for some months. Thanks to God and the care from the doctors and my mom he...
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    3 Responses Mar 8, 2013
    mombacktothebeach mombacktothebeach
    46-50, F
    3 Responses May 13, 2014

    My Seven Year Old Daughter Has Astrocytoma Brain Tumor

    My seven-year-old daughter, Charlotte is battling cancer. This past year has been a very hard year on our family. This past year my son killed himself, and to make matters worse Charlotte is diagnosed with cancer a few month's after my son passed away. Being a mother of four...
    MommyOfFourAmazingKids MommyOfFourAmazingKids
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Oct 2, 2012

    A few years ago, my uncle on my mom side has

    throat cancer before my grandmother died. I have no sympathy for the way he treated my grandma and my mother....
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    1 Response Aug 30, 2015

    God Particle?

    I am so happy right now that i just have to share it with anyone who would listen. My best friend has breast cancer, it was bad and she was very depressed. I was looking for something to make her smile, i am not a doctor but i wanted to just make her happy. I came across this...
    AngieGi AngieGi
    1 Response Apr 25, 2013

    Unfortunately he passed away yesterday,

    leaving behind a family. A terrible disease that robs too many families of their loved ones. At least it was reasonably quick without too much suffering. Folks - make sure you stay out the sun and get your skin checked regularly.
    csouls csouls
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Feb 10, 2016

    My Wife

    She has had cancer three times now. Ones in her  lower jaw and  twice in her Ovaries.  She had a large tumor on her remaining ovary removed last June it weighed 45 pounds.  She had a surgical team of 17 doctors. She had a ruptured appendix, some ruptured and dead intestines...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Jun 20, 2013

    My grandma has lung cancer,

    she is the only family I talk to. I do my best to take care of her, I cant imagine my life without her.
    TheseBrokenSmiles TheseBrokenSmiles
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 3, 2015

    my birth mother has cancer.

    I hate that we can't be there, but we're 3,000 miles away, with a daughter having one more year in high school. We HATE where we are, but can't afford the move until then. even then, we will have to sell all we have, just to make the move. and for what? to watch someone die? she...
    WeirdHammer WeirdHammer
    51-55, F
    Jan 30, 2016

    Cancer is defined as the uncontrolled growth of

    abnormal cells in the body, which are also called malignant cells. "What's hurting my mom?", I remember asking my dad. "Cancer", he replied. "Cancer has taken an interest in her and won't leave her be." Ever since then, I've always thought of it as a person. A person who wants...
    DarkWanderer16 DarkWanderer16
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 13, 2014

    Please sponser me, I'm am shaving my hair to

    raise money for TCT (teenage cancer trust) and for my sister crowdfunding.justgiving.com/chantel-taylor
    MerlinsWolf MerlinsWolf
    22-25, F
    Oct 6, 2015

    And I loved her very much.

    Nono, she is safe and sound and maybe I still love her. I supported her from the very first day when she started to google her symptoms and share her thoughts with me. Though it was very intimate, she trusted me. I was so worried for her but she is really such a strong woman...
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    Sep 27, 2015

    My sister (54) was just diagnosed with Uveal

    Melanoma, eye cancer! It is very treatable if that is the primary source, however, she had Hodgskins Disease in her early 20's, so the Doctors have to confirm this is the primary source. She will have a PET Scan on Wednesday and see an oncologist on Thursday to get the results...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Apr 21, 2015

    Well, we don't actually know this

    for sure as of this moment. My wife has a "mass" in her colon -- it will need to be removed regardless. We discovered this yesterday when my wife had a colonoscopy. Doc said there's a very good chance this is colorectal cancer. We will find out next Friday. Just realizing right...
    larrypoppins larrypoppins
    36-40, M
    1 Response Aug 29, 2015

    I Knew He Could Have It, And I Fell In Love With Him Anyway

    I met a man who makes my heart feel complete. He's funny and handsome and kind. He was told today that he has lung cancer. He's never smoked a day in his life, I'm the smoker... it couldn't be less fair. I don't smoke around him, he's hardly ever around smoke. He's 25 years...
    Fanson4Life1984 Fanson4Life1984
    3 Responses Jul 8, 2010

    Shame On The Medical Establishment (You $ick Ba$tard$)............

