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I Lost Both of My Parents to Cancer

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    This post is coming something that I wish I didn't have more than one experience in. When I was a kid I lost my father to cancer after about 15 months from his diagnosis. After...
    Imnotreelyhere Imnotreelyhere 31-35, M Apr 29

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    For the second time as an adult, I've experienced what my Dad once referred to as a "Turn Key Life". However this most recent shift has been far more difficult to face and as the...
    FatoProfugus FatoProfugus 36-40, M 1 Response May 5

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    I believe that those of us who have lost someone to cancer should stick together. We understand each other. We share the pain, anger, sadness, disbelief. I believe that we can help...
    unpredictableprediction unpredictableprediction 22-25, F 1 Response May 11

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    My mom passed away April 1st right after midnight. It was almost a hour before that I went on room and helped her out her chair to put her in bed. I told hernot to smoke In bed...
    bootsie85 bootsie85 26-30, F 6 Responses May 4

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    I lost my dad in 98 due to him being hit by a drunk driver. Then my mom had her stroke in 01 when I was in 1st grade and I was literally her care taker until she had another stroke...
    TheAlyJ101 TheAlyJ101 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I lost both grandfathers in less than a week. One today and one last Friday. My poor father. My poor family. I don't know how much more I can take. :(
    PAGuy30 PAGuy30 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    My father is the one that i lost when i was sixteen. My father was visiting me in hospital for a stomach operation that i was about to have, strangely enough dad was having...
    Alanuin Alanuin 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    My dad has cancer :(whAt should i do , I cant handle it
    lara779 lara779 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    This became a longer story then I wanted to be, but its my story and I carry it with pride. I have always been a weirdo and I love myself for it. I am now in a point in my life...
    GuiltBear GuiltBear 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Hi I go by Fruity punch on here.I would like to share a personal experience that has happen to me.See I was disowned by my parents as of this year.But before that even happen.As I...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 1 Response May 13

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    Last Tuesday (5 May 2015) I lost another Aunt to cancer. She is the 5th person to die of cancer in my family during my lifetime. Cancer sucks. That's all my family has died from...
    CodeyL CodeyL 18-21, M 3 Responses May 10

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    In May 2013 it was discovered that my mom had stage 4 ovarian cancer. Hearing this news devastated everyone. It killed me because I was thousands of mile away from them.She was...
    Dandelionsblowinginthewind Dandelionsblowinginthewind 41-45, F May 4

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    I can say that I am a person who lived a miserable life. I am not writing this out of pity, but I just want to get this off my chest. It started when I was a baby. My parents are...
    redsilver26 redsilver26 18-21, F 3 Responses May 14

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    I have lost a very close friend to cancer now I find out that I'm going to lose another close friend to cancer.
    roykb67 roykb67 66-70, M 1 Response Apr 23

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    Sunday 3rd May 2015 at 9:20 pm I lost my uncle, he fought a battle with lung cancer and cancer won...
    ReeceDF98 ReeceDF98 16-17, M 1 Response May 10

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    Years ago, a friend of mine and I disconnected permanently due to something that her family member did to me. She took their "side," and so the friendship ended. I just found out...
    wickedtornado wickedtornado 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My mother was the one person in my life that i could call any hour of the day or night and she would just listen. It didn't have to make sense and there was always just the right...
    griff11b griff11b 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 23

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    I got a call late last night from my little bro.He told Me that they had found a brain tumor on My Mother.It was late at night so I waited until today to call Her.Seems they found...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 11 Responses May 6

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    Last Thursday, at where I volunteer there's a lad who's dad had lung cancer for a year and he got a phone call saying he had to go home as his dad wasn't well. I went in yesterday...
    LFCno1 LFCno1 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    My mother died of Cancer almost three weeks ago. She beat breast cancer twice and got colon cancer and died within eight months. Even though she been sick I still never fully...
    Jamieb516 Jamieb516 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    When I was a year old, I was diagnosed with acute leukaemia. When I was 2, they cleared me and I finally got to be a normal kid. I don't really remember tho. But when I was 4, I...
    ZacS11 ZacS11 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    she was my every thing and lost every thing with her.. my mom passed away six months ago to stomach cancer we've been through hell since she was dignosed i didnt imagine some thing...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 25

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    I lost my mum to lung cancer the very same day that my first child was born. After throwing myself wholly into being a mother and wife, I have never grieved for her. My son was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 4

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    Today, mothers day its hard, still it's hard even though eight years have past since my mother died to cancer. I remember her everyday but specially today of course. It's so...
    jmanu86 jmanu86 26-30, M 4 Responses May 10

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    I lost my mom to cancer when I was 10--36 years ago. Mother's Day is the pits even with 2 kids of my own. I try to focus on them that day & I am grateful & lucky to be their mom...
    rrthompson rrthompson 46-50, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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