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I Lost a Friend to Cancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 284 People

    An open letter Dear Marie It's been 5 years

    now since you've past away. I still haven't seen your gravestone. I've heard it's beautiful - just like your soul. You might don't wanna talk to me anymore. I know I bailed on you. I wasn't there for you when you needed me. You, Emilie, and I used to be best friends. "A gang...
    Lindadk Lindadk 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    On A Whole Different Continent

    I was in Perth, Australia meeting new family when I found out. It was July 17th back home in the States. So it would have been about 2 am on the 18th in Perth. I had just gotten back a weekend in Kalbarie with my family and was checking my Facebook once more before I went to bed...
    NecromancersRequiem NecromancersRequiem 18-21, F Nov 22, 2011

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    Too Young to Die.

    When I was in grade school I met a girl who was the sweetest person I'd ever met. I think we were in 1st or 2nd grade. I didn't have many friends. I was the "fat kid" who got made fun of alot. When she moved to our school we instantly became friends. She was so much fun...
    UniqueStar UniqueStar 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 8, 2007

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    Adam

    I met Adam when we were 11. Since then, we became best friends and were always together. But, when we were 18, he found out that he had stage 4 stomach cancer which spread to esophagus, liver and lungs. The doctors said he would have no more than six months of life, and they...
    thephillip thephillip 22-25, M Jul 2, 2013

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    I Miss My Friend and I Feel Guilty

    I miss my friend and I still feel guilty about not seeing her right before she passed.  She had battled cancer more than half of her life.  I met her in high school and we became friends after we starting working at a retail store together.  We definitely had our...
    GR8Chick GR8Chick 31-35, F 9 Responses Jul 16, 2007

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    She was so young. She was beautiful last time I

    saw her and she still is beautiful when I saw her for the very last time. I will never forget when we first met. Heaven couldn't wait for her. Be safe, wherever you are.
    nostalgickittens nostalgickittens 16-17 Mar 1

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    I Lost My Best Friend, Lover And Supporter

    When I was 12. My doctor told me that I had leukemia and I had to stay in the hospital for a while. I hated the hospital, I hated my disease, and most of all I was angry. at my parents, doctors and the world. The only one I could really talk with was a boy on pediatrics, Alan...
    floortje1309 floortje1309 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 24, 2013

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    So Young

    We just found out that the daughter of good friends of ours passed away this morning from cancer...she was only 23. She had been married less than 1 year and had been battling cancer for the past two years. Just last Thursday the doctors told her that there would be no more chemo...
    weather1965 weather1965 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 22, 2008

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    One Week

    I have often thot that when my friend Brooke has struggled with it for a couple years , lost all her hair, then all her teeth! and on and on, over and over , cycle on cycle off. Then my friends husband got lung cancer , he was sicker with the chemo than without it . He died june...
    IFoundYourDiary IFoundYourDiary 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2010

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    My Friend Jill

    Last Friday my good friend, Jill, died after dealing with cancer for only a year. She was only 46.  Jill had a wonderfully obnoxious laugh that was way too loud and blasty. She had a great sense of humor, was sarcastic and sassy and always made me laugh...
    KLSmyz KLSmyz 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 17, 2008

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    Cancer Is An Epidemic Reaching Everyone

    I have experienced this cruel disease also. Friends have succumbed and also family members.....Right now my brother is dying from liver cancer. The docs gave him 6 months to live but I think he has 6 weeks. It is a disgusting disease and there is no dignity in dying of CANCER...
    soccity soccity 51-55, F 1 Response May 22, 2011

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    She died because of cancer.

    I don't know what kind of cancer it is. She died last January 25, 2014 and today (August 4, 2014) is her 24th birthday... I really missed her. :( She's really a good friend, a fighter, a true friend... I love her.May she rest in peace.
    smjuap21 smjuap21 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 3

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    When Hannah died, I felt my world shake.

    Hannah came up to me in second grade, handed me an apple slice, and asked to be my friend. I never thought how much that one moment would change my life. She didn't tell me she had cancer when we met. I just thought she was a kid who got sick all the time. She always missed...
    Lostneedsfound Lostneedsfound 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Beavis And Butthead

    When I was 14 I had a good friend named Greg Reynolds. We had only met at the beginning of the 8th grade but he was hilarious and we would go around acting like Beavis and Butthead everywhere we went. He could do a mean Beavis and I had braces and was spot on with my Butthead...
    Kennison7 Kennison7 31-35, M Jun 29, 2013

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    GOD Will Still Work Miracles!

