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I Lost Love Ones to Cancer

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    my dad died of cancer a few years back. he had lung cancer and after he got treatment the doctors said the cancer was gone. a few months later he was having migraines and went to...
    nicolieflowergirlie nicolieflowergirlie 18-21, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    I want my grandmother back . She was the only person that I could talk too and now she is gone
    Jackiec97 Jackiec97 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just...wish he didn't fall I front of me...I was only 4... and I never understood until now that he's NEVER coming back... I miss you Grandpa 😫😭😣😞😔
    MyNameIsNotKnown MyNameIsNotKnown 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    saravonpein saravonpein 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    I lost my best friend/cousin Ally Grubaugh about 4 years ago due to a rare cancer. By the time the docs diagnosed her with cancer it was already Stage 3. she had an estimated...
    Andyg99 Andyg99 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Elandra77 Elandra77 56-60 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I lost my papa roughly 10 years ago to pancreatic cancer. now all these years later I may loose my last grandpa to aggressive prostate cancer because he didn't get checked early...
    shadewolf7 shadewolf7 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My dad had cancer and passed away six years, I dreamt I introduced him to my boy friend.. I was really upset when I woke up, I miss him.
    lao16 lao16 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    ladysaya ladysaya 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have a great life but inside I feel so torn. I have worked so hard over the years in my career but am more happy when I am not doing my job then when I am. I used to love it when...
    ozdiva ozdiva 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I dunno if I'll ever forgive myself for that fight the last time I saw my uncle. Before he died. It's been 8 years. I hope he knows I love him.
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I lost my grandma to lung cancer when I was 6. I lost my grandpa to the same thing when I was 13. My dad died 4 months before I was born.. I'd do anything to have a chance with all...
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Many people claim that they love something, that they love someone. But, what is love? How does one know what love is when one doesn't love oneself? The fact that the majority of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response a week ago

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    I lost my father in April to throat cancer. I'm his only child.
    Pattycake1234 Pattycake1234 26-30, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I dreamt of my dad. I was serving him tea.
    prettysamrn prettysamrn 26-30, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    girlie10 girlie10 41-45, F a week ago

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    I've lost 5 loved family members in a time period of 2 months. Ugh.
    00dom00 00dom00 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 24

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    Life always seems to have a different plan for you than the one you come up with. You put your ducks in a row, rub your hands together, and get ready to jump into the water just...
    SunshineMel SunshineMel 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    Last year i found out my cousin has cancer, i hate knowing i cant do anything about it, my granddad died of cancer, I'm sick of losing people, in 2011 alone i lost 5 people, and i...
    KillaSparks KillaSparks 16-17, F Jul 23

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    FOOD FOR THOUGHT & LOST LOVE: Over 27 years ago I met the love of my life. I was visiting Spain with a friend at the time and for two weeks I got to know this beautiful German...
    Clarkkentallday Clarkkentallday 46-50, M Jul 23

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    Mark ,Brad ,Edna ,Carl ,,,you will all live forever in my heart till I see you again ,Rest In Peace ,,, Brad Fischer Edna Floyd Mark ---my baby brother Carl Tipton https...
    rckt148 rckt148 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    I lost my mother to a rare leukemia last September 13th. the last thing that happened between her and I was a huge fight. I have so many regrets.
    PrincessMouse86 PrincessMouse86 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Sunday marks 3 years you are gone.. I remember that day as if it happened yesterday! I saw your life fade away slowly like a candle burning out.. you laid in that bed, lifeless, ur...
    nikkiHappiness nikkiHappiness 22-25, F Jul 20

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    My birth mother just told me today she, had Stage 4 cancer. two states over my adoptive mother is 92, and recent blood work shows she is at high risk for multiple myeloma. I live...
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    I was 13 when I lost my dad to cancer. we found out right before my 10th birthday. He was such a good dad and I miss him every day. .
    rissrose rissrose 18-21, F 5 Responses