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I Lost Both of My Parents to Cancer

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Aug 15, 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 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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    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...
    NothinginmyWAY NothinginmyWAY 31-35, F Nov 25, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I lost my Dad 2012 and I have recently lost my Mom on June 7 it's been a little over a month and I am just now starting to feel depressed. They both passed from cancer and I don't...
    LifeSucksxoxo LifeSucksxoxo 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Most people don't join this "club" until well late into life. They have the pleasure of knowing and having their parents around for many years. My father died of Melanoma 6 months...
    blovedsmle blovedsmle 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    It was last year when my family got the call around midnight. i was still up because it was vacation. I heard my dad say im so sorry for your loss dee. thats when i knew my uncle...
    outsidelookingin99 outsidelookingin99 13-15, F Jul 21

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    I lost both the girl I loved and my daughter (non-biological but I loved her all the same) on the same night. My girlfriend finally reached the end of her rope and I should of seen...
    Mordacai Mordacai 18-21, M 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    When I was about four years old I was diagnosed with a rare form of thyroid cancer. Along with this I also had a stroke, who knows how many radiation treatments and about a dozen...
    theartist102 theartist102 22-25, M 9 hrs ago

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    This has been a interesting and scary journey and as yet I do not know how it will end. It began when I went in for a a colonoscopy I asked the doctor to do an upper scope as well...
    lifedrawing lifedrawing 61-65, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    So Im 22 years old and I've been dating a marine for about 3 years now. him and i started long distance. we did meet in person prior to starting a serious relationships. Him and i...
    ilmdp ilmdp 22-25, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I've had some dark days in the 25 years of my life and this summer some new ones were added to that. I watched my mother die of cancer at 16, and within a year after her death, I...
    heartsofgold22 heartsofgold22 22-25, F Jul 9

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    What was I thinking? I lost my wallet in the supermarket. I reported it to the lost and found counter and waited 2 hours but no one has turned it in. I reported it to the police...
    Sugaray0212 Sugaray0212 31-35 16 hrs ago

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    So back in 2006 my mother ended up getting ill. She wasn't feeling and refused to go to the doctors. You see mom was a very stubborn woman and I'm pretty sure I get that from her...
    LifeOfaMarineGirlfriend20 LifeOfaMarineGirlfriend20 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I had cancer when I was 3 years old I have cancer because my parents smoke and I have cancer from that lung cancer and Herat cancer I can't breathe much any more
    painfulwedgiegirl painfulwedgiegirl 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer about two days ago. I thought we caught it early, but today on top of having two lumps in her breast they found another one. The doctor says...
    boomkimchaloy boomkimchaloy 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My family has a history of diseases, especially cancer. These diseases were what left my mother and her siblings orphans at young ages. I knew that one of my grandparents was...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 16-17 2 days ago

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    Let my start off by saying that I'm a Christian and I am gay. I live with both my parents and my younger brother and I have a dog. I've been dating a guy for the past 2 months. We...
    jowaymedina jowaymedina 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 3

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    I've just finished my sophomore year of college, my father died after a long battle with cancer last month. The duration of his illness prepared me in some aspects for his death...
    yellowprint yellowprint 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Dear mom Thank you for divorcing my father! I have often wondered what happened to him; why he wanted me so much and yet never came to visit me after you kicked him out. I never...
    Vanaheim Vanaheim 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Im breaking down. There's only so much **** a person can take before they either go crazy, not give a ****, or just lose faith. Well sometimes I feel like I'm going a little crazy...
    Jess7787 Jess7787 26-30, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    My bestfriend and I were closer than close. We had an unbreakable bond. We did almost everything together. We talked/texted every day basically all the time. I met her in Junior...
    justkeepgoingfoward justkeepgoingfoward 16-17, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Cancer is a terrible thing. From losing my Grandfather and my Aunt. My grandfather had liver cancer and passed away not long ago, maybe a couple months. I miss him. He means so...
    Kaylamarie9413 Kaylamarie9413 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    It's been almost one month since my mother died of pancreatic cancer. Cancer killed her slowly since she was diagnosed nearly 3 years ago. I'm not a religious person and I don't...
    orientador orientador 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    I’m feeling really horrible at the moment so prepare yourself for a rather depressing story. I just really need to write to my heart’s content right now, so I’m sorry if it...
    thatgirlwithapen thatgirlwithapen 22-25, F Jul 13

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    3 years ago, I lost my father to a lung cancer. He was 41 and I was still in junior high. And since then, my grandparents put me in charge as the head of the family. But my mom has...
    kiarna811 kiarna811 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I lost mama and I so miss her. I still love her a lot, and it's hard to go on without her. Sometimes it's terrible. I don't believe cancer killed her, her time in this worldly word...
    Meryaz Meryaz 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    My grandfather (poppy) had been fighting his battle with cancer for 5years. On the 11th of July, last week, he lost that battle. Seeing him just a few weeks before he passed, it...
    edenfw edenfw 16-17, F Jul 19

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    Jo here! I'm 44 and a single mum of four girls. I spank my girls with a hairbrush in the diaper position when they misbehave . A spanking in our house happens one to two times a...
    JoMumOfFour JoMumOfFour 41-45, F 7 Responses Jul 21

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    I lost my wife to breast cancer Mothers Day weekend 2013. She had been battling for 5 years ..she was 43 when she passed away leaving me with a 7 year old daughter who only knows...
    bigbryman bigbryman 41-45, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm a Capricorn. I met my Cancer friend at my church. She gave a talk about a retreat and then after she was at a table for sign-ups and my mom and I went over and she signed me up...
    hazellmo0n hazellmo0n 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I don't know how long I will be able to live with my parents. My dad took my laptop cause he tought that I played too much video games but a) I used my computer 2h a day and b) I...
    Draconem Draconem 13-15, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Three years ago my good friend went missing. It was the last day of junior year in high school and she was dressed up nicer than usual. When I last saw her in the hallway she said...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F Jul 17

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    When I was 7 years old, I lost my dog. It was very hard since he was my best friend, he was getting to old (17 years old). When I was 12 years old, I lost my great grandfather...
    HorseBeauty HorseBeauty 13-15, F Jul 8

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    To make a very long story short.... My parents had 5 kids and they tortured every single one. My parents had my sister and I when they were 40. I'm a twin. My siblings are about 2...
    snooze2014 snooze2014 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 11

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