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I Lost My Brother to Cancer

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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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    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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    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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    Yes

    It's his birthday today. I will never forget. HAPPY BIRTHDAY :)
    BloviatingBuffoon BloviatingBuffoon 70+, F 9 Responses Dec 11, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Oct 18, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    It has been so many years now

    but the consequences of losing my only brother to Acute Lymphoblastic 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. Yet every year, we still celebrate his...
    BloviatingBuffoon BloviatingBuffoon 70+, F 9 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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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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    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'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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My gran died of bone cancer and my dad (step) died of liver cancer........miss them. Cancer is evil and wicked and mean and causes heartaches to us human beings
    blogger123456 blogger123456 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I am 27, I lost my father to lung cancer 3 weeks ago he was 67, i feel so sad and alone and i feel that there's nothing to live for anymore. what breaks my heart more is that i...
    DadysGirl DadysGirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I guess to understand the full depth of my story, it's best to start at the very beginning It all started when I turned 7. Up until that age, I has a great family. My mom and dad...
    heartsofgold22 heartsofgold22 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Last month I lost my Mum to cancer. She was my best friend and now I just feel lost without her. In the last couple of weeks of her life I spent every waking moment with her...
    bf17 bf17 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Hey everyone, I hope your day is going well. I can't imagine what any of you have been through. I've never lost anyone close to me and for that I am lucky. My grandfather died of...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F a week ago

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    Hi my name is Julie, I am here because I dont know where else to go.............In May 2012 I lost my dad he was 82 years old, 6 weeks later my mother died of a broken heart, they...
    julesmcj3 julesmcj3 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I think I have "cured" my brother with his heartache! I feel so proud and happy for myself and him :)))
    CatLikeCub CatLikeCub 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    I'm coming up on my sixth cancerversary. It's funny what memories resurface. The day I found out I had a large tