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I Lost a Grandparent to Cancer

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    Not Really

    My grandmother had brain cancer.  She didn't die from it though.  She died during an operation to remove a brain tumor, when the surgeon messed up during the operation. 
    yoyy yoyy 26-30, F Oct 15, 2008

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    Grandfather

    I lost my grandfather to lung cancer about 19 years ago.  It still hurts and I miss him even after all these years.  But I know he is not in any pain anymore.  I was not with him when he died but my mother said I was the last one he asked for.  I sitll like to...
    rondat rondat 41-45, F Jan 10, 2008

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    Miss Him

    I lost my grandpa. He was a good man & always rode us around on his knee on the tractor aka the John Deer riding mower. He died of lung cancer from Agent Orange, at least that's what the doctor said. He did hold cigarettes. He never really took drags though, it was strange, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 9, 2007

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    R.i.p Papa

    I lost my grandfather last year to stage three lung cancer he was the rightful age of 65( still to soon if you ask me) he grew up in a small farming town of Lumberton Nc. When I was born I lived with my grandparents for a few years only cause my mother was in the military and...
    James19962 James19962 16-17 Sep 25, 2012

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    Yes, Two of Them. ...

    Yes, two of them. I was young; I do not think it made much impression on me.
    WinterCamping WinterCamping 51-55, M Nov 5, 2007

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    I lost 2 gandfathers from cancer. The first one I never knew, he died before I was born. Then the one grandfather I did know passed away from cancer as well. he was the only father figure I had in my life. I miss him so much. It's been about 4 and a half years now since he...
    Melody08 Melody08 18-21, F Mar 17, 2008

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    Tracing Flowers On the Sofa

    I remember it like it was yesterday... I know everyone uses that trite phrase to show that the memory is still vivid. I'm going to use it anyway. It was three years ago when I lost my grandfather to cancer. I just started dating my ex-fiance and was so confused and lost when it...
    pinkspikes pinkspikes 22-25, F Nov 5, 2007

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    Missing Someone You Never Met

    How can you loose someone when you never had him in the first place? My fathers father died of lung cancer about 2 years before I was born. It's so strange to miss someone who I have never met. I have only little pieces of information of him and with those pieces I've tried to...
    Fennella Fennella 31-35, F May 16, 2008

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    Two, In Fact. ...

    two, in fact. both to lung cancer and heart problems. yet, i am a smoker. go figure.
    JoshTurner JoshTurner 26-30, M Nov 5, 2007

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    Grandpa

    He wasn't my Grandpa by blood, but he was the best male role model I ever had. My Grandma married him when I was about eight or nine years old. Theirs was the first wedding I ever went to. I was a flower girl, and I carried fake plastic flowers. They were married in the Town...
    Glory Glory 16-18, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2007

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    My Grandpa

    I was only six when I lost my grandpa but his death tore my entire family apart and we're still struggling with it. He went in one of the worst ways possible. Back when he was a kid he'd received some kind of treatment for really bad seasonal allergies that involved radiation...
    NotAMouse NotAMouse 16-17, F Nov 1, 2013

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    My Grandfather

    My moms dad I called papa.... 3 AM second wednesday of April 2011 my papa died from cancer. He had a surgery about a year ago to remove the cancer. He had pancreatic cancer...This year his cancer suddenly jumped from stage 1 to stage 4 faster than normally. The doctors couldn't...
    LavenderButterflys LavenderButterflys 18-21, F Aug 5, 2011

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    Granny...

    i was only 9 when she died, but i remember her.  she and my dad argued from time to time about her smoking...  near the end she had a lit cig and her oxygen tank.  i dont know if the cancer started in her lungs and moved elsewhere, or what.  but i do know...
    SunnyKris SunnyKris 26-30, F Sep 13, 2007

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    *im Losing My Grandma To Cancer.

    There is a human being dying in front of me. Just a week ago, she could get herself to stand up. Before that she could at least get herself up. Before that she could use her walker. And now she's bed ridden. She's babbling like a baby, so doped on Adavan and Morphine. She can...
    skinnnnylove skinnnnylove 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2012

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    Never Met You

    Grandma... you died before I even met you, I know you taught my mother well, so thank you, for everything..
    Faithie Faithie 18-21, F Jan 19, 2009

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    I'm Losing My Grandma to C...

