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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I lost both my parents by the age of 4 (earthquake), and both my step parents by the age of 29 (cancer and stroke) I'm used to deal with death, I see it as the best part of life...
    TemperedGlass TemperedGlass 31-35, M 17 hrs ago

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    My parents are super strict and they treat me like im 6 not 16 like I have a 8pm curfew a 10pm bedtime i have to get at least 75% in all my classes im not aloud to date unless the...
    laura1303 laura1303 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Within a year I lost both my mother and grandmother. My mom died in June, my grandmother passed three days before my mother's death day had even hit a year. The pain is there but I...
    Airleasd Airleasd 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    This a f/u to EP Link About 4 months after the lobectomy(excise part of my lung) and rounds of chemo for cancer(where all has been doing well), I developed A-Fib which is an...
    HarvThemanThelegend HarvThemanThelegend 46-50, M 1 hr ago

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    I have a lot turmoil in my life right now. It's brought up a lot of old regrets and personal issues. I'm trying to move forward in my life and I feel like I'm failing. I can't seem...
    jackkodiak jackkodiak 22-25, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Well, not always atleast. And what is there to understand?. They been married for so long, never much arguing. It just seems to sorta work. Kisses are so few and far inbetween...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    cancer has a heart of gold but u don't wanna see how heartless they can become when they stop caring!
    deephuman deephuman 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    My sister died on the night 13 November 2012 of cancer. I miss her so much I think I will be glad when my time comes. Both of our parents have died, my loving teacher and beautiful...
    Amago Amago 13-15, M 4 Responses Feb 14

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    I'm 17 and I have I made mistakes? Yes I have but I changed my life around, I found what it's like to be able to not lie to your parents. But now my parents don't trust me and it...
    nattielover nattielover 16-17, F 38 mins ago

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    My parents got a divorce before I turned one. My mom wanted to stay sober and my dad relapsed. I lived with my grandmother and father consistently until I was five years old. My...
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F 21 Responses Feb 20

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    Am feeling so good about myself. I hated my self for being fat persons use to at am lazy why can't you go to a gym or stop eating junk. I would be so depressed i would go hungry...
    sharing2heal sharing2heal 22-25 3 hrs ago

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    Sometimes i wonder my my parents didnt just have an abortion when i was still unborn but then i realise that my twin would have been aborted too and she is there baby i have been...
    otakugamerwolf otakugamerwolf 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I lost my best friend from cancer. My grandma died of bone cancer the day after Michael Jackson. I haven't been the same fun loving girl I use to be since she died. I lost two...
    Rebelscorpio Rebelscorpio 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    I lost my only little sister, so sharp and unbearable, on 13th November 2012. She was 9. This has shaken the very foundation of myself. I feel such deep pain and the future looks...
    Amago Amago 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    My 15 year old sister passed away on May 20th, 2013, after battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia for 8 months. She received chemo treatments for about 4 months before she was(apparently...
    missingem missingem 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My father was a health person until June 2014. He was a teetotaler too. In July he was diagnosed with TB. I doubt he had TB. For a while he was getting better. All the while the...
    nithyarbabu nithyarbabu 41-45, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Our chocolate lab, Kelsey, at 14 years old was just put down at the vet. She just lost control of her body. She would pooo on the floor, she kept falling. It was so sad to see. I...
    p0tat07 p0tat07 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    im lost i don't no where to go i have a grate job lots of friends but i just feel like theres something missing
    akadan95 akadan95 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    It's almost been a week since he passed and I'm still numb. My biological parents were married and divorced to each other several times before mom finally kicked him out. Flash...
    Teedge Teedge 22-25, M Feb 6

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    So the bank has come a'calling. We walked away from our house two years ago, thinking our nightmare was over. We didn't strategically default but we didn't have a job loss, or big...
    Lrnmonroe Lrnmonroe 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    I lost my mum to liver cancer over 18 months ago. She was my best friend, the strength to guide me and a mother with everlasting unconditional love. After being diagnosed my mum...
    kyro88 kyro88 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    Back in 2007 i lost my son to cancer, Neuroblastoma.he was only 5 years old. everyday I feel like I'm getting weaker and weaker. I shut out most of the people in my life. my...
    ClickCloser ClickCloser 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 6

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    A month ago I lost my aunt to cancer. Today is her birthday. Happy Birthday Aunt Kathy. I love you. <3 RIP 👼
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    Hi I just wanted to share this story to you all. So two years ago my dad was diagnosed with cancer. This scared me because I was 12 and I had already gone through my grandma dying...
    romanmichell romanmichell 13-15, M 3 Responses Feb 7

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    My mom just took in my nephew before my grandma died my nephew was a newborn straight from the hospital. my dad thought of him as his son and even said that he would be happy if...
    skie800 skie800 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    No, not that kind of innocence. Summer, 1976. The US was celebrating its BiCentennial and as part of the festivities, a parade of sailing ships made its way around the country...
    Saylowman Saylowman 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 6

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    Okay, so its 39-40 degrees today and all i want to do is go to the beach, have a swim and drink some lemon lime bitters-because IT IS HOT. But my parents, because they are so over...
    crazydoughnut123 crazydoughnut123 13-15, F Feb 8

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    Recently I had a breast cancer scare. I was playing with my husband and he poked me in my breast, it hurt big time. I felt the lump and had him feel it too. He advised me to call...
    msvirgo02 msvirgo02 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    Death is all around and the walls start closing in. Is it because of the things I've done, all of my past sins? Is it because I quit praying to the Lord who never answered? Or if...
    MDaddysGirlM MDaddysGirlM 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 2

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