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I Lost Love Ones to Cancer

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I believe that those of us who have lost someone to cancer should stick together. We understand each other. We share the pain, anger, sadness, disbelief. I believe that we can help...
    unpredictableprediction unpredictableprediction 22-25, F 1 Response May 11

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    i want to better my future so i can protect and provide a decent future for my loved ones
    atomicbombastar atomicbombastar 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    Last Tuesday (5 May 2015) I lost another Aunt to cancer. She is the 5th person to die of cancer in my family during my lifetime. Cancer sucks. That's all my family has died from...
    CodeyL CodeyL 18-21, M 3 Responses May 10

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    I have lost a very close friend to cancer now I find out that I'm going to lose another close friend to cancer.
    roykb67 roykb67 66-70, M 1 Response Apr 23

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    Sunday 3rd May 2015 at 9:20 pm I lost my uncle, he fought a battle with lung cancer and cancer won...
    ReeceDF98 ReeceDF98 16-17, M 1 Response May 10

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    This post is coming something that I wish I didn't have more than one experience in. When I was a kid I lost my father to cancer after about 15 months from his diagnosis. After...
    Imnotreelyhere Imnotreelyhere 31-35, M Apr 29

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    I lost my mum to lung cancer the very same day that my first child was born. After throwing myself wholly into being a mother and wife, I have never grieved for her. My son was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 4

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    Really sad this last weekend. A really good friend lost his battle with cancer and has left his family and friends way too early
    nunos nunos 51-55, M 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    Right now my mam is fighting cancer, this will be the 3rd time shes had cancer... 3rd time she will beat it:) I am so proud of her my heart could burst.... not once have I heard...
    IrishLass89 IrishLass89 26-30, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    In july 23 2011 my father was diagnosed with lung and liver cancer. He was smoker. He was always in and out of that hospital. that year. The last day that we went out it was the...
    copenhagenkyle copenhagenkyle 18-21, M Apr 25

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    My friends mom, and my good friend, just recently passed away of brain cancer. I still can't believe that she's gone. I pass her contact in my phone, and my stomach drops that I...
    imsoclassic imsoclassic 16-17, F Apr 28

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    Sadly wifey passed away to cancer under a year ago. i'm living in rented apartment we shared an a little depressing by myself here, especially wkds or when i'm back from work...
    Widower1 Widower1 31-35 1 Response May 5

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    He was only 7. I was his 11 year old neighbor. He had neuroblastoma and was in a coma for a long time. I remember two hours before he was taken off of life support I went across...
    kbmusical kbmusical 18-21, F May 13

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    I have lost my grandma. She was and she is NOW the most important person in my life. She was my everything. I miss her very much
    lia3107 lia3107 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 23

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    Lost my girlfriend 3 weeks ago. whoever takes people took the wrong one. She was a beautiful person.
    mallysim6259 mallysim6259 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 26

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    On January 12th, 2013 I lost my mother-in-law Susan A. Grant. ... You were one of the most influential women in my life, next to my own mom. You took me in at a time when I...
    KierstenJ671 KierstenJ671 22-25, F May 8

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    In May of 2006 my wonderful father-in-law died three weeks to the day after he was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma. He is still loved and missed terribly.
    Dannyboy1966 Dannyboy1966 46-50, M Apr 22

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    My mum died a three months ago from a seven year long battle. I love you mum xxx
    BecaLives BecaLives 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 26

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    My granddad. I didn't see that much of him, only when I got to visit him during summers. But I loved him so much. the last time I saw him, he was struggling to think clearly. it...
    AHornyBoy116 AHornyBoy116 18-21, M 3 Responses May 9

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    I wish I can travel all over the world and see the hidden mysteries behind the earth, I'd love to see something strange, something that Ive never seen before.
    kean123 kean123 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    In loving memory of grandma Joyce and my cousin like a little brother Stevie gee. I love you both more then you'll ever know. Today's so hard. Knowing one of you was on the...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 1 Response May 13

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    My 5th grade teacher, two of my aunts and a dear family friend. I miss them all. - R.I.P -
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 23

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    Man I miss my wife , every day since she passed i just feel sodrained. We were so happy together, life without her is so dull an long. I count the minutes passing n wish I could be...
    Widower1 Widower1 31-35 3 Responses Apr 30

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    Can't believe a year ago today ambulance came an I took wifey to hospice, time flies. Miss u my angel
    Widower1 Widower1 31-35 6 Responses May 11

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    My mom past 20 years ago I still reach for the phone to call her
    Jodyturtle Jodyturtle 56-60, M 5 Responses May 12

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    For 104 days you leave but I still miss you grand :'(
    Mellowiis Mellowiis 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Last night, or rather just now, I had a nightmare with my dad's death. I can't go back to sleep now. I'm too scared.
    ChiaXUno ChiaXUno 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 24

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    Maybe because I want this aswell done towards me?.
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M a week ago

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    My dad's dad has passed away last couple of weeks ago and I am sad to see him go. He has taught me how to bowl a little faster. And I miss him so much.
    f4l3a8t4s f4l3a8t4s 22-25, F 2 Responses May 5

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