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I Lost a Parent to Cancer

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    Why? Oh Thats Why..

    I was seven when they found the cancer she was 37.  at first they thought it was pne.  but she never got better so they did a chest e-ray and found out it was lung cancer..  stage 4.  sadly the cancer had spread to her brain and posibly other parts of her...
    Madeline736 Madeline736 18, F 2 Responses May 18, 2010

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    Fu Cancer!

    I lost my dad about 1 month ago to cancer. lung cancer. he didnt smoke. im sick of the stigma of this cancer. i spent too much time "educating " ignorant people. . i have realized in this time of misfortune.... who is there for me and who is not.  the not list is...
    poppysmic poppysmic 31-35 1 Response Feb 28, 2010

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    I Lost My Father

    January 2007, my dad set my brother and I down and told us he had cancer. He was strong and positive the entire time, but I couldn't help myself. I lost it. It was not until he grabbed my arm and hugged me that he started crying too. All through his illness he was determined to...
    acl416 acl416 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 10, 2008

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    Story #256 Both

    I lost both parents, a grandmother, and two cousins to cancer. I have a feeling that is to be my fate as well. But, I am doing all I can to hold it off for as long as possible. One of the things I do is drink Pau D'Arco Tea. I don't know if it will do any good. And if I don't get...
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F Oct 30, 2011

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    Lost My Mother Two Days Ago and I'm Devastated

    I just lost my mom to stage 4 breast cancer 4 days ago. She was my best friend and I'm so devastated....I know she's in a better place and I would NEVER want her to suffer any longer..but now my suffering begins.   I'm having panic attacks and depression. I feel like I'm...
    IrishDancinMum IrishDancinMum 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 2, 2008

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    My Adopted Mother

    March 2, 2011, I lost the most amazing woman I have ever had to the pleasure to have in my life. My fiances mother, who took me in as her own daughter and was there for me when I needed someone the most. She was a mother to me. She was diagnosed with cancer January 2011. She had...
    bpoore92 bpoore92 18-21, F Dec 19, 2011

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    The Battle And The Rusulting War At My House

    iv had a great childhood, loving parents, toys i could build a castle with, parties on any special days, trips to the cinema or the water park but that seemed like a life time ago..... things changed fast it hit me soo hard i dont know how i kept standing dad just got sick thats...
    fightinglife fightinglife 22-25 Aug 14, 2012

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    My Mother

    My mother died of breast cancer in August 2009.
    PrInCeSsLiLo PrInCeSsLiLo 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2011

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    My Daddy :(

    My dad was born with neurofibromatosis. It has affected many of my family, in fact I have lost 3 family members to it. My dad is one of them. In January of 2003 he was diagnosed with cancer. He was only 37 years old. I was only 13 in fact, he was in the hospital on my birthday...
    daughter2champ daughter2champ 18-21 2 Responses Jun 24, 2010

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    I Think About You Everyday...

    I was 13 when I lost my mum to Cancer on 25th October 1998, I think about her every single day, it's just too hard to put into words...
    LucyComiskey LucyComiskey 26-30 Oct 21, 2011

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    My Story

    I lost my dad to cancer in July 1984.  I was only a year and 10 months old.  He had cancer of his stomach and from there it spread.  I don't remember him but I wish I did.  It still hurts to know that I could've had a dad that really loved me.  I always...
    Valentine Valentine 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 22, 2007

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    Wondering...

    My dad was diagnosed with colon cancer three years ago. I was living in another state and expecting my first child. He had a football size tumor removed that same year. It was a really harsh procedure on my frail and tired dad. He was in stage four when he was first diagnosed. He...
    aemartinez aemartinez 26-30 May 10, 2011

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    Cancer):

    I have nothing to say good about cancer. My real mom who is currently in rehab was in prison while she was pregnant with me... so I was adopted. By an amazing ladie to whom I called mom. She never dated or thought she would have kids. Having me was a dream come true, so I was...
    rye93 rye93 18-21, F Dec 2, 2012

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    5 month ago I lost a special woman in my life

    at the age 15 she battled for 3 years and sadly passed away at the age of 57 and I am still struggling to come to terms and need some one who been through the same problem of loosing a mam or a dad I. An talk to
    lucy2556 lucy2556 16-17, F a week ago

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    Lost And Alone

    i lost my mother to cancer when i was 14 she was 35 she found out in april of 2003 that she she had a gastric cancer and she died november 2003 i just feel so alone like i have no one to undrstand what im going thru i know it been almost nine years but the pain just doesnt go...
    HeartaBreak HeartaBreak 22-25 Sep 22, 2012

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    Do You Ever Wonder What Your Life Would Be Like If...

