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I Lost Both of My Parents to Cancer

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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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    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 26-30, M 1 Response May 1

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have lost both of my parents to cancer at a young age, I have no family that talks to me since childhood, even with great effort by me. I have a boyfriend who takes well care of...
    thelightisalwaysthelight thelightisalwaysthelight 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    Hi guys,i am new to this group but i would love to start sharing my experience. I am not good so i'll be making youtube videos about losing both parents. Here is a link to my...
    gatang gatang 26-30, M Oct 28

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    I am a 43 year old orphan. I know that people have lost their parents much younger than I have. But I feel lost and alone. I lost the people in my life who knew me best, who...
    idontgiveafuckasaurus idontgiveafuckasaurus 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 30

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    I was told from a very young age that my mother would die young due to her server MS, however it was not MS that took her away, it was cancer. I was 15 when she passed away and I...
    risaroo22 risaroo22 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I lost my dad when I was 3 years old and I lost my mum when I was 12. I was lucky to be cared for by my aunt so I never felt the loss of my parents greatly. Today, however, when my...
    8wrgj 8wrgj 18-21, F Nov 8

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    I was orphaned at 13. The time you need family most ! I had watched my parents slowly kill themselves through drugs such as heroine ! I didn't really know then, but know it only...
    mesh98 mesh98 16-17, M 3 Responses Nov 3

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    I LOVE to meet and talk to other "adult orphans." I was lucky enough to have WONDERFUL parents that left me with lots of amazing memories, but I still love and miss them! I...
    SouthernDaisy SouthernDaisy 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 3

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    Miss my mom & dad very much both passed in 2009. Holidays are coming and I will be missing them more. I'll never get over them being gone.. I love and miss you Mom & Dad
    debbieeee2014 debbieeee2014 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 15

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    I lost my Grandmother to bone cancer 12 years ago. I was very young back then, but I remembered how much she suffered with it. Then a few years ago it was my Auntie/Godmother I...
    WingsOfTheDawn WingsOfTheDawn 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I unfortunately lost both my parents at a very young age and have no memories of them other than photos and at the age of 21 I outlived my mam and am due to outlive my dad within...
    miikal379 miikal379 18-21, M Nov 3

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    I unfortunately lost both my parents at a very young age and have no memories of them other than photos and at the age of 21 I outlived my mam and am due to outlive my dad within...
    miikal379 miikal379 18-21, M Nov 3

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    I lost my grandmother in 2012 due to lung cancer. I lost one of my best friends due to a brain tumour. Last year I lost another friend to skin cancer. When I was 15 And I've lost...
    mparker7789 mparker7789 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 7

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    My parents have fought since I was very young, since I was in kindergarten to be specific. At the start, it was very bad. There would be endless screaming and shouting and would...
    changeisempowerment changeisempowerment 13-15, F Nov 18

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    I lost my father to stomach cancer when I was 14. He began to feel pain in his stomach about 1.5 years before his death. The pain strengthened form month to month. Unfortunately...
    alexalan alexalan 56-60, M Nov 15

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    I am a fairly introverted, creative, intelligent, independent, and empathetic young woman. I take pride on being all of those things. I love art and music, and express myself...
    zsigginz zsigginz 18-21, F Oct 29

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    I have been this way for as long as I can remember. My life has only ever had snippets of definite direction. You might think I would be used to it by now, but no. There are times...
    Heellover Heellover 36-40, M 5 Responses Nov 3

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    I almost lost my father to cancer about 19 years ago. I am just thrilled he won the battle. Cancer really needs to be eliminated from existence. My heart goes to those who lost...
    Profweird Profweird 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 27

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    Two of my uncles died from cancer. I know they are both in a better place now.
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    My father had long cancer. It's been 15 years Sins my mother became a widow. I was 2 years old. So I don't remember him. It never really bothered me until now. Lately I'm wondering...
    Miriam212 Miriam212 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My Aunt just came out of remission again. It's a miracle she stayed in it for nine months, but still it's a blow knowing that the cancer is growing again. She has battled terminal...
    NerdRock87 NerdRock87 16-17, F Nov 2

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    Breastfeeding protects against breast cancer (especially premenopausal breast cancer) . Breastfeeding appears to lower the risk of both estrogen receptor-positive and estrogen...
    JaneLovesTarzan JaneLovesTarzan 56-60 3 Responses Nov 5

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    Hey, my name is Daniel Michael R, I have hypopituitarism and this is the story of my best friend, the only girl that ever loved me. Her name is Samantha J. McClain, she was born on...
    DanielMR DanielMR 18-21 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I saw one of my daughters the other day and we were having a laugh about something that occurred when she and her sister were in their mid-teens. We can laugh about these things...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 61-65, F 9 Responses Nov 7

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    I just over a year and a half ago I lost my mother to cancer. I don't consider myself a super emotionally sharing person, but there are days that it seems I can't control them...
    Jhinsek Jhinsek 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 27

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    I lost my grandfather to cancer after he had it twice,a third time took him from me :( that was 3 years ago and I still miss him a lot
    metalchick18 metalchick18 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    I love my zodiac sign! I just love astrology in all. I've always been fascinated by the moon, and when I did research on the Cancer zodiac sign, I found that the moon is my ruling...
    2grunge4u 2grunge4u 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 17

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    Hello everyone. I am glad I found a place where I can connect with others who have sadly lost their child to cancer. My daughter Darah, was fourteen when she passed away - only a...
    DanaWood DanaWood 41-45, F Nov 18

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    When I was four and a half years old I lost my Mother to Sarcoma. According to cancer.net, this year, 5,470 females will be diagnosed sarcoma in the United States. About 2,190...
    katmcc katmcc 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    I lost my first wife to MS. I cared for her at home for nearly 10 yrs. she was paralyzed from her eyes down. She needed a lot of care. We were married for 18 yrs. She passed away...
    KDHARDY KDHARDY 56-60, M 1 Response a week ago

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