I Lost a Friend to Cancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 312 People

    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
    51-55, F
    1 Response Oct 1, 2010


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

     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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 12, 2008

    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

    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
    Dec 15, 2011

    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.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 22, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Dec 9, 2007

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 24, 2013

    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

    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

    RIP Anna, Johnny and the kids will be fine.

    You were a good friend. Passed 10/26/2015.
    1niceguy4u 1niceguy4u
    51-55, M
    1 Response Oct 28, 2015


    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

    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.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Aug 3, 2014

    She passes away over the weekend.

    We hadn't seen each other for a couple years then I got a call saying she had cancer and passed away! Wow. This life goes by so fast and we don't take time to spend it with people that's important to us!
    deleted deleted
    Jan 19, 2016

    He was a friend from high school.

    I found out that he had it for a few months before he died. He was married and had children. The last time I saw him was the 10 year high school reunion. He was out of work and looking for a job. I gave him some encouragement and we left on good terms. Little did I know 13...
    Dreampoet Dreampoet
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jul 24, 2015

    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, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    Mar 1, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    Oct 22, 2014

    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...
    RedEyesBlackDragon RedEyesBlackDragon
    51-55, M
    Aug 11, 2013

    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

    Too Much Loss

    so my first cancer memories date back to the early 80s. i went to a private catholic school, got awesome grades and had great friends. i don't really remember how i was told that my best friend had cancer, but i will never forget how i was told that she died. she had bone cancer...
    MarleyMomma MarleyMomma
    31-35, F
    Dec 12, 2008

    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
    18-21, F
    Mar 30, 2014

    He Never Told Me He Was Sick

    I had a very good friend of mine pass away from cancer a few weeks ago. The sad part is that even though we kept in touch after we graduated years ago, he never even told me that he was sick! Our other friend who he talked with on a daily basis knew he was, but didn't know that...
    Spedunk Spedunk
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 18, 2009

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 4, 2014

    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
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 18, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    Oct 22, 2014

    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, 2014

    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

    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
    Apr 4, 2012

    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
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 18, 2008

    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

    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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