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I Lost My Brother to Cancer

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    He was my favorite person in the world.

    When he was 15 he was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma (I was also diagnosed a few years later). It's a rare soft tissue cancer that has a high correlation with genetic mutation of the 18th chromosome. His tumor was discovered behind his knee after complaining of pain (but he...
    lifeisabeautifulstruggle19 lifeisabeautifulstruggle19 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    My Little.brother.and My Buddy!

    I lost my brother on jan 5 2012 to small cell carcinoma, lung cancer. I am 48 and he was 45. We were best buds growing up and I remember taking on the neighborhood bully because he was trying to beat him up. I don't know that I Much of a difference because I am a girl but I...
    Tfinn64 Tfinn64 46-50, F 10 Responses Oct 18, 2012

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    It Happened So Fast.

    At the time of his diagnosis he was 29 and in a band. He was living the rock star lifestyle. I lived 400 miles away and only saw him a handful of times during his 8 month battle with cancer. It happened so fast that I feel guilty that I wasnt there. I miss him so much.
    lpg78550 lpg78550 26-30, F Dec 26, 2012

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    April Was The Month From Hell

    On April 2nd my brother, 35 years old, went into surgery to get a colostomy bag put on. 5 hours later his doctor called me, he didn't think he was going to make it through the night. I was driven 6 hours to make it to him & after I arrived, there was a miracle and he pulled...
    Mezzaphorina Mezzaphorina 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 1, 2013

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    Missing You, Brother

    It was 21 years ago this past May.  I was sitting in 9th grade geometry class, after lunch break, finishing up the classwork for the day.  The assistant principal walked into the room looking slightly confused and out of his element.  I immediately packed up my...
    WorthlessPlatypus WorthlessPlatypus 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 10, 2010

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    My Big Brother

    I lost my big brother to stage 4 alveolarrhabdomyosarcoma! He had it in his sinus, beat it! Relapsed into his pancreas. He battled it for four long years. He was diagnosed on april 15, 2007 at age 18 and passed away on June 2, 2011. He was the best brother you could ask for!! He...
    Sidthekid11 Sidthekid11 13-15 Sep 16, 2011

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    I'm new to this site

    and I was looking for some kind of outlet to go to... My name is Allie and I lost my only younger sibling to a very rare type of brain tumor in 2005. My brother's name was Jonathan and he was only 8 years old when he had passed away. He was diagnosed in May and died a month...
    alcad alcad 18-21, F Jan 27, 2014

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    I Lost My Brother...

    i lost my brother to cancer.. 14 years ago he was only 18 an i was 17.. i miss him still soo much.. there was many things i never got to say to him and the guilt still lives with me today.. i miss you scott.. xx
    bexyboo bexyboo 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2010

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    Guilt And Replacements

    I feel guilty being in this group. All of you have lost dear brothers you know and loved. I did lose a brother and it was from cancer but I never got to know him, yet he shaped my life more than I ever can. So if I want to tell my story, I must start at the beginning. With Dom...
    InsulinAddict InsulinAddict 16-17, M Apr 27, 2013

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    Cancer Took My Little Brother.

    He was 38 years old when he died, but he'll always be my little Brother.  He was the baby of the family, but he had the biggest heart.  His cancer was Chordoma, it is a rare cancer, only 2% of all cancers are Chordoma.  It is a bone cancer.  It was so rare...
    BJTreese BJTreese 46-50 Sep 7, 2008

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    Cancer Took My Little Brother.

    He was 38 years old when he died, but he'll always be my little Brother.  He was the baby of the family, but he had the biggest heart.  His cancer was Chordoma, it is a rare cancer, only 2% of all cancers are Chordoma.  It is a bone cancer.  It was so rare...
    BJTreese BJTreese 46-50 2 Responses Sep 7, 2008

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    I Lostmy Baby Brother To Cancer

    While he had just turned 33, he will always be my baby brother. He went in to have surgery on a hemotoma in his leg, and 3 weeks later lost his entire leg due to a rapidly growing tumor. By this time (they did nothing for 3 weeks--big mistake), it had spred to his lungs. He...
    amytow amytow 36-40 Dec 2, 2011

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    A New Star In the Heavens

    I lost my baby brother Jeremiah Joseph Leahy IV to colon cancer on May 30, 2008.  We had only been reunited after being separated for thirty years the year prior.  He valiantly fought the disease and maintained his humor and wit to the end.  Unafraid facing death...
    nycajun nycajun 56-60 Jan 15, 2009

