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I Lost Both of My Parents to Cancer

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    DeadHeartsAreEverywhere DeadHeartsAreEverywhere 31-35, F Nov 25, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    I lost both my mom and dad within two years of each other in the past 5 years. I am an only, and I had to do everything. no will, etc. all was unexpected. I was a premature so...
    prashworth1953 prashworth1953 61-65, F Dec 31, 2014

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    I lost my dad to cancer. He had lung cancer and he didn't realize it until it was too late. I was 7 years old when he passed away. He was 44 when I was born. Yeah I was definitely...
    srb76 srb76 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    It seems like it's so hard to accept the fact that both my parents are gone. My Dad died in a car accident when I was 6, and then my Mom died when I was 16 of a drug overdose. It...
    LifeofLewis LifeofLewis 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It was November 5, 2010 when my grandma ( dad's mom) passed away from lung cancer. Of course she was a heavy smoker. She'd smoke one every 2 minutes after she finished the first...
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M Jan 9

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    I just found out that my friend, Jasper or we like to call him MJ, passed away before my birthday... I was so shocked when I heard the news... Ben being his best friend stood in...
    Misaki7590 Misaki7590 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    My mom died from a tumor seven years ago.
    Jayroame Jayroame 18-21, M Jan 9

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    the two greatest men I've ever known were taken away from us. my grandfather and my uncle who was like a father to me. i miss them so much.
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    I've lost both of my parents in the span of a year. My mother developed lung cancer, even though she never had a cigarette in her entire life, and my father to a heart attack about...
    astute99 astute99 13-15, F Dec 30, 2014

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    It has been 5 years now. It still hurts to talk about it sometimes and I have moments when I miss her so much I cry. It was so quick, though. People talk about how they had friends...
    PanFaealva PanFaealva 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I began working for my current family in August, and I really love them. They have a wonderful, large house with a huge basement which has become a play room for the kids. They pay...
    KellaBug KellaBug 22-25, F Jan 15

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    This site seems great for sharing experiences and getting advice from people who go through similar problems, so here I am to tell my story. I don't know where else to turn, so...
    WanderingWraith WanderingWraith 18-21, F Jan 18

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    I was in love once. Actually twice. And I lost both of them. In different ways. The first was when I was 19. Even though I was young, it was not typical teen puppy love. Nor was...
    ManinNY ManinNY 41-45, M Jan 13

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    I lost my parents when i was just a baby,now i see them in my dream every night
    jasonwwijaya jasonwwijaya 16-17, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I can't say this loud enough. We just lost another friend to cancer this past weekend and it sucks. She was an inspiration to so many, my daughter's dance instructor, in fact her...
    2censored 2censored 46-50, M 46 mins ago

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    I am a believer. I believe god has protected me in many situations. I have really been distanced with him. I losted my grandpa November 2012, right after my mom shot herself in...
    shygirl1986 shygirl1986 26-30, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    hes 14 and he is an interent friend, i met him on youtube when we were both bearly 13. he means alot to me, we have aomething in commen that people dont like and we get bullied a...
    andylovesyou23 andylovesyou23 13-15, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I feel like a burden to everyone. Even to my own parents. I feel like I cant do anything right.
    osnapitsbie osnapitsbie 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    The Overnight Cancer Cure: MMS, DMSO, MSM, Citric Acid & Colloidal Silver -  Live link in comments. About halfway down the page it gets into instructions and etc.
    Heavenbound5511 Heavenbound5511 36-40, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    "Unstoppable Hope"Losing a child is the worst emotional pain a person can feel. As a grief counsellor, and as a mom who has lost a son to cancer, I feel it is critical we share our...
    danagoodman danagoodman 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    I grew up alone my life. Lived my life, most of it alone. About 99% of my life I been single and alone. Girls always rejected me, and turned me down. It hurt me back then, still...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M Jan 17

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    I have had family members overcome Cancer and beat it, but I have also lost family members from it too. A few years ago, I lost my grandmother. She had stage 3 bone cancer, and...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    My then mother-in-law died of lung cancer in August 2000. My dad died of lung cancer in January 2001. It was a horrible few months. I miss them both.
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    This is a lengthy post I am about to write and am doing so mainly out of desperation just to vent how I am feeling at this moment because I am drowning in a sea of unhealthy...
    LaGentilleDame LaGentilleDame 26-30, F Jan 6

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    Well, almost lost I think. I have widespread cancer, but it is actually a worm infestation. Various parasitic worms have mutagenic properties that could easily lead to cancer being...
    ResidentGoddessAstraea ResidentGoddessAstraea 18-21 3 Responses Jan 6

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    July 15th baby. I love my zodiac I love my water and my moon and I love the earth. I feel full of love and light and EMOTIONS! I am sensitive, but I love that trait because I love...
    Crystabell Crystabell 26-30, F Jan 15

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    I lost my mum to cancer, stage 4 melanoma. she was diagnosed late 2012 and was put on this trial drug. she seemed fine had to eat by a certain time and medication at a certain time...
    Mitchell92 Mitchell92 22-25 15 hrs ago

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    My granny died April 1st 2014 I listened to Slipped Away and had my first emotional breakdown, screaming and yelling at God to bring her back. I cried for an hour in my closet and...
    Ashthewolf7601 Ashthewolf7601 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 8

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    It's been 6.5 years since your passing. I was one year into my own battle with cancer. it wasn't looking good. I remember the day when you told me that if you could take my cancer...
    amc92 amc92 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    My older sister was diagnosed with cancer (liver/bowel) in November 2010 and she passed away on March 15, 2012!!! Through the long months of tests and chemotherapy, her faith in...
    sunnycaramelo sunnycaramelo 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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