    I'm losing my grandma to cancer right now.  She is only 70 and has already endured so much.  I try to spend as much time with her as possible, listening to all her stories that might otherwise die with her.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 5, 2007

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    Granny

    I've lost my grandmother 4 years ago to cancer, my grandpa fought already twice against it and thankfully still alive. I've loved my grandma so much but she's at a better place now.
    ElizabethCJH ElizabethCJH 16-17, F Nov 6, 2012

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    Life Is Unpredictable

    When I was four years old, my dad had to relocate since he had changed his job. However, since my school and our house was still in our old city, my mom and I stayed back for a year so that she could tie up loose ends. At this time we stayed with my mom's parents. In this period...
    jasmine239 jasmine239 19-21, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2007

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    I Miss You So Much Grandpa

    about 8 years ago on Christmas Eve I spent the day getting up the courage to go and see my grandpa the only MAN that has been in my life and been there for me since the day I was born - he was my dad, my best friend, my buddy.  Grandpa could do anything!  He even gave...
    PiSSyPrinceSS PiSSyPrinceSS 26-30 2 Responses Dec 8, 2008

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    Miss Grandpa

    I lost my grandpa to Colon Cancer when I was 8 years old. I loved him so much. I remember the last time I saw him. He was in the hospital in a coma and the nurses wouldn't let my dad take me in to see him, he fought with them until they agreed to give us 5 minutes. He was hooked...
    cpetshks cpetshks 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 12, 2007

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    My Grandmother On My Mother's Side.

    I was never overly close to her but I did care. She had live in C.A. as long as I have been alive, I live in N.M. Not really condusive to frequent social visits. I always talked to her on her B-day and Christmas. First she got sick, then she had her first stroke, then a second...
    Wid Wid 26-30, M 1 Response May 6, 2008

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    Like a Father

    My grandfather died of prostate cancer when I was in 6th grade and it broke my heart. He was like a father to me since mine wasnt around...I was always with my grandparents and my and my papaw would take a daily walk didnt matter where we just always walk around for a couple...
    LipstickandBruises LipstickandBruises 26-30, F Jun 16, 2008

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    If I Have Met Her...

    She was 56...She never smoked or made anything that might have caused cancer... I never met her but everyone tells me I look alot like her..I act like her and I like the same things like her... She was also cancer (to zodiac sign)like me and when I think about her I bet...
    just4adream just4adream 19-21, F 1 Response Nov 14, 2007

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    Both Of My Father's Parents

    I was 2 when my grandfather died of leukemia.  They tell me he was supposed to die a few months after I was adopted, but that he hung on for a long time after that, because I was the first "real" grandchild (despite the fact that the rest of that side of the family didn't...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F Jun 3, 2010

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    Maternal Grandmother..

    She died of cancer a year and a half before I was born... My mother believes I'm her reincarnate... I wish... From what I've heard, she was a lovely lady. Never wronged anyone... A real angel... I wish I could have met her... Just once...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 18, 2008

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    Gramma

    I lost my grandma to lung cancer when I was seven. She was diagnosed in November and died the next February.  She didn't have long to live and it was really hard for me to understand what happened at the time becuase I thought she was just sleeping. She was biologically my...
    artistofharmony1986 artistofharmony1986 21-25, F Dec 30, 2007

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    Yes :( 3 of Them

    Both grandparents on my dad's side both died of cancer. My grandmother on my mom's dad died of cancer.  I just found out tonight my grandfather has been diagnosed with lung cancer. And he's in his mid 80's but has the sprit of a 20 year old. It's just not fair.  :(
    littleroo littleroo 26-30, F Apr 2, 2008

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    Nonno

    My grandfather died of cancer due to cigarette. When I was little I used to hide his smokes. He stoped smoking because of me, I was so proud of him!!. And then he had an argue with my uncle and started smoking again. I didn't ask him to stop this time, and I regret it. I know...
    caritus caritus 22-25, F Sep 13, 2007

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    Both Grandparents

    I first lost my grandma to breast cancer.  It was the first family member I had ever lost.  I was the first grand child for her and also the first girl...she had two boys...so I was her very favorite...LOL...and I knew it!  She was just the best and the family...
    Blitzsgirl Blitzsgirl 41-45, F Feb 27, 2008

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    She Suffers No More...

    I lost my grandma to a rare skin cancer when I was 18 years old. I lived with my grandma from the time I was 6 until I was 16...She meant a lot to me. She had been dealing with this cancer for about 16 or so years when she died. She had been holding on for so long. There had been...
    AllMyLove AllMyLove 19-21, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2007

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    So Long Ago Now...

    When I was in 5th grade my grandmother died of cancer. I'm not sure which kind. Back then I took it pretty easy, but the more time that passes the more I miss her. She wasn't my blood grandmother, but the only one I ever really knew. I miss her a lot sometimes. Like right now for...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F Dec 31, 2007

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    Unfourtunately

    I lost my great-grand father to cancer. I believe it was colon cancer. I only met him when he was on his death bed, due to family issues. I cried when he passed away, I don't think because he was gone but because I didn't get the chance to really know him.
    TiPoupon TiPoupon 18-21, F Jul 21, 2008

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    I Lost My Nan

    My nan and I were like best friends, I trusted her more than I have ever trusted anyone in my life. I lost a part of me the day she died. Growing up she was more of a mother to me than my actual mother. She had a brain tumor, it had been there years and the doctors found it too...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 13, 2007

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    May of '05........

