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I Lost Both of My Parents to Cancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 37 People

    All This At 24? Really?

    First, I lost my birth mother when I was very young to lung cancer. I can't say I missed HER but I felt the void of not having a mom. Then, when I was 23, my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer too and I watched him whither away, this marine, my hero. Before he is even buried my...
    Fleetfoxes Fleetfoxes 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 26, 2012

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    A 30 Year Old Orphan

    I guess I am an orphan now....kind of anyway. That's what it feels like. I have so many emotions to process after losing my father last year to cancer. My mother died in 1998 of cancer as well. She was only 47. My dad was 77 when he passed. My nephew was born the same day my dad...
    artfulhealing artfulhealing 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2012

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    Both To Cancer

    I have lost both my parents to Cancer. My dad died in 2007 and my mum died in 2011. Sadly my mum didn’t know she had cancer until it was too late to do anything and died within 6 weeks of being diagnosed. I was at my dad’s beside when he died and walked in on my mum’s...
    Amsterdamed Amsterdamed 36-40, M Oct 29, 2012

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    4 Days

    I lost my mother July 24 2013, four days later my father passed away; both from cancer. They were divorced in 1996 and hadn't spoken in YEARS. They're now buried in the same cemetery, none of which was planned for.
    emslavender emslavender 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 15, 2013

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    Mother Of Many... Daughter Of None.

    I am a 33 yr old mother of 5.  I lost my mother to breast cancer 5 yrs ago and my father to lung cancer 1 month ago.  None of my friends know how to relate to me because they haven't lost even one parent, let alone two. 
    pariahgirl pariahgirl 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2009

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    Life Can Be Crule

    My mother had Hodgkin's Disease when I was 4. She fought it and lived in remission for sixteen years. She waited too long to seek treatment for an abnormal lump and got diagnosed with Stage IV Breast Cancer my last year of college. She managed to fight hard for the next five...
    jsmits007 jsmits007 26-30 2 Responses Apr 1, 2011

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    Both Of My Parents Died Of Cancer

    My father died of Stomach Cancer when I was 30 yrs. old and it was so very hard to watch him wither away from such a horrible disease.   Then two and a 1/2 years ago, my mother died of Colon cancer and I watched her health decline so quickly.   It is so hard to  go every day...
    sadandbroken sadandbroken 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 15, 2011

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    Cut In Half

    My mother had always had cancer form the time I was two. She herself lost her two sisters and father to cancer all before she was five. After a long battle through my whole life she passed when I was 16, a sophomore in highschool. We had already lost my oldest sister to cancer...
    Clover4 Clover4 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 13, 2010

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    In 10 Months and 11 Days, Both of My Parents Died

    On May 8th, 2007 my father died from Esophogeal Cancer.  On May 12th 2007, I graduated with my Master's.  On May 14th 2007,  I buried my father.  On May 17th, I had my wedding.  On January 9th 2008 all hell broke lose with my mother.  On February 5th...
    bakpakgirl bakpakgirl 36-40 7 Responses Apr 16, 2008

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    Untitled

    My name is Drew and i am 21 years old. I am an only child of parents who never married in their lives. They split up when i was 5 and never got back together. My relationship with my Father was always estranged. At the age of 15, I lost my Father t brain cancer. He was 40. But...
    btmn91 btmn91 22-25 Mar 12, 2013

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    Why Me But Why Not Me?

    When I was 13 my dad was diagnosed with colon cancer stage 4. He was given a year to live with treatment and months to live without. He passed September 95 a few months before my 15th birthday. Life for my mom and I got back on track we finally started living again. So hard. But...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F Nov 25, 2013

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    Cancer Cure Covered Up By Government.

    Type in any browser ( RUN FROM THE CURE ) I was blown away when i watched this video, i have known for years the Governments and companies that make medice would have covered up something like this. Please please please pass it on to all your list. It does not just cure cancer...
    reikiman123 reikiman123 51-55 1 Response Oct 20, 2013

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    Within three months I lost

    both of my parents to cancer when I was only 5 years old. My Mom died in June of '89 with kidney cancer and my dad passed in August of '89 with Esophagus and Lung cancer. They were both in the same hospital on different floors at one point. Being only 5 I never got to know them...
    MixItUpChris MixItUpChris 31-35, M 1 Response May 1, 2014

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    Halfway There...

