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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    1997........when I was 19 I lost my Mum to cancer, I was just about to start my A Level finals and head off to Uni when she was diagnosed with lung cancer but then died 3 days...
    aronpaul8778 aronpaul8778 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    When I was born I never got to see my mother's face, all I ever knew was I took her surname, Austins. About two weeks old, rumours say my mother left the family, I never knew how...
    ZADoubleMesser ZADoubleMesser 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 1

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    11 weeks ago I lost my mom to cancer... she was been diagnosed in March, a week before my 39th birthday... Three weeks after she passed my dad committed suicide. I am...
    spiritvoyage spiritvoyage 36-40 1 Response Sep 11

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    My mom died on her birthday, 19th March 2014 after being in hospital for eight days..that was a devastating shock to us all. Than my dad died on the 19th August 2014, exactly five...
    Leona452 Leona452 31-35, F 7 Responses Sep 2

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    This year I have lost my dad in January and my mum in June ...way too much to handle with anxiety and depression😪
    catyoung catyoung 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    It really sucks losing your opposite sex parent. Guys don't fair well without mom girls without dad. I lost my mom at age 2-3. She was run over by a drunk driver. What made it...
    SadDumbBlind SadDumbBlind 31-35, M 4 Responses Sep 1

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    Sunday will be one year since you left us. It is still so difficult to accept that you are gone. I have so many memories, I tear up when I think about them. My big sister, I...
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    My friend I made in the hospital while doing treatment passed away he had osteosarcoma and died during an amputation surgery. That little guy fought so hard. He had fun while...
    ItsJamie ItsJamie 16-17, F Aug 28

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    I want my mom so bad!!!! :'-(
    AnonymousDabbler AnonymousDabbler 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    Firstly, I am not writing this to look for sympathy or pity from others, I am just at a point where I can not stand either of my parents anymore and I'm am not comfortable enough...
    CKINKAID CKINKAID 16-17, F Aug 22

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    I know this girl (7 years old) who physically cuts the Inside of her throat somehow (I don't know how but she does) and coughed up blood when her parents say no for any reason...
    Beatenrodent Beatenrodent 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    Words Can't Express.... Words can't express the pain, hurt, anger and depression you go through when you have lost your child. Your baby is a part of you growing inside you and...
    Blackbarbie27 Blackbarbie27 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I have lost both my mum and dad cuz idk know why oh ya the both got really really sick then passed away
    Strangerdanger47 Strangerdanger47 16-17, F Aug 26

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    I lost my parents in a so called car accident. It wasn't an accent though.
    Azuleyes Azuleyes 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    In college, I was a model student. I am a president of various organizations,I was active at school and I work hard. I was always chosen to be the leader, never the follower. My...
    itachiuchiha07 itachiuchiha07 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    5 1/2 years ago when i was 9 i lost my twin brother to cancer. He was diagnosed with brain cancer when we were 4 and never went to school. After going into remission when we were 7...
    katysmith01 katysmith01 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Actually I know two for certain, my grandfather has rectal cancer and my dad has cancer too although I don't know what kind of cancer he has and I don't want to ask. I.. I don't...
    udamansteel udamansteel 16-17, F Sep 5

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    Sigh, I've had a rough week so far. between kids and hubby's causing stress my mom who has non small cell lung cancer we have had a rough go. Chemo was rendered pointless and did...
    Deflatedone Deflatedone 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I am sadden by the fact that 2 of my relatives have been afflicted with cancer this year. It's even harder on my mom because it was her dad and older sister. I lost my grandfather...
    tessa4ever tessa4ever 31-35, F 11 hrs ago

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    At about 4:30, July 12, 2012 my phone had 2 missed calls, but I was playing a competitive game of ladder ball with my phone charging on the deck on silent mode. It was boys against...
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    My uncle/godfather. My uncle was a very sincere, sensitive, cheerful man. He helped everybody very much. Suddenly, in 2007 he fell into a long pnemumonia. He was ill earlier due to...
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    I haven't spoken to my 32 year old son in 4 years. I still cry about it, especially during the month of the "sentinel" event. I still can't believe it actually happened. We'd...
    confusedinmanyways confusedinmanyways 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    My boyfriend and I have been together for 6 years. We have had the craziest rockiest most insane relationship ever. For four years it wasn't the best but we got through it and I...
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    I lost my best friend of 18 years, After a long and devastating battle with bone cancer. If you look at my age you will realise that's pretty much as far back as I can remember. It...
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    I lost my dad to cancer. He smoked a lot and was just 52. I guess I am over it mostly. Just some days I get a lil sad thinking about it. What could have been.
    cottonbreeze cottonbreeze 41-45, F Aug 27

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