    .......for prioritizing a cure for erectile dysfunction and suppressing the cures for serious debilitating and life destroying diseases. Sad but true.......As you read this another family member and/or friend will lose their battle with a cancer and thirty-five 80 yr old men...
    tmajor tmajor
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Aug 12, 2012

    I wish we didn't know this dreaded disease,

    and understand that you may feel helpless. Please know that there may be something out there to help you or your friend. Something all natural, simple, and researched. Contact me for information.
    kayh89 kayh89
    66-70, F
    Oct 9, 2015

    February of 2013 my dad was diagnosed with

    pancreas cancer. He underwent surgery right away and started chemotherapy. He "graduated" from chemo in November 2013. I went home for Christmas & my parents broke the news that his cancer is back. He has a tumor in his side where his drain tube was from his surgery. We're all...
    KaylenG2121 KaylenG2121
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Jan 4, 2014

    I had just been diagnosed with VHL,

    a genetic disorder that produces cancer and tumors in my body, when my friend gave me a sample of an all natural US based product that I'd never heard of. I am glad my friend did not give up on me and cared enough to share. It has drastically changed my health and given me...
    kayh89 kayh89
    66-70, F
    Oct 9, 2015

    I Love You, Nephew

    Right now, my nephew is lying in a hospital bed. He was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia eight months ago. He should have had his marrow transplant by now He had beautiful, strawberry blonde hair. Where is it now? Chemo stole it. Cancer stole his wonderful smile, his...
    CoralieShadow CoralieShadow
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 19, 2013

    Today along with 145 people I am fasting

    and praying for a woman who's son played baseball with my son this summer. She recently found out she has pancreatic cancer. Her son is 11 and in the 6th grade. All of the 6th grade is wearing purple today to show their support. If you're a praying person will you please add...
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    Jan 11, 2016

    My dad has cancer. it's been getting worse

    these past few months. he's says everything's ok but I know it's not. I don't know what to do because I have no one to talk to about it. I also just recently lost my dog to cancer and I don't want to lose my dad. he's sometimes the only one who's there for me.
    Emilyd4 Emilyd4
    18-21, F
    Mar 25, 2015

    It Finally Won...

    I had a friend, a very good friend of 11 years who was diagnosed with brain cancer 6 years ago... she was an amazingly strong person and kept pulling though the chemo, etc. but this year it got her... she went back into hospital and was doing really badly, it got to the point...
    tryingtostaystrong tryingtostaystrong
    1 Response Mar 29, 2011

    So I have a friend we've know each other

    since we were little but we've never been great friends but is never let anything happen to her. She's recently been extra bitchy to everyone and it started to really bug me. I found out today her mum has cancer. I've never been mean to her but we don't exactly get on and...
    deleted deleted
    May 24, 2015

    My mom, she just told us today.

    Thankfully she found out early and she be okay.
    Missy3210 Missy3210
    16-17, F
    1 Response May 10, 2014

    I was informed today

    that my Ex-wife has terminal cancer and only a few days left to live. I feel nothing. No emotional response at all (I shock myself a little to acknowledge that reality). I guess I've already processed all the grief and loss two years ago when we separated. No contact whatsoever...
    MAXwho MAXwho
    46-50, M
    Mar 30, 2015

    I was just informed my grandmother has beaten

    breast cancer! it's been a long year!
    LoveOverHatred LoveOverHatred
    22-25, F
    Mar 31, 2015

    My Mom Has Cancer

    My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was about 4 years old. A doctor misdiagnosed her at first though, so it a lot longer until they caught it. I dont remember this because I was so young, but thats what my mom told me. About 10 years later she was diagnosed with...
    Amay408 Amay408
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Feb 8, 2009

    My sister is diagnosed with post radiation

    osteosarcoma at right zygomatic and brain area. Her lung affected too. Please share osteosarcoma experience and AIET immunotherapy treatment.
    Jochan Jochan
    46-50, M
    Nov 19, 2015

    This Beautiful Girl

    This is my friend Naomi, she was diagnosed with cancer late last fall. She is an absolute inspiration. Please watch this video and see how amazing she truly is. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWj_BPL_SjI
    battlewounds battlewounds
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 4, 2013

    Today I found out my boyfriend has cancer.

    . We don't know staging yet. We've only been dating about a month, but we really like each other. I am definitely riding this storm. I'm so sick of this cancer though. My mom is a survivor. I lost one papa and the other is battling. My uncle died of it.. I'm just so tired of...
    BeautifulinElevation BeautifulinElevation
    22-25, F
    Mar 21, 2015

    My best life long friend.

    Advanced non small cell stage 4 lung cancer.
    Kayparker56 Kayparker56
    61-65, F
    1 Response Jun 24, 2014

    It is weird how pain can remind you how to love.