    I know that this is for people who have lost both their parents...but I really am on that threshold... I lost my mother to breast cancer in 2002...diagnosed about 6 years earlier...I was 14 when she was diagnosed and 20 when we lost her... Now my father has been diagnosed...it's...
    Jewellia Jewellia 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 18, 2012

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    The Road That Never Stops

    As I've posted a full detailed story of losing my father, I figured it didn't really end there. The Life on 18th Street is all about my father. Though losing mom wasn't as horrible as losing my father for a number of reasons, it still wasn't the easiest thing I've done. Mom had...
    ButterflyGirl9521 ButterflyGirl9521 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 25, 2013

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    I lost my mother to cancer December 15 2010,

    her funeral was exactly 1 week before Christmas, that was hard my mom loved Christmas. she was and will always be an amazing woman, I couldn't walk in her shoes if I tried. My dear father just passed away 3 weeks ago October 30, 2014, I haven't dealt with his death yet, every...
    McKenna630 McKenna630 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    Missing My Mom And Dad

    I'm Megan and I'm 32. My Mom passed away in Feb 2013. She was my best friend, my confident. She had brain/lung cancer that became untreatable after multiple rounds of chemo and radiation and even brain surgery. I was 16 weeks pregnant with my son. My Dad passed just 6 months...
    Meganheichelbech Meganheichelbech 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2013

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    Is There A Purpose For Me In This Somewhere?

    On August 24, 1998, my mother suddenly passed away from colon cancer after going into the hospital three weeks earlier with stomache pains.  It was a blow to my three siblings and myself. On March 2, 2009, my father passed away after year's battle with esophogael cancer...
    pauladjohnson pauladjohnson 56-60 4 Responses Jul 5, 2010

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    My life has always had a turn to it about 3 years ago my father got ill and to today he is still ill he had a stroke by the way I am 17 my father had a stroke 3 years ago it left...
    americangal americangal 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Really don't know if you could call them "parents". More like the guy who got the woman pregnant who gave birth to me. Both were and still are drug users and were arrested several...
    gotzddem gotzddem 22-25, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 27

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    Sometimes I get lost… Waking up… I find myself Caught in a morning dream… Yes, wide awake, yet still I am off someplace far from here Restless in an empty bed.. I just can...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I would like to start at the beginning. When i was growing up I must of seen my dad hit my mom at least a dozen times from the ages of 5 to 16. These were never full on beatings...
    heymatt99 heymatt99 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    It infiltrates our lives silently and then explodes into a vicious monster plunging us into a world of pain fear and uncertainty.. It seems to be every where now, every day I hear...
    Hun1 Hun1 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    hey. I'm Sophia.: my parents are strict. and they expect me to be elegant and graceful, have high EQ and IQ. I have to be a good role model to my sister and I cannot go back home...
    SophiaKeil SophiaKeil 13-15, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    "I have cancer" and "you have cancer" are the most nerve wracking statements I think exist. A little over a year ago, I went to the doctor for a totally unrelated issue, he saw an...
    WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 27

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 27

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 27

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    We DOn't Know How Strong We Are Until Being Strong Is THe ONLY Choice! I'm wearing a shirt today that says this in support of pancreatic cancer, and in memory of my Hubby...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 12 Responses Apr 1

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    Tonight - I wept - I stood in wet grass - and did yoga by moonlight. I stood in my yard in the wet grass as it had rained earlier in the day. With the clouds overhead and the...
    TragicWhispers TragicWhispers 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    Almost two years ago I lost my Mother to cancer and it took a toll on me. It was soo sudden and by the time they found out that she had it she was already in stage 4. We found out...
    naturalwoman2 naturalwoman2 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I lost my cat a few months ago. His name was Monty, but we called him by his nickname peaps. He had the best personality a cat could have...gentle, affectionate, funny, and caring...
    brookemay brookemay 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    A large majority of my friends only live with one of their parents now as their parents got divorced. Its so common nowadays know body is even shocked when someone says that their...
    SilkyDoughnut SilkyDoughnut 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    It's only been a month since I lost my father to cancer, and now my mother might have it too, this is all too much, I can't lose her too, I just wish my boyfriend was here, only...
    AshAshyAshley AshAshyAshley 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    yesterday my best friend died in the hospital of brain cancer. She was only 13 so it was hard for me... she was the happiest thing in the world to me and I loved her like the...
    songwriterandsinger songwriterandsinger 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    For some reason they still think being 15 years old going on 16 in a couple months is still too young/dangerous to stay home alone. They drag me everywhere with them and who wants...
    ThePrettyOnee ThePrettyOnee 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    It happened after my first stay in a mental ward. My parents started arguing about whose fault it was and then they started arguing about other things. Eventually my dad left. He...
    Ivygirl96 Ivygirl96 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    on the 13th of August last year my life changed I found out my dad had cancer again, he had had it before but survived after having 3 quarters of his left lung removed he had been...
    kimmy24 kimmy24 22-25, F Mar 18

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    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...
    BeautifulinElevation BeautifulinElevation 22-25, F Mar 21

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