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I Lost Love Ones to Cancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 117 People

    A True Account Of Bladder Cancer Going Bad

    My husband, love of 30+ years died August 1st 2010 from bladder cancer that metastasized to his liver in the end.  I nursed him through chemo, the worst they can give, surgery which almost took his life from loss of blood, kidney damage from the surgery that removed his bladder...
    mag2010 mag2010 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 23, 2011

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    To Many..... Hate Cancer

    Cancer is horid. It runs in my dads side of family!! :-[ I have lost my aunt Kathy and my uncle terry has cancer and fights it. My cousin heather is a fighter of breast cancer. :-/
    Abb50 Abb50 18-21, F Aug 12, 2013

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    My Uncle Neil...

    Lost his years long battle to cancer this morning.  He was a good man with a great family and he will be missed. I spent a summer with them back in 1980.  Most years they would either come here or we would go there to visit.  But we all were very close. Goodbye...
    thatweirdromanguy thatweirdromanguy 46-50, M 1 Response May 5, 2008

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    She Was My Life

    It has only been a month since I lost the other half of my heart. I can't stop thinking about her, I can't stop crying at night, and I don't know how to go on without her. We did everything together and now when I do anything it feels wrong; it feels like I am just going through...
    nomad59 nomad59 36-40, M 5 Responses Oct 29, 2009

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    Guilty For Hating Something That I Myself Is Doing

    This might be a famous act for hypocrisy but I am still open in unraveling it. I never like people who are irresponsible because to me those are the ones who are not living life in their maximum human potential. Being responsible goes with the basics in life yet everyone keep on...
    PsychjiLL PsychjiLL 22-25 Oct 14, 2011

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    She's Still Here

    I lost my Aunty to cancer several years ago, when I was just a kid, but for some reason I've always felt like I would have been really close to her had she lived.  She was the nutty writer in the family, kind of an alcoholic, but a very good writer and I think that's where I...
    mn2623 mn2623 22-25, F Sep 10, 2011

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    It Was My Dad.

    I lost my dad to pancreatic cancer,  like usual it was found pretty early, but like always it was terminal.  He fought a good fight and made it 18 months which was a year longer then the doctor had said he might.  I got some interesting insight from him during this...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 13, 2008

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    Involved Versus Uninvolved

    I have lost two people that I loved to cancer.  My Dad who was diagnosed with lung cancer, had surgery to remove the cancer but it didn't work as it was too late for that.  He was gone in six months. I did not have a license at the time so I was not able to be involved.  Dad...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 22, 2011

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    Before I Was Born

            Before I was born my mom suffered the lost of both her parents. Her parents were smokers; they were from the WWII generation so smoking was very popular then, there was no reseach yet that linked cancer to cigarettes. My grandpa died...
    joon joon 18-21, F Mar 13, 2008

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    The Silent Killer

    I am a witness to why pancreatic cancer is dubbed "the silent killer"it is sadly unnoticeable until it has already spread to other organs.My father was diagnosed on February 3 2012 and took his last breath on this earth on oct 3 2012 exactly 8 months from diagnosis.my dad went...
    Ryandv Ryandv 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 21, 2013

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    A Lost Soul Mate

    two and half years with out my best friend,soul mate,wife. two people died that day.but one walked away.eight years not we were together.not one bad word just happy all the time.going to work was hard ijust wanted to be at home with my love and she was the same.now i am lost...
    foxx1966 foxx1966 41-45, M Sep 28, 2009

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    GONE But Never Forgotten

    THIS SUBJECT IS AN ONGOING ONE. EVERY DAY PEOPLE LOSE LOVED ONES TO THIS DISEASE. I AM 1 OF 5 CHILDREN. I  WAS VERY CLOSE TO MY FAMILY THAT CONSISTED OF 3 SISTERS AND 1 BROTHER. I AM THE OLDEST.I LOST 1 OF MY SISTERS TO CANCER MANY YEARS AGO. IT WAS HEARTBREAKING. TO LOSE A...
    RESCUE RESCUE 61-65, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2008

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    Patti was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

    stage four on April 20, 2013. She was given 2 months but lasted almost 9 months. She spent Christmas and New Years in the hospital and was sent home on January 12, 2014 to die in her own home. With her last moments she opened her blue eyes wide (first time in over 2 weeks) and...
    imissmylove imissmylove 66-70 1 Response Jan 19, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    Well, almost lost I think. I have widespread cancer, but it is actually a worm infestation. Various parasitic worms have mutagenic properties that could easily lead to cancer being...
    ResidentGoddessAstraea ResidentGoddessAstraea 18-21 3 Responses Jan 6

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    I lost my dad to cancer. He had lung cancer and he didn't realize it until it was too late. I was 7 years old when he passed away. He was 44 when I was born. Yeah I was definitely...
    srb76 srb76 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    please help me I beg u. someone I care about has cancer in a most painful place idk how long they have left but if they die I'll die too and they want me there I promised them id...
    matrixwolf matrixwolf 16-17, M Jan 14

