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I Lost Both of My Parents to Cancer

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Wow. I'm honestly amazed at how many of you

    there are... When I was 13 I lost my father to stage 4 esophageal cancer which eventually spread to the lungs. I have to say that the one thing I remember about it was that the ABSOLUTE worst part was watching my incredibly strong father slowly deteriorate physically. It's the...
    kpipitone kpipitone 18-21, F a week ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My mom died from pneumonia on Dec 3rd, 2014. Ten days later my dad, brother and I were in an explosion that took my dad's life on Christmas Eve. I take comfort in knowing they're...
    Alvll3ER Alvll3ER 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 11

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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 11 hrs ago

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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 11 hrs ago

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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 8 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    highcuresupplyinc highcuresupplyinc 46-50, M 20 hrs ago

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    after how many months after i post again, i just lose my father last 9mos. ago due to pancreatic cancer
    casicat casicat 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    People doubt us , but one of the most sincere sign in my view - cause im one lol . But cancer ppl are great ppl as far as I know.
    Stephenrko Stephenrko 31-35, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I lost my husband my love my soul to cancer November 2014 Tribute to my dear husband. Today marks fore month since the death of my dear husband . It was on this same day that I...
    toha1 toha1 22-25, F Mar 8

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    I am still getting over a painful breakup of a relationship that lasted 4 years. I am graduating from university soon and am 32,000 in student debt. Money is a daily worry for me...
    littlemisschaotic littlemisschaotic 22-25, F 2 Responses 35 mins ago

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    I should probably title this "I should have went to college" instead because at least I'd be somewhere else. It's been almost a year now since I've graduated high school and after...
    distortedreality3423 distortedreality3423 18-21, M 2 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 5 days ago

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    I have never met my biological parents (ones dead, and ones in jail). I don't really struggle with not knowing them because I live with two loving parents now. I struggle with...
    tbotset tbotset 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 hr 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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    My mom has always had a very controlling and manipulative personality. She always means well and at the end of the day I know she loves me the best way she knows how, but things...
    foreverinlove100 foreverinlove100 22-25, F Mar 17

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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 2 Responses Mar 19

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    Starting way back when, I was a very chubby child and my friends at the Vaal dam would always bully me and call me names like "Hippo" that went on for a couple of years until I...
    Robsbubbles Robsbubbles 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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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 5 days 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 5 days 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 1 Response 5 days 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 5 days 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 5 days ago

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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 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I need help!! I lied to my parents about college! Well the story goes like this, I decided to go to college far way home, but you know it wasn't were I wanna go, it was only my...
    Bella1314 Bella1314 18-21, F Mar 1

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