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    Say It Out Loud

    I've been rewatching grey's anatomy (huge fan of it but thats a post for another day) and they talk about the 5 stages of grief and how you can bounce back and forth and stuff then later in the series they tell this women she needs to admit it out loud that she is a widow to help...
    meredithblack meredithblack 18-21, F Mar 20, 2013

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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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    I Cried Today

    A year ago I began writing a journal to chronicle my days and nights in the hospital with my dying brother an on the Air Force base where the hospital was located. There were two journals. One that I began on April 2nd and continued until April 22nd. That journal was ended...
    Mezzaphorina Mezzaphorina 31-35, F Apr 5, 2013

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    Yet Another Rare Form

    I don't remember the name of my brother's cancer but it affected his liver.  According to his doctors at the time, he was 1of only 50 people with this particular type. 
    Katija Katija 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 27, 2007

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    I Love You Forever My Twin, Did You Find Neverland?

    On January 4th 1997 me and my twin brother, Alfred were born. We did everything together, and we looked so alike that it was funny. When we were three years old, Alfie was diagnosed with Nephroblastoma, kidney cancer. He had chemo and they removed one of his kidneys, after that...
    EttaScout EttaScout 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2012

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    Dustin

    I lost my best friend to cancer when I was 11. He was 12. He made me who I am today. I love and miss him so much. I've dedicated so much of my time for him, I wish I could do more though. Dustin was my brother. MY best friend. MY life changed. MY life would never be the same...
    Darkontheinside Darkontheinside 18-21, F Dec 9, 2010

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    I was 11 when my brother died of cancer.

    He was only 21 but I am glad that he was a role model to me after our dad past away. A month before he died he had his 21st birthday. I had a blast and it's like it was yesterday he was scolding me for not picking up my dirty clothes off the floor. I remember when I revived the...
    SammyTommo SammyTommo 18-21, F Feb 27, 2014

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    Today will make it 7 years

    since my brother passed. I'm the same age he was when he died and I'm battling the same disease. The pain has never ceased, I'm not sure that it ever will </3
    lifeisabeautifulstruggle19 lifeisabeautifulstruggle19 18-21, F Apr 3, 2014

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    i don't know what to do !

    !feeling so messed up
    NothingSpecial7 NothingSpecial7 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 22

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    Cancer Sucks.

    a little less than a year ago my brother was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor that did not take it's time destroy his life and the lives of us who loved him. although he was older, my brother was my best friend. the one person who never judged anyone and could always help...
    meredithblack meredithblack 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 31, 2013

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    Time Is Meant To Heal

    In honor of my best friend Conner Scott. Although unheard I thank you For always being there Even when you were bedridden You always seemed to care You meant so much to all of us you were special and that's no lie you brightened up the darkest day and even the greyest sky Many...
    BJLes BJLes 22-25, F Dec 4, 2011

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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...
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    I lost my mum 3 years ago but it still feels like it happened yesterday.
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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...
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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 1 day ago

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    I would sometimes blow out my candles on birthdays and wish I had his brain. His intelligence, his wit, his unrelenting sarcasm and comebacks. He was the epitome of everything I...
    Jennifer927 Jennifer927 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I really do hate it more than anything . It's like cancer loves my family . My aunt passed away two months ago , she had ovarian cancer and lung cancer . but we discovered that...
    serla12 serla12 13-15, F 2 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 3 days ago

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    i lost my Mother to breast cancer 14 years ago
    bigtreez bigtreez 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My mum passed away nearly five months ago with a rare form of ovarian cancer. I miss her like crazy, she wasn't only a mum she was my best friend, I don't know what to do with...
    labyrinthandinfinity labyrinthandinfinity 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    my dad has cancer. it's bone cancer which is a secondary and we don't know where the primary is. i came home from work the other day and he told me he'd been told to go to the...
    makeitsomeday makeitsomeday 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    When i was in school i had a classmate from kindergarten to the 6th grade.In the 6t grade i had a couple of classes with her one day she wasn't there and never showed back up.When...
    Jazonx Jazonx 36-40 1 Response 3 days 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 4 days ago

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    True story and I didn't use quotations because I'm too lazy. Hi, I'm Alicia and I am 15. You may think that I'm too old to be wedged by brothers but you are wrong! I have two...
    Girlygal53 Girlygal53 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    He was a friend from high school. I found out that he had it for a few months before he died. He was married and had children. The last time I saw him was the 10 year high school...
    Dreampoet Dreampoet 41-45, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm actually 13 I have cancer and lost complete feeling in my legs I'm in pt but it doesn't seem to be working but I will not stop till I get my life back
    musicspeakstome musicspeakstome 18-21, F a week ago

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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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