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    I was fifteen when I lost my mother to cancer. after a five year battle. I ended up on the streets. could not continue school. I joined a carnival. and traveled all over the U.S...
    mcguiverman mcguiverman 51-55, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    my much beloved sister died from cancer last week. I cry every time I think or talk about it and at the moment am being bombarded with messages from people who want to talk about...
    lonelyguybc lonelyguybc 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    So I will share with you guys my story: Dave, died from cancer last year I don't know it just seems like yesterday. So ahhhh We always hang out with the gang and have fun. One...
    Regkid Regkid 13-15, F a week ago

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    It was November 5, 2010 when my grandma ( dad's mom) passed away from lung cancer. Of course she was a heavy smoker. She'd smoke one every 2 minutes after she finished the first...
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M Jan 9

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    I just got a call from my mom. My aunt will not be making it out of the hospital. She could pass away tomorrow...They are taking all the tubes and stuff out of her so her 7 year...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 2

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    My aunt just passed. Right after she saw her daughter for the last time... I don't know what to say. RIP Aunt Kathy. You're loved and will always be loved. I'll miss you.
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 5

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    I just wrote a goodbye post on my aunts facebook wall, along with everyone else who is sending her love and prayers...I broke down in tears as I was writing it...she wont even be...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    They're pulling the plug on my aunt on Monday... My mom just got off the phone with my aunt...talked to her one last time...my aunt was unable to talk, but she listened... my mom...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 3

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    (pic inside) my cousin found this photo... this is me when I was little, with my aunt kathy. (honestly, I don't know who the baby is though lol) and I look horrible in this picture...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I lost my mother last January. I think that was the hardest thing that I have had to deal with. She was my best friend. There isn't a day that goes by that I think of her.
    Camo74 Camo74 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Recently I got a bunch of fans who showed me interest - some just asked me to be their friend, some said talk to me talk to me but no reply when I mailed them, few are good ones...
    psycruler psycruler 31-35, M Jan 13

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    This morning I went out for breakfast and I noticed this young college girl wearing these tiger striped onesies. She was there with some friends; who were all wearing sweats, and...
    sylvarez sylvarez 41-45 4 days ago

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    I love my new onesie there duckies
    robbybaby robbybaby 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    omg I think onesies are so cute and comfy even though they make me look like a giant baby…!!!
    Kysandragon Kysandragon 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Sometimes when I'm talking to my elderly family members that I'm very close to, I just think to myself that the day that they die, I'm going to be inconsolable. It's so hard to...
    gglz18 gglz18 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 3

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    my 7 year old cousin called my mother today and talked to her on the phone. I am proud of her and shocked with how well she is taking the news of her mother. They raised her well...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    My granny died April 1st 2014 I listened to Slipped Away and had my first emotional breakdown, screaming and yelling at God to bring her back. I cried for an hour in my closet and...
    Ashthewolf7601 Ashthewolf7601 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 8

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    I just saw a memorial video of my Aunt Kathy... pictures of her as a kid, pictures of her and her daughter... and it was heartbreaking. :'(
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    I just found out that my friend, Jasper or we like to call him MJ, passed away before my birthday... I was so shocked when I heard the news... Ben being his best friend stood in...
    Misaki7590 Misaki7590 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    My mom died from a tumor seven years ago.
    Jayroame Jayroame 18-21, M Jan 9

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    the two greatest men I've ever known were taken away from us. my grandfather and my uncle who was like a father to me. i miss them so much.
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    I get rlly paranoid about this, like is I don't hear from a person in awhile I automatically assume the worst. It's terrible :(
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 3

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    My mom got into an accident today and all I could think of was why wasn't I there to help her?!?
    rushman5 rushman5 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    I have four and am wearing one under my suit today. They are simply the best for holding up my disposable diapers.
    Evethomp Evethomp 41-45, T 1 Response Jan 15

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    I had a high school sweetheart, we had our ups and downs.We always thought we were gonna have kids and get married the whole 9.But I was young and I did what young guys did.Cheated...
    Mardiez Mardiez 18-21, M Jan 4

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    For my uncle Johnny who passed away yesterday evening 1/8/15 Do not go gentle into that good night Dylan Thomas, 1914 - 1953 Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should...
    PapaFitz PapaFitz 41-45, M Jan 9

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    my niece Kayla passed away a couple of days ago and she was only 5 do to some jackass texting and driving plz do not text and drive plz
    psp585 psp585 22-25 Jan 19

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    im hurting do bad my heart is torn up i miss you Kayla
    psp585 psp585 22-25 Jan 20

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    I haven't written a thing in a month. I have had no words to say, just dealing with myfeelings. Yes, my feelings, are all over the place like an abandoned animal left to fendon its...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 8 Responses Jan 19

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    It has been 5 years now. It still hurts to talk about it sometimes and I have moments when I miss her so much I cry. It was so quick, though. People talk about how they had friends...
    PanFaealva PanFaealva 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    Alan Jackson - Sissy's Song Lyrics Why did she have to go So young I just don't know why Things happen half the time Without reason without rhyme Lovely, sweet young woman...
    sherrianna sherrianna 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 5