    In the past year, I've been such a ****** husband. I've been completely mentally absent from my marriage for over a year now. We never have sex anymore.
    larrypoppins larrypoppins
    36-40, M
    Sep 8, 2015

    My father has just been diagnosed with an

    advanced case about two months ago. He has been showing signs for a little over a year.
    Encontrados Encontrados
    41-45, M
    1 Response Oct 6, 2015

    I watched my grandma slowly sip her won-ton

    soup. The frail women had not been able to keep food down in days. I could tell she enjoyed the warmth of the hot soup on this cold day. I knew she loved her salt, and that this must have tasted fantastic after weeks of hospital food and dry toast. My grandma's story is unique...
    annalea annalea
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 10, 2013

    Nipple Sparing Surgery

    My wife has been diagnosed with stage 0 DCIS in both breasts. The first hospital/surgeon only detected it in the left breast.  This would have lead to a lumpectomy.  When we went for a second opinion, the second hospital/surgeon confirmed an even worse case of it in the right...
    JAGandVSfan JAGandVSfan
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Feb 24, 2013

    Fight Cancer

    SUGAR is a fuel for cancer- cut out all sugar. Don't shower with chlorinated water or water that has flouride in it-A cancer specialist said he would never even wash in water that had either! Take tumeric pills every day. they kill cancer germs- look into raw foods and juicing...
    Frazzill Frazzill
    46-50, F
    Oct 11, 2012

    My mother is battling stage 4 cancer

    and I am having a hard time with it. I feel as though I don't have the support system that I need and everything is falling onto me. Can anyone relate?
    redhead029 redhead029
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 30, 2015
    RosalieHerrick RosalieHerrick
    26-30, F
    Oct 26, 2015

    I met a woman today who must decide

    whether to give her child chemo for his brain tumor or take him home on hospice. He's 7 and will not live to see Christmas.
    StellaNoir StellaNoir
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jul 6, 2015

    My grandfather was diagnosed with colon cancer

    about a year ago. My father's side of the family has a history of alcoholism and when this bomb was dropped on them, they all depended on alcohol to get them through this tough time. Meanwhile, my grandfather went through radiation and chemotherapy. The tension in the family was...
    justanothersteph justanothersteph
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 14, 2014

    My Story - Mam Has Cancer. End Of The World??

    i dont really know what to say, neither do i know where too start with my story. it isnt exactly a story as there is not yet a ending however, here goes… on august 10th 2010 my mother sat me down with my brother and explained she had breast cancer. when someone says the word...
    Ukgirl118 Ukgirl118
    18-21, F
    13 Responses Dec 23, 2012

    my birth mother has terminal cancer.

    my adoptive mom is 91 amd has high risks of multiple myeloma. I might literally lose two moms in one year. I know this isn't about me; they're suffering. but I just hate this. it might be a double whammy at one time, before I can handle it.
    WeirdHammer WeirdHammer
    51-55, F
    Aug 26, 2015

    My best friend was diagnosed with skin cancer

    last night. I cant live without her. If everybody would say a small prayer for her, I would appreciate it.
    AshleaHuff AshleaHuff
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Apr 20, 2014

    I am looking for the lady

    that wrote in and said her husband had got cancer after a liver transplant and I would like to be able to talk with her because I have a similar situation.
    ha1868 ha1868
    56-60, F
    1 Response Apr 29, 2015

    It's been a while since I've been on here

    and I had forgotten that this existed. I'm here now writing or venting in a way about a loved one having cancer. I've only known for a couple of days now and I'm completely torn to pieces. My grandma, my sweet sweet grandma has just been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer...
    AmandaLove19 AmandaLove19
    18-21, F
    Nov 9, 2015

    My Mom Has Stage 3 Breast Cancer.

    I hate that I have to write that sentence. Hate that I have to put into words the fact that my mother waited to go to the doctor, never did self examinations, never once took good care of herself and now has breast cancer. I hate that I have to write that she's electing to...
    Sammiebaby1016 Sammiebaby1016
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Dec 30, 2013

    My fiancee has leukaemia.

    I just want to know what can I do to help? What can I help to make her more comfortable and make her feel better. Any tips?
    caelmulryan caelmulryan
    36-40, M
    Jun 25, 2015

    My mom has cancer....

    . She has melanoma skin cancer in her brain but when it started it was on her left breast.
    meowkayla meowkayla
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 26, 2015
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