    The May of my senior year in high school was without a doubt the worst May I have encountered......My grandfather (the only one that I have ever loved......)......Had been diagnosed with a form of blood cancer months prior and we had a pretty full schedule of going to see him any...
    dragel dragel 22-25, M Nov 5, 2007

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    I Lost My Both My Grandmoth...

    I lost my both my grandmothers to cancer,  never knew my Mom's mom.  Wish I did, as from what I heard she was truly a warm, fun, kind, person. I feel I was cheated a bit on that one. My fathers Mom was never there and remained aloof til her...
    glorygirl glorygirl 56-60, F Nov 5, 2007

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    My Grandmother Died of Cancer

    My grandmother had lung cancer and died a few years ago. Now my mother has just been diagnosed with it also.
    mylitlbratz mylitlbratz 36-40 Oct 15, 2008

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    My Grandpa

    He died of brain cancer when i was like 2 or three, so i don't remember him at all. Sometimes I wonder If I would have gotten to know him if he would have lived. What he was like. He's Gone now.
    adminme adminme 18-21, M Sep 27, 2007

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    My Grandfather

    I lost my favorite person in the world to cancer.  For the longest time the doctors said they didn't know what was wrong with my grandfather.  It was cancer.  It was the hardest thing I have ever been through.  I was my grandfather's birthday present, being...
    beaglewoman beaglewoman 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2007

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    My Grandfather.

    I have lived with my grandmother and grandfather, from the time I was little. In 1998 my grandfather was diagnosed with brain tumors the Dr said the cancer had come from some other place in his body but they could never find out where. They told him he had a year to live, I...
    pixieprincess pixieprincess 26-30 Sep 13, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    - Back in 2009 is when we first found out that my father had skin cancer but it didn't seem so serious so I wasn't so worried.. They talked about doing a surgery and after that...
    KickRocks KickRocks 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I lost my father to cancer on February 8, 2014 . I was just shy of turning 16 . He's missed so much in these past 2 1/2 months . I think it gets harder everyday . He should be...
    awkwardprincess98 awkwardprincess98 16-17, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I guess to understand the full depth of my story, it's best to start at the very beginning It all started when I turned 7. Up until that age, I has a great family. My mom and dad...
    heartsofgold22 heartsofgold22 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I am 27, I lost my father to lung cancer 3 weeks ago he was 67, i feel so sad and alone and i feel that there's nothing to live for anymore. what breaks my heart more is that i...
    DadysGirl DadysGirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Hello. My name is Kaitlynn. I'm 18 years old, and have lost my parents to addiction. I was born illegitimate to a young couple in their mid-twenties. My dad was in a band he was...
    Erealia Erealia 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My Story . . . The one I've been needing, so bad, to tell. Now is my chance. My dad died October 16th, 2012 at 12:10am. He was diagnosed with Lymphoma (cancer in the lymph nodes...
    iLucky iLucky 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    4 days ago I lost my father to multiple myeloma, a vicious cancer that attacks the white blood cells and bone marrow. I am currently 14 and my dad was my role model. He was my...
    idnar13 idnar13 13-15, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Three years ago my grandmother was diagnosed with lung cancer. I didn't really know what to feel at that moment. I just figured that she would power through it and come out winning...
    Angelmarie14 Angelmarie14 18-21, F Mar 23

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    Hey everyone, I hope your day is going well. I can't imagine what any of you have been through. I've never lost anyone close to me and for that I am lucky. My grandfather died of...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Last month I lost my Mum to cancer. She was my best friend and now I just feel lost without her. In the last couple of weeks of her life I spent every waking moment with her...
    bf17 bf17 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    On March 21st at 11:37 pm MST 2014, my sister lost her battle with cancer. I have decided to take a bit of leave from Experience Project and my friends. I will need to take this...
    newtonpark newtonpark 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    i lost my mother to cancer 5 years ago. and every single day goes by and my grief doesn't grow any smaller. she was amazing and perfect in every aspect. i dream to be like her.
    leahduffys leahduffys 16-17, F Apr 8

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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...
    Rena4 Rena4 31-35, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I am 23 years old I lost my dad 5 years ago to liver and kidney failure and lost my mum nearly 4 weeks ago to COPD
    lilmisscjames lilmisscjames 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    No disease scares anyone much more than a diagnosis of most cancers. You will find several sorts of scarce flu as well as meningitis that you'll have considered, but most cancers...
    Ryan5050yvs2 Ryan5050yvs2 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Among the scariest items about most cancers is always that it could distribute and turn into infinitely harder to combat the for a longer time is continues to be untreated. But as...
    Joshua7271bvu2 Joshua7271bvu2 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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