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I Lost My Brother to Cancer

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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 2 Responses Mar 1, 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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    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 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 Oct 20, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F Dec 4, 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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    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 12 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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    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 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 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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    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

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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

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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

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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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    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 1 Response Sep 7, 2008

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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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    Today was the first day I met my brother for the first time... It was really scary. But maaaan he's such amazing guy! I can't wait to meet my new nephews & nieces ❤️ today was...
    haaaywee08 haaaywee08 13-15, F Jul 2

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    I’m feeling really horrible at the moment so prepare yourself for a rather depressing story. I just really need to write to my heart’s content right now, so I’m sorry if it...
    thatgirlwithapen thatgirlwithapen 22-25, F Jul 13

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    June 29 👌so yes I am a cancer baby :)
    randelynisdead randelynisdead 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    So back in 2006 my mother ended up getting ill. She wasn't feeling and refused to go to the doctors. You see mom was a very stubborn woman and I'm pretty sure I get that from her...
    LifeOfaMarineGirlfriend20 LifeOfaMarineGirlfriend20 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Its been 4 years & not one day since then do I not think of her or look at the picture of her. I was 13, just starting my 8th grade year when the woman I love the most was taking...
    causeitaintevereasy causeitaintevereasy 16-17, F Jun 30

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    We were told today... I guess it was yesterday now, that my dad has cancer. They found tumors on his lungs and aren't sure where its originating from. Tomorrow, or today...
    NotBadForAYankeeGirl NotBadForAYankeeGirl 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 11

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    I didn't think I would. Boy was I wrong. My childhood wasn't the easiest. She was not a good mother. When she got sick, I was the one that stepped up and helped her out. Yet, I was...
    AuntieShani AuntieShani 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've just finished my sophomore year of college, my father died after a long battle with cancer last month. The duration of his illness prepared me in some aspects for his death...
    yellowprint yellowprint 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I almost lost my virginity just now. It was awesome, but I don't think I was to **** her, btw I'm 16 and she was 18
    DildoFaggons DildoFaggons 13-15, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Uncle Gary. Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. It had spread to his liver and lymph nodes. He died May 18 2014. He has three children. My younger cousins. Kara 10, Adriana 8, and...
    cat13wolfjb cat13wolfjb 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    Cancer is a terrible thing. From losing my Grandfather and my Aunt. My grandfather had liver cancer and passed away not long ago, maybe a couple months. I miss him. He means so...
    Kaylamarie9413 Kaylamarie9413 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    It's been almost one month since my mother died of pancreatic cancer. Cancer killed her slowly since she was diagnosed nearly 3 years ago. I'm not a religious person and I don't...
    orientador orientador 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    3 years ago, I lost my father to a lung cancer. He was 41 and I was still in junior high. And since then, my grandparents put me in charge as the head of the family. But my mom has...
    kiarna811 kiarna811 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I lost mama and I so miss her. I still love her a lot, and it's hard to go on without her. Sometimes it's terrible. I don't believe cancer killed her, her time in this worldly word...
    Meryaz Meryaz 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    This has been a interesting and scary journey and as yet I do not know how it will end. It began when I went in for a a colonoscopy I asked the doctor to do an upper scope as well...
    lifedrawing lifedrawing 61-65, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    My grandfather (poppy) had been fighting his battle with cancer for 5years. On the 11th of July, last week, he lost that battle. Seeing him just a few weeks before he passed, it...
    edenfw edenfw 16-17, F Jul 19

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    My brothers gone...sorry if this is long but it's what happend. My names Nevada and I'm 14. I'm the only girl my parents have, I have four older brothers. Declan is 21, Jackson is...
    VadaDrewSeventh VadaDrewSeventh 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I lost my wife to breast cancer Mothers Day weekend 2013. She had been battling for 5 years ..she was 43 when she passed away leaving me with a 7 year old daughter who only knows...
    bigbryman bigbryman 41-45, M 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    My Mom's Death I remember it clearly as though it happened yesterday. She was an amazing woman. Very independent yet not. My dad really held her together. I remember the...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    When I was 7 years old, I lost my dog. It was very hard since he was my best friend, he was getting to old (17 years old). When I was 12 years old, I lost my great grandfather...
    HorseBeauty HorseBeauty 13-15, F Jul 8

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    I've had some dark days in the 25 years of my life and this summer some new ones were added to that. I watched my mother die of cancer at 16, and within a year after her death, I...
    heartsofgold22 heartsofgold22 22-25, F Jul 9

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    I lost her... Again. The first time she left was back in October I think because me and her boyfriend had started talking and became like brother and sister. She left and I cried...
    talia13 talia13 16-17, F Jul 7

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    Last summer was the last time I saw him full of life and healthy. That September he was diagnosed with a rare, genetic but not hereditary cancer. Nobody in the friend group knew...
    kalleyboe kalleyboe 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I was always a "different" person than others. Some would say when I was young I was just going through changes. The older I got the worse my struggle was with myself. I had major...
    MissShotti MissShotti 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Pink - Raise Your GlassThis song makes me think of my sister, who died from complications of breast cancer. A bit before she passed, she showed me a video of this song done by...
    RaverFan RaverFan 41-45 Jul 11

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    I also lost my husband to cancer and am having a really hard time ... We were together for 23 years .and best friends...we traveled the world and never apart. I feel like half of...
    WorldofWidowHood WorldofWidowHood 66-70, F 1 Response Jul 12

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