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I Lost Both of My Parents to Cancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 35 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    I lost both parents by the age of 18. My dad died of a brain tumour when I was 17, then my mum died also of cancer when I was 18. I have to live the rest of my life without them.
    Jen97 Jen97 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 20

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    I lost both my parents in my young adulthood, well I just turned 24, so technically I still am a young adult, but I feel so old. I lost my dad to Potts disease (TB of the spine...
    Priya07 Priya07 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Both my parents are jehovahs witnesses and when i decided i didnt want to be one anymore they kicked me out at barely 18 years old. i failed my college classes because i didnt have...
    jackyclements jackyclements 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I had an idyllic childhood. My mom stayed at home and was super caring and loving, my dad was the provider and made a decent living, and I had the best younger brother. We wanted...
    jerseygirl18 jerseygirl18 36-40, F Oct 7

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    Let's see here. I am a first time mom, my son is a little over a month old. Where my husband and I live I have no friends and family lives over 2 hours away. I am so sleep deprived...
    felicia26 felicia26 18-21, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I have gone through lots of disappointments lately ( out of job, failed exam, long waiting for pertinent program, being away from my aging parents ). For a very long time my...
    sexysandra sexysandra 26-30 4 hrs ago

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    It's still recent and it hurts. He left a daughter which resembles his face when he was a child. I am helping my parents process what happened and getting them to join a yoga group...
    Close2You Close2You 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 9

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    My younger brother died a month ago from blood cancer. He was 18 years old. I can't stop thinking that it should be ME, not him. He was such an amazing guy, he could have achieved...
    cyanesque cyanesque 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I lost my grandmother to either breast cancer,brain cancer, bone cancer, or possibly all of them. Sorry it's hard for me to remember, I try to remember the good things that...
    mistywolf14 mistywolf14 13-15, F Sep 23

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    Cancer killed both of my grandmas (Leukemia and Lung Cancer), both of my great grandmas (Throat Cancer and Brain Cancer), my teacher (Lung Cancer), several family friends and their...
    blondevanillaspice blondevanillaspice 13-15, F Oct 5

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    My dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2009. At the time, I was 12 years old in grade 7. I had no idea what was going on until 2-3 months later. My dad was loosing a lot of...
    lauranicole1818 lauranicole1818 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    I hate cancer, I just wish they'd either have something that will always cure it, or it never even existed. I'm probably going to get cancer, it runs in my family, my grandpa from...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    i was 15 when i met my boyfriend, we had lot of fun together he knew how to make me laugh and he always supported me in everything ..he never told me he had a cancer...and he never...
    brisingrrr brisingrrr 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I lost my mom to cancer when I was 20. She was only 46. I am an only child so it was extra hard to face the battle with no siblings to relate to and share the struggles with. I...
    HazelleS HazelleS 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    When Hannah died, I felt my world shake. Hannah came up to me in second grade, handed me an apple slice, and asked to be my friend. I never thought how much that one moment would...
    Lostneedsfound Lostneedsfound 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    A couple months ago I found out I have lung cancer. I haven't told my younger brother yet for fear that he will get hurt. Im doing chemo pills and they are really taking a toll on...
    19alexanderknight95 19alexanderknight95 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 23

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    So here's me roughly 10 years ago. Artist, musician, technician, teacher, touring with my band part time, working on some kids books and short movie scripts. Owned my own business...
    platoflats platoflats 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 6

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    So... Hi. This is my story. For the past three years, the man who was my fiancée and whom I have found to be my soulmate (do not be mean just because we might have been young...
    veryoldtree veryoldtree 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    A week before I graduated high school - the beginning of June of this year - my mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She fought hard over the summer, doing chemo and...
    icantbreathe79 icantbreathe79 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I just want to use this platform to vent out my inner thoughts.  I lived an excellent life with my wife and kids.  I was the only person in my family who was well settled...
    smarty75 smarty75 31-35, M Oct 7

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    I'm now 14 and have a baby boy called Vinnie my boyfriend is in a young offenders prison. I manage on my own quite well. Before I started dating my boyfriend I lost my virginity...
    madzbitch madzbitch 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I was checking myself out down there like I do monthly, just to see if everything's normal and good, and I noticed a little lump by my ..anal passage ahha. And I looked it up and...
    anonymousspleasehelpme anonymousspleasehelpme 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    I have lost my whole family when I was around 18. one by one in a very short while, also had to move away from my home and went to live alone. I was very protected as a child but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 29

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    My sister had cancer when I was younger, Got diagnosed with being one of those people with a poor immune system(couldnt go out side, could be touched) There is a thing call camp...
    LLAMAAAA LLAMAAAA 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer one month ago. The mass on my ovary was discovered through cat scan in the ER because I had symptoms of appendicitis. on Labor Day weekend I had...
    Lmm14 Lmm14 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    I had a best friend who was the closest person to me in the world. We'd talk all the time, even when we weren't together, we'd text each other from "good morning" till "good night...
    xmasquirade xmasquirade 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    I am not sure if I actually have lost her as a friend. But it has been more than a week since we last talked. She told me she is going trough hard times. And that I am maybe the...
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M 58 mins ago

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    I say that because my mom had beautiful hazel eyes mine are so dark they're nearly BLACK but my older sister got the hazel eyes my mom had some weight on her and a beautiful face...
    UnconventionalBeauty UnconventionalBeauty 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    Doesn't everyone and everything have both? Not necessarily in equal measures, but both present? Balance. Connection. Everything in harmonious opposition.
    niklb niklb 41-45, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I'm only 12. When I was 8, I was diagnosed with ganglioneuroma/neuro blastoma (no idea of I spelled that right) my chest was 7cm wide at the time and the tumor was 8. It grew of my...
    LovableJillian LovableJillian 13-15, F Sep 23

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    I'm 21 years old and live with my father and his wife for a while now. (All my teen years and now ) I respect them a lot. I wish my dad was a little easier on the yelling and...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 9

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