    I wonder some times what my life would have been like if I had made some different choices. When I married I wanted to stay married for ever & did not want to be married several times. I made a choice for my husband to never have any children and to never go on with my real...
    G601 G601 51-55 May 2, 2012

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    "Love you lots. Missing you already."

    I am hoping that writing this will help in some way as at the moment I am finding every day so hard. On November 28th 2013 mine and my family's world changed forever. My mum had always been in good health but she had smoked since she was 13. During that week she had felt unwell...
    Ogorman40 Ogorman40 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2013

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    Lost My Dad To Lung Cancer & Will Soon Lose My Mother To Lung Cancer

    My Mother was told she had stage 4 lung cancer one month before my Dad was told he had stage 4 lung cancer. They both had smoked since they were teenagers .My Dad died last August and my Mother has only a few months or weeks. She has one collapsed lung and still smokes. She is a...
    G601 G601 51-55 1 Response Apr 27, 2012

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    Gone But Never Forgotten

    I lost my mom to cancer 6 years ago.  I think about her all the time.  She used to call me everyday after I got home from work.  I miss hearing her voice everyday.  I am not crying over her death anymore but I still think about her. Now I am going through it again with my...
    teri58 teri58 51-55, F 3 Responses Sep 9, 2011

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    Too Young

    I didnt know my mom was sick for the longest time. the way i found out was bc my sis was listening in on a conversation my mom was having with my grandmother. when she came in to tell me i thought she was lying. but as she got more sick i started to realize it was the truth. she...
    gigi07 gigi07 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 17, 2009

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    2 Years Since Mom Lost The Battle Of Her Life Against Lung Cancer

    So I just read the first story I ever put on ep 2 years ago and I thought it was time to update on what has happened since then.. Wow.. Where do I start? I remember that day like it was yesterday still. It will probably "haunt" me for the rest of my life. So much has changed...
    dprince8302 dprince8302 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 5, 2012

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    My mom was diagnosed with cancer

    for the first time when I was 9 she battled it for a while. Went through chemo and radiation. She went into remission for 5 years and then got cancer again when I was about 14 and she went through chemo again. It was really hard on me the second time around because I was always...
    Inkedcountryprincess Inkedcountryprincess 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    Lost Both Parents This Year...

    In June of 2011, my mom and dad sandwiched their 40th anniversary with cancer diagnoses. My mom was diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma (kidney cancer) early June and my dad followed her up with a diagnosis of Colon Cancer. Mom went ahead and had the bad kidney removed and dad...
    Guinness112 Guinness112 31-35 3 Responses Dec 28, 2012

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    It's Been 14 Years Now. But I Need Some Advice.

    I lost my Dad to cancer when I was 5. He was in the Air Force, my mum is British though so when he passed away my mum, bother and me all moved back to England. I am now 19. The past few months though I have been thinking about my Dad more and more and have been very teary...
    dani1990 dani1990 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2009

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    Grief Is Not A Linear Process, I Miss You Dad And It Has Not Even Been One Month

    August -diagnosis day, , 2011 the end, the ten months which ensued were painful on so many levels. I cant even describe the feelings,  It just hurt, the cancer vicariously, watching my lively active father go from an active tennis player to a vegetable who did not know me.  I...
    papachero papachero 31-35 3 Responses May 10, 2011

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    Lost My Mom Almost 3 Years Ago

    I lost my mom to stage 4 breast cancer on February 26,2010. Everyday, I think about her. There's a part of me that cannot get over it.
    Smiletoday27 Smiletoday27 26-30 Feb 23, 2013

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    Lost My Mom to Ovarian Cancer

