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I Lost My Brother to Cancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 52 People

    It has been so many years (decades) now

    but the consequences of losing my only brother to Leukemia has never been fully settled.I was the only child for 6 years until he was born.Six years later, I assumed the role of being the only (living) child again.Sometimes I wonder. Maybe someone is playing a bad joke on me.But...
    BloviatingBuffoon BloviatingBuffoon 70+, F 6 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    i don't know what to do !

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

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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 love my brother very much. We are really close, I don't tell on him he doesn't tell on me. Here are my secrets I will share about him (1) He watches **** on the computer when...
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    My friend's little brother died of cancer yesterday. He was 12.
    IvyEstelle IvyEstelle 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I lost something I recently found out I never had. All my life, I was told I had a bigger brother, who turned out to just be a close family friend, that was almost forced to bond...
    Tak162015 Tak162015 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    I have always supported finding a cure for Breast cancer, it runs in my family, and now even more, my mom has breast cancer, so even more now, I am supporting it even more. I want...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Hey, so i don't even know where to start.. im a 18yo girl. The last 4 months I'm in a long-distance relationship with a girl who is also a very young mum of a 4 yo girl. I'm...
    jeruo jeruo 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My husband was killed in an accident on his way home from work January 5th 2014. He was 41 and the youngest in his family. He was one of the best people I have ever known...always...
    Noryiku Noryiku 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Let me explain something here. Cancer is serious and has SERIOUSLY become an issue in our society...but why is it so much more prevalent NOW? It is a proven fact that Cancer...
    vero423314 vero423314 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I was actually born with cancer. I had neroblastma which grew with me in the womb. I was very ill and developed pneumonia and other illnesses on top of the cancer and nearly lost...
    smiler2015 smiler2015 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I lost my mother and my best friend/biggest fan best supporter - God i miss her so much:( -to Cancer-. She was diagnosed in ***1986*** (stage 4) she was told she had 6 months to...
    nsight nsight 46-50, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Unfortunately, cancer is an equal opportunity predator. Watching a young, vibrant woman with young children lose her battle with this heart wrenching disease can certainly make...
    Olivia1962 Olivia1962 51-55, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I wish cancer research was about saving lives instead of making money. I get so angry everytime I see a commercial with sick and dying children prostituted out for the...
    TotalityOfMe TotalityOfMe 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    my first older brother had cancer 2 years agoI need supposed to be a lot better because he doesn't get any more medicine but hasn't been feeling well for the last few months and he...
    jackmud jackmud 13-15, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hello...can someone face punch me and wake me the F%#$ up?!! The nightmare I warded off for the past 4 years is closing in on me...I have posted in the past several years ago about...
    mistygreene mistygreene 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I've never been diagnosed with cancer, so from that perspective I cannot relate with many of you. My father died of lung cancer in 2009, and it was devastating for all of us, my...
    Nmajor Nmajor 22-25, F a week ago

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    Almost two years ago, i found out my mom had killed herself. She was a bit depressed, she has taking depression pills and some others to help her sleep. She had always been the...
    anonyyd anonyyd 18-21, F Jun 27

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    I am a 14 year old girl and I have an 11 year old brother. As kids we used to play and wrestle around a lot and up until a couple of years ago I could usually rough up my little...
    girlfullofenergy girlfullofenergy 13-15, F Jun 25

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    Ny dads mom. Not nice when young. Wanted dad to cut mom loose. After brain surgery. But dad was crafty. He had mom cover bills. While he did law school. Then got...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 25

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    Last night i got the phone call i had been dreading. my brother had been moved from a hospital to a rehab center. We were looking forward to his recovery and then his moving in to...
    subserena subserena 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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