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I Lost Both of My Parents to Cancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 36 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Nov 21

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Oh, of course I could cure it, but I will choose to die this week. There is no one who really wants me to live because no one will give me the time I need to be a good person. So...
    TheFarmerAsACorpse TheFarmerAsACorpse 18-21 2 Responses Dec 11

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    In 1990s I lost my father and at start of last month I lost my mum.....so I feel like an adult orphan...... With mum dead if I'm out then there is no need for me to rush home...
    writer68 writer68 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 14

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    Next Friday coming is the 12 year anniversary of my parents passing. For sure I won't be smiling or anything so if you're expecting a smile, don't try. I'll be visiting their grave...
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 10

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    Well this Saturday December 13 will be two years and I'm dreading it. I miss my father but I'm also mourning my mother who died in April of this year. I'm grieving both parents and...
    cicisays13 cicisays13 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    I have recently become estranged by both parents. I could not take the constant harassment for money and verbal abuse from my father. My mother has never been happy for me but...
    pc3907 pc3907 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 2

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    Scorpio here! Ok so this cancer chic and I started talking on social media and then I asked for her number and she and I started texting/using voice text. At first it was great...
    scorpio1022 scorpio1022 22-25, F 1 Response 36 mins ago

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    My mom passed away from breast cancer about two years ago. I often come to this website to read other stories as it helps me realize I am not alone. I often blame myself for not...
    lostwithoutherr lostwithoutherr 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 12

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    Cancer is a water sign symbolized by the crab. Those born under Cancer will exhibit personality traits ranging from sweetness and loyalty to petulance and resentment. It takes a...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    O k so I survived it. but no one realizes all the damage that is done to a young man when he gets cancer in his prime of life. I was 28, I was doing awesome with my job, I had a...
    johnnystar4u johnnystar4u 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    I lost my husband at age 29, he died when our son was only 2 mos. old. Then my mom died from cancer. My dad remarried before the grass could grow on my mothers grave. He moved...
    SeaGenieTx SeaGenieTx 51-55, F Dec 9

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    It has been so many years (decades) now but the consequences of losing my only brother to Leukemia has never been fully settled.I was the only child for 6 years until he was born...
    BloviatingBuffoon BloviatingBuffoon 70+, F 9 Responses Dec 10

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    And I try not to hate anything. I lost a childhood friend to cancer, a women I knew since I was a teenager fought & won against cancer, & my father has had cancer 2 times & beat...
    Stickwithmebabe Stickwithmebabe 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    I have had a horrible year of cancer scares. Firstly, my father had a major operation on his prostate after scans showed cancerous tumours. It rocked our family as my dad is our...
    bdonk1 bdonk1 22-25, M Nov 30

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    24th September was the day I lost my mother to stage 4 pancreatic cancer, she was diagnosed in early April and devastatingly went in September. Being 15 it's been the toughest...
    isobelanderson isobelanderson 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 15

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    On Saturday, December 20th 2014 at 4am I lost my mother to stage IV Breast Cancer. She was diagnosed only 18 months ago and has battled it every step of the way. Unfortunately, the...
    cotjas cotjas 36-40 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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 Nov 26

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    My 10 year old daughter lost her life to cancer on March 5, 2012. At Texas Children Hospital in Houston, Tx. It has been the hard for the family to deal with and we miss her very...
    pstches06 pstches06 36-40, F Dec 4

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    Raising a family we always had pets around. As our children got older animals found us and our family grew to having two dogs (Great Danes) and four cats. Now that the children...
    LJay56 LJay56 56-60, M Dec 2

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    My uncle. He had cancer when I was young. I remember him being fun and outgoing, he took me out to places for me to play, bought pizza and went for walks with me.. And that's about...
    qwernia qwernia 18-21, F Nov 25

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    I lost my dad to leukemia almost five years ago.Words can't even begin how much I miss him,ever since he went life has never been the same. sometimes I wish I could see him just...
    mariaaonzo mariaaonzo 18-21, F Dec 8

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    I watched my Father die of cancer. For 3 years my dad fought terminal lung cancer. He died 3 years ago. I was by his side the whole time. I can never stop thinking about him. I can...
    heathermal123 heathermal123 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 14

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    It was October 10th 2008 I had just gotten home from school and I thought that nothing could down me on a good day because tomorrow was my birthday around 5:00 I get a call from my...
    Mrgreenthunder96 Mrgreenthunder96 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    So the HIV is evolving into a less deadly form. And also it's help to prevent the cancer cells to spread. ~Hmm.. Maybe this virus soon turned to be the cured for the cancer.
    Abnegation Abnegation 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 4

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    My mother died last night at 9:25 of cancer. I knew it was coming and was able to be with her as she took her last breaths. But it is hard thinking that she won't be at my...
    Lazzer13 Lazzer13 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 27

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    Colon cancer is when abnormal tissue or tumors form in the largest part of the intestine. This part of the intestine is called the colon. Some scientists group colon cancer and...
    jack69506 jack69506 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    This is my beautiful aunt. She was like a mother to me. On July 29th 2014 she passed away from cancer. I thought by now I would have healed a bit. There are some days I don't think...
    ladymedina ladymedina 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    Too many people...and my father just tonight. Fcuk cancer!!!
    hazeleyedangel68 hazeleyedangel68 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 8

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    My aunty has cancer and it's spread, she might not make it for Christmas :( :'(
    Emily97x Emily97x 16-17, F 7 Responses Dec 9

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    I lost my dad and a good friend to cancer
    Doctor124 Doctor124 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 10

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