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I Lost Love Ones to Cancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 128 People

    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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    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 4 Responses Jan 23, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Jan 19, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 21, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I have Prostate cancer that has been caught early. I have a positive attitude and i will not allow myself to be down. I will overcome my Cancer.
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    I love kissing. From the soft, shy ones to the full-on, passionate ones. I love it when you kiss someone for the first time. Just a brief peck on the lips as if to say hello. Then...
    littlemisslight littlemisslight 26-30, F 7 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend gave me a necklace and I lost it. I have searched everywhere what am I going to tell him
    anestacia anestacia 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Unfortunately he passed away yesterday, leaving behind a family. A terrible disease that robs too many families of their loved ones. At least it was reasonably quick without too...
    csouls csouls 36-40, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    "When a Cancer is hurt she will either cry her heart out or retreat into silence. However it is rare that she will ever take out her revenge on the person who hurt her." "Cancers...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    Here is a list of favorite movies I love that feature courage from handicapped beings and their loved ones: Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken Going To The Mat Miracle In Lane Two Class...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Wake up! Or you will miss out ... In November 2015, a young mom from Lakeside, California did something incredible. Brandie, a mother of twin year old boys, Blaine and Rylie...
    koh72 koh72 41-45, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    This Sunday I was informed that my cousin who has been battling cancer for almost 15 years passed away at the very very young age of 20. She got to graduate high school, learned...
    PandaaMee PandaaMee 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    This Sunday I was informed that my cousin who has been battling cancer for almost 15 years passed away at the very very young age of 20. She got to graduate high school, learned...
    PandaaMee PandaaMee 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    My zodiac sign and almost all traits match me.just found this out. The Cancer Woman The Cancer Woman: Love, Sex, Friendship, Style The Cancer Woman The Cancer woman is ruled by...
    111rosy560 111rosy560 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    just recently i had lost my grandma to pancreatic cancer .we bearly found this out right after thanksgiving or last year .she went into the hospital cause she has stomach pains and...
    rayy17 rayy17 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm scared of losing a lot of my loved ones, but sometimes losing the most beautiful people in my life is what I fear losing the most! (The two families who love me no less because...
    derricksautism derricksautism 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I have about ten of these, when I have to wear clothes I prefer wearing a onesie, even if we go out somewhere like shopping at the supermarket I wear just a onesie and beanie hat...
    DanteAsiir DanteAsiir 13-15, M 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    My father was a pretty heavy smoker since the time he was a teen. A few years ago, he died from lung cancer. It was a slow painful death that i wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. I...
    ben243 ben243 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    On this day - February 14, we congratulate not only your loved ones, but also relatives and friends, to whom experience a warm feeling. We appeal to them to the wishes of all the...
    xal13 xal13 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Long nights, no sleep. Time stops when you lost your loved ones.
    niftyim niftyim 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    Today is recognised as World Cancer Day. What a dreadful disease that claimed the life of my cousin ... a wonderful person. I count it a privilege to have been able to care...
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am with the love of my life. In 2002 we were good friends, then dated each other for a while, fell in love, only for us to get into a huge argument, part and go our separate...
    MartiniMagic MartiniMagic 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    my mother died in may due to throat cancer was a long three years to watch and hard to take care of her during but I would never change being there for her...I'm glad I could do...
    Aprildawnmarie Aprildawnmarie 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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    In 2009, my father was diagnosed with esophageal cancer and was given a 3% survival chance of longer than a year. My world was crushed, I couldn't lose my daddy. He went through...
    kmhitz kmhitz 22-25, F 10 Responses Feb 2

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    I have lost both of my parents to cancer. It is a terrible disease that hopefully we can end. Too much pain has been caused because of it. Too many people lost.
    aaronfunn aaronfunn 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 2

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    I lost my Nana to lung cancer in 2004. I recently been cancer myself and my mom is currently fighting lung cancer :(
    sikkacyanide sikkacyanide 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 1

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    hey dad. I could use your advise. Its been over ten years so I know asking you now is a little out of the ordinary. I am not your little guy anymore. Its been far too long for...
    PilotofStorms PilotofStorms 41-45, M 4 Responses Feb 1

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    I lost my mother to breast cancer three years ago. Today would have been her 77th birthday. I had a dream about her last night which I haven't done in a long time. Happy Birthday...
    FlatbushGuy FlatbushGuy 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 31

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    I met Karen over 30 years ago my sister-in-law introduced me to her. She was fun to be with and we had a few good years together. Sadly we split up but stayed good friends and kept...
    johnvcook johnvcook 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 29

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    The ones you love that have left this great earth that is... I was sorting through mail this morning at work. A letter from a vendor showed up, and it just happened to be the...
    aczagutierrez aczagutierrez 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I lost my dad to cancer 2 years ago. I really miss this wonderful man. He was very young just 60. He got esophageal cancer and was a very healthy person. The lesson in this is vast...
    Foreveryoung35 Foreveryoung35 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    I've talked about him before, but his name was Austin. Although he was my neighbor, it was like he was my younger brother. I realized that today is the 26th...it's his Birthday. He...
    JamesCarter20 JamesCarter20 18-21, T Jan 26

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