    I lost my mom to ovarian cancer in 2000. She had battled it since I was 8 years old, and had gone into remission when I was 10, but then it came back. She had 2 surgeries to try to save her but in the end, the cancer overtook her and she died when I was 11.
    sleepsunawareof sleepsunawareof 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 30, 2007

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    My Mom, My Best Friend, My Business Partner

    I lost my mom to uterine cancer on August 12, 2009. She was 61 years young. She had been a 16 year breast cancer survivor. My mom was my best friend. We lived in the same neighborhood and were business partners. We had worked side by side for 20 years. Losing her has been the...
    Taksand Taksand 41-45, F Jun 24, 2012

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    Cancer Took My Dad

    I lost my father 20 years ago to one of the deadliest diseases of today. Cancer is spreading like wild fire on a daily basis. It’s also leaving the families in a black hole of hurt and anguish whether the person survives or not. Once you have gone through it with someone you...
    Cancertookmydad Cancertookmydad 31-35 Aug 25, 2012

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    Going Under

    When I was 10 years old my father was diagnosed with a brain tumor. It was the hardest thing I have experienced in my life.  When my mother and I walked into the hospital room he looked at my mom and said " Im going under Kathy" I can still hear it.  ...
    fancysocks fancysocks 21-25, F Feb 21, 2008

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    Im Lost

    i'm 23 years old and from florida. I have a mother with stage four breast cancer, and i thought that was was very hard to deal with, than  7 months ago my father who was very healthy and had no medical issues died tragically. I was completely shocked and cant even describe...
    jminc jminc 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 5, 2008

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    I Lost My Mother

    i lost a parent to cancer january 3,2008 it was my mother my sweet loving mother she was 53 yrs. old . she was sick the doctor told her that it was her gallbladder. she got sicker and sicker we finally called the ambulance. they did a serices of tests. they still couldn't figer...
    ap93610 ap93610 31-35, F Feb 23, 2008

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    Making Our Own Connections

    I grew up thinking that I wasn't good enough or worthy of a good family or true friends. I was alone, lonely, and self hatred had gotten to me. I need to be nurtured, cared for and listen too. I just never wanted to be accepting of that when I was young and in to my later teen...
    Hugsdirector Hugsdirector 36-40, F Nov 4, 2013

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    Can't Get Over It

    I lost my mom, best friend, and the greatest woman I will ever know on September 17, 2011. I have felt a void and part of me feels like it died that night as well. I would give anything to have my mother back. I have felt alone and empty all these years still. I still cry and...
    jaalae jaalae 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2011

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    How It Happened

      Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - Tijuana, Mexico   When I walked down the hall, first there was Colleen; smiling, beautiful, the picture of health. Then my eyes fell upon him, my dad, seeming to have aged twenty years in the two years and four months since I...
    Gem1970 Gem1970 36-40, F Aug 22, 2008

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    Goodbye Daddy

    In June of this year, my dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the age of 57. On October 19th, he lost that battle. I am still having a hard time completely accepting the fact that he's really gone. I miss him so much... he was the glue that held our family together...
    msmagenta msmagenta 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 28, 2009

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    A Part Of Me Died With Her

    My mother lost her mom at a young age to breast cancer she would tell me how sad she was and how much she missed her I never understood the pain of loss. My mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer five years ago I never thought it would take her away from me she was strong...
    kittie8587 kittie8587 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2012

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    10 Years Ago Today, My Life Changed Forever...

     8 years ago...daddy got sick. I wanted to go fishing, he had to go see the doctor I wanted to play dress up && dance around, mommy said he need to sleep 9 years ago...daddy went to a big city  I wanted to go back home & go fishing, he was covered in...
    sailorssweetheart sailorssweetheart 18-21, F Oct 3, 2009

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    I Lost My Mom To Breast Cancer

    I lost my mother to stage 4breast cancer. She was diagnosed when I was 17years old and died when I was 20. I watched the cancer tear her apart for 3 years before it took her life. She was more than my mother, she was my best friend she did everything for us and I hope that I will...
    cmg2185 cmg2185 22-25, F Nov 24, 2010

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    He Was a Beauty Under the layers of Death

    I can still remeber the day we moved from my beloved home of palm trees and white sandy beaches to this grey, rainy, hell. The reason my father had cancer. I don't quite know what kind. I am to afraid to ask. He lay so peacefully in the white hospital bead. I can still remeber...
    dontrememberthisday dontrememberthisday 16-17 May 20, 2008

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    In Loving Memory

    I remember those two weeks when I was six years old and slept with my mom's pillow every night while she was gone. It smelled like her perfume and helped me feel closer to her. I missed her then, but I miss her so much more now because I know she isn't on a flight home. During...
    trashtotreasure trashtotreasure 18-21 Oct 7, 2011

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    I Lost My Mama Too Soon

    My Mom was diagnosed with lung cancer in June of 08. She fought hard but in the end she still lost the battle. My mom was my best friend and I just dont know how Im going to go on without her. She worked all the way up to the end and she never, ever complained. My mom was 47 when...
    dprince8302 dprince8302 26-30, F 8 Responses Nov 30, 2009

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    My Mother My Angel My Best Friend

    Nine years have gone by since I have seen your face,. Nine years since I have touched you, hugged you, laughed with you and drove in a car with you. I miss you like crazy and each day does not get any easier. October 14, 2003 was the worst day of my life. My mother and my best...
    PinkRybbonRider PinkRybbonRider 22-25 Jan 20, 2013

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    Mummy, I Miss You

    My mum was 43 when she was first diagnosed with cancer. She had intense chemotherapy for 6 months and it was a very hard period for her and for us watching her suffers so much. She was never one of those people who complained about life, if she did, it was because she wanted to...
    agoncalves agoncalves 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2009

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    My Mother Was Diagnosed With Lung Cancer At 40

    My mother was 40 years old when she was diagnosed with lung cancer. This was in 2000, I was 14 and my little sister was 13 at the time. We were in a car accident and need to be taken to the hospital were the emergency room doctor found the cancer. Within the next few months my...
    lacilaci lacilaci 22-25 1 Response Feb 12, 2009

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    My Mother Battled With a Brain Tumour

    Mum died at the end 1999 and was like many very brave aged 69 may her soul be free            Cor
    cor cor 41-45 Mar 3, 2008

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    I Lost My Mother To Breast Cancer

    My mother had breast cancer 11 years ago, went for chemo, mastectomy etc. She was in remission and 3 years ago it was back again. She fought back, went for chemo again, lost all her hair and was very ill, took a brake and went back for chemo. For every test she had to go you hold...
    Henika Henika 41-45 Apr 9, 2011

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    Lost My Dad To Lung Cancer

    I lost my Dad to lung cancer last August only a few weeks befoer his 73 rd birthday. Yes he smoked his whole life, but anyone can get lung cancer. My Mother also has stage 4 lung cancer and she just turned 69 and she still smokes. She was diagonisted one month before my Dad. She...
    G601 G601 51-55 1 Response Apr 25, 2012

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    Father Died Of Cancer.

    On June 26, 2013 by dad passed away from throat cancer. I remember getting a phone call at 430am from my mom saying the hospice nurse said my dad has hours to live. At noon that day he passed. I talked to him once because my mom made me I just sat there and watched him breath. I...
    mommyoftwo37 mommyoftwo37 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2013

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    My Dad

    he was a great man he toured the world as a manager for mca records and everything i do with my music is to make him happy but he died april 10 three days after i came to town to see him for my birthday yesterday would have been his birthday i now i cant stop thinking about him...
    dann042O dann042O 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 28, 2012

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    Miss You Daddy

    I lost my dad to brain cancer on 4-6-11. I miss him so much. I had to go back to school (I go to college in a different state). It's so hard to try to finish up the semester while feeling so depressed.We all thought that my dad was doing much better. The average amount of time...
    maddityler maddityler 18-21 1 Response Apr 27, 2011

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    Lost Mother to Cancer, 9 Month Battle.

    I lost a parent to cancer.  Once diagnosed she was in and out of hospitals/hospice for 9 months.  I was 20.  She was 47.  Far too young.  They called it non-hodgkins lymphoma of stomach I believe.  No tears, no reminiscence.  Just wanted to get...
    Benvana4 Benvana4 21-25 Mar 19, 2008

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