    I am so blessed at this point in my life. All my prayers are being answered. Everynight when I pray my prayers become smaller and smaller because day by day *GOD* continues to answer them. I know he is there, I know he is working in my life, I know he is real AND I KNOW HE IS...
    PrincessLovesGod PrincessLovesGod 16-18, F 4 Responses Mar 18, 2008

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    My 2nd Mother

    I recently lost a very wonderful lady who I loved as a friend a mother and someone who only would listen to me while telling a story. She wasnt ever the one to judge me. I just lost her from battling cancer. It happened to be my best friends mother, I was friends to her whole...
    Cateyes420 Cateyes420 31-35, F Sep 28, 2012

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    True Fighter

    My friend Robert lost his battle w gastric cancer this year on May 28th.. He was a.true fighter til that day he fought hard to maintain his strength for the.sake of wanting to continue to live his.life.to.the.fullest w his.friends.and.family that love him dearly.. Only 45 yrs old...
    this1is4u this1is4u 36-40, F Oct 5, 2012

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    He was a good man, I met him

    when we were 14. He was always funny, and knew how to make us all laugh. He had already battled cancer last year and beat it, sadly a few months ago it came back. He passed the 28th, it was just announced yesterday. It feels unreal, I can still picture him laughing, joking...
    GamerDustBunny GamerDustBunny 26-30, F Mar 6

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    I Forgot............

    Oh yeah I survived this dreaded disease..... Forgot to tell because I was intent on talking about my brother..............
    soccity soccity 51-55, F May 22, 2011

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     well i didnt really lose my friend,

    she was my moms friend but she was like another mother to me until she moved away a few years ago. anyway she had lukemia. and i was named after her..my middle names elizabeth and her name was lizzie. when i was little she'd take care of me when my parents asked. she was a fun...
    lookingforastar lookingforastar 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2008

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    I'm Sorry...

    Al was 23. Very cute, popular, athletic and built. Although he had his share of problems, he would do anything for those he cared about. He excelled at his job too, which happened to be just across the street... I had been living with my boyfriend for about a...
    JustPlainMe JustPlainMe 19-21, F 3 Responses Sep 6, 2007

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    How Long Will It....

    I lost my best friend to cervical cancer 13 years ago in Nov, right before thanksgiving. I still have not gotton up the courage to post my story. I would like to know if anyone else has this problem. Every year November is such a bad month for me, because she died in November...
    strawberry1969 strawberry1969 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2007

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    Suddenly Gone

    A few weeks ago I was pulled out of my classroom in the early morning by a friend and dragged into the girls’ bathroom. I didn’t know what to expect, but I know it wasn’t what I heard. She told me our friend who was diagnosed with leukaemia had passed away...
    Floydess Floydess 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 8, 2010

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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 chemotherapy. My mom said that I was the only one who played with him. I remember when we'd sit together at lunch time and laugh. I wondered...
    LeoLove0803 LeoLove0803 16-17, F Mar 30

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    Cancer

    this is something i do not know much about except that there is no cure.  and it is not discriminatory. i lost a friend yesterday to cancer.  she was 51 years old.  she was chinese/vietnamese.  she spoke 6 languages.  she was a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt.  she...
    litabug3 litabug3 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 27, 2012

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    Last summer was the last time I saw him full of

    life and healthy. That September he was diagnosed with a rare, genetic but not hereditary cancer. Nobody in the friend group knew just how bad it was until he was in hospice care. "He is only twenty." we would tell eachother. "He can beat this". After all, another friend in the...
    kalleyboe kalleyboe 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    He Died.......i Didn't....

    We only knew each other a few weeks but what we were going through made a strong bond between us even though we didn't understand each other, he was Danish and I Icelandic. I was receiving radiation therapy and starting chemo therapy in the state hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark...
    Spiritsinger Spiritsinger 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 24, 2009

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    It will be a gear ago in December

    that I lost one of my very good friends due to cancer. I sang at her funeral and the song still brings tears to my eyes. I am so lost without her and I miss her so much. I know she is in heaven though because she was a strong believer in God. I love and miss you Adalyne.
    momoshep142 momoshep142 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    Oooooooooooooooooooo

    I lost my mom to cancer wen I was seven she was fighting it for a long time and I never got to see her before she died and I wish I wouldn’t have gotten to know her better
    tiara1992 tiara1992 18-21, F Sep 11, 2011

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    It will be a gear ago in December

    that I lost one of my very good friends due to cancer. I sang at her funeral and the song still brings tears to my eyes. I am so lost without her and I miss her so much. I know she is in heaven though because she was a strong believer in God. I love and miss you Adalyne.
    momoshep142 momoshep142 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    S. Died Suddenly It Was Thought to Be Liver Cancer

    S. was only 64.  I knew him over 20 years since I was close friends with his wife, Nancy.  She was so type A in her personality and he was so type B.  They were a great couple, both intelligent, and fun, but definitely on different sides of the emotional spectrum...
    ginger1979 ginger1979 41-45, F Jan 26, 2008

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    My Friend Who Was A Second Mother To Me Died From Cancer That Was Misdiagnosed

    I met my friend about 12 years ago when she became my co-worker. She was old enough to be my mother (25 years older than me) and interesting enough some of her life experiences were similiar to me. Both of us grew up in single parent homes and both of us were very young when...
    nascarlucy nascarlucy 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2012

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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 had with her anywhere else. No one comes even close.
    hebr0 hebr0 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    My Losses</3

    I had a best friend since the 2nd grade... His name is Mikio we got along instantly when we met, he moved away in the 4th grade and camBre back in the 5th grade, though at the time i was(and is) suffering from mental heath issues and bullying at school, so i dropped out at a...
    Tirun Tirun 13-15 Dec 15, 2011

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    Mathew Was My Rock

    I lost my friend when I was 19, he had not long turned 21. We had been friends since I was 3, and although there were a couple of years here and there that we didn't see as much of each other, we were good friends. His death is so far the worst point in my life, I have never felt...
    Lauren2107 Lauren2107 22-25 Apr 4, 2012

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    R.I.P Brittany Mckinny 1993-2007

     Why? Written by: Aly Ahrens   We were never great friends Just always said "hi Now I miss her and have to ask why? Why this 14 year old girl So full of life Why did she have to die so early Amidst all the strife Luekemia's evil face carried her away...
    dustygirl122 dustygirl122 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 9, 2007

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    Leukemia

    We first met when I first moved to the town I now live in. My mom and I went down to the laundry mat and when I met her we instantly hit it off. Our moms met and were friends almost instantaneously. We later found out that I was in her class and we were practically inseparable...
    mumucachu366 mumucachu366 16-18, F Nov 26, 2007

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    Thursday was a rough day my friend who's been

    sick with cancer passed away and even though she's no longer in pain and not suffering I am just so sad and lost! She's was such an amazing person and I feel super lucky to have known her and even knowing this was coming I could never prepare my self for this
    Rena4 Rena4 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 18

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    He was my dads friend I knew his daughter a

    little And I knew him When he died of cancer I could not believe it That night I cried I look at the ceiling and said Bull if ur listening I miss u and u are a great man and god please take care of him His nickname is bull I don't know his true name He love motorcycles they...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    Amy, My Closest Friend From Childhood.

    Even as i sit working on my sculpture of my winged pterodactyl, i can't help but think of one of my closest friends ever as well as my first female friend that i ever ,well, made friends with.At about nine years of age,Amy was about one year older than me; but we didn't quite...
    dragonfang dragonfang 51-55, M Aug 11, 2013

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    I Wasn't There.

    365 days ago, one of the best people I have ever known left this life. She was an amazing mother of 3 who would do anything for anyone at any time. Kristin and I met when we were high school freshmen. She started about the middle of the school year and we had the same...
    cr4zyf4ce cr4zyf4ce 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 30, 2012

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    Sweetest Woman In The World

    Her name was Michelle. When I met her, she already had breast cancer. She should have, and would have beat it, but was misdiagnosed for 2 years. For the next year and a half that I knew her, it just spread and spread. She spent the last 3 weeks of her life trying to fight it, in...
    sab01 sab01 26-30, F Aug 23, 2012

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