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I Lost Both of My Parents to Cancer

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The privacy wasn't there. The communication was awful. I often wonder what made them want to be parents in the first place. In my baby book they wrote what they hoped I'd be. I...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I'm a divorced single Mum from the UK. I've got four children, two boys and two girls. I was brought up by strict and loving parents and I strongly believe in the virtues of...
    JennyUKMum JennyUKMum 36-40, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    So I decided to share my story with you all, because I can't find a solution anymore... I'm sorry for my bad english. I'm almost 18 years old, my boyfriend is 19 years old. We...
    1brokenwing 1brokenwing 16-17 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I've lost about 30 pounds in about a year. just stopped binge eating and starting biking.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 10 hrs ago

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    My friend's little brother died of cancer yesterday. He was 12.
    IvyEstelle IvyEstelle 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I have always supported finding a cure for Breast cancer, it runs in my family, and now even more, my mom has breast cancer, so even more now, I am supporting it even more. I want...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Hey, so i don't even know where to start.. im a 18yo girl. The last 4 months I'm in a long-distance relationship with a girl who is also a very young mum of a 4 yo girl. I'm...
    jeruo jeruo 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My husband was killed in an accident on his way home from work January 5th 2014. He was 41 and the youngest in his family. He was one of the best people I have ever known...always...
    Noryiku Noryiku 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Let me explain something here. Cancer is serious and has SERIOUSLY become an issue in our society...but why is it so much more prevalent NOW? It is a proven fact that Cancer...
    vero423314 vero423314 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I was actually born with cancer. I had neroblastma which grew with me in the womb. I was very ill and developed pneumonia and other illnesses on top of the cancer and nearly lost...
    smiler2015 smiler2015 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I lost my mother and my best friend/biggest fan best supporter - God i miss her so much:( -to Cancer-. She was diagnosed in ***1986*** (stage 4) she was told she had 6 months to...
    nsight nsight 46-50, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Unfortunately, cancer is an equal opportunity predator. Watching a young, vibrant woman with young children lose her battle with this heart wrenching disease can certainly make...
    Olivia1962 Olivia1962 51-55, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I wish cancer research was about saving lives instead of making money. I get so angry everytime I see a commercial with sick and dying children prostituted out for the...
    TotalityOfMe TotalityOfMe 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    17 years ago, I was 19 years old, a senior in high school. On April 8, 1998 I was so excited because we were taking our cap and gown pictures that day. Wouldn't be long and I would...
    brazeel brazeel 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    If i had another parents, i wouldnt be married at all. My parents were both awful bullies. They ruined so much in my younger years and now they still control me everytime. They...
    lonely4560 lonely4560 31-35, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hello...can someone face punch me and wake me the F%#$ up?!! The nightmare I warded off for the past 4 years is closing in on me...I have posted in the past several years ago about...
    mistygreene mistygreene 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    Sorry I haven't posted in about a week. It has been pretty tough for me these last few days. Today was awful too. So my parents were having some people over for lunch. The rule...
    soccergalxd soccergalxd 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've never been diagnosed with cancer, so from that perspective I cannot relate with many of you. My father died of lung cancer in 2009, and it was devastating for all of us, my...
    Nmajor Nmajor 22-25, F a week ago

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    Almost two years ago, i found out my mom had killed herself. She was a bit depressed, she has taking depression pills and some others to help her sleep. She had always been the...
    anonyyd anonyyd 18-21, F Jun 27

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    Ny dads mom. Not nice when young. Wanted dad to cut mom loose. After brain surgery. But dad was crafty. He had mom cover bills. While he did law school. Then got...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 25

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    I'm 21 and my parents recently divorced last year when I was 20. They were married for 25 years before my dad pulled the idiot card one night. He got drunk and accused my mom of...
    gymcheer1218 gymcheer1218 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    My best friend is fighting hard. We both found each other at the treatment centre and she became my best friend since. Both of us has been in remission and relapsed since. I just...
    etain88 etain88 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    I lost my mom for lung cancer 2 years ago. She was the greatest woman i've ever seen and i miss her so much :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jun 22

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    Just got of the phone my lovely cousin who has battled cancer for 2 years has just passed away , I would hope people will say a prayer for her , thankyou
    warnbronudist warnbronudist 51-55, M 4 Responses Jun 22

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    Well, one day I was with my GF Amber, she and I were at dinner and soon we made a bet. Because we were both gamers, we said who ever could survive longer in minecraft hardcore. But...
    Hazelhere Hazelhere 16-17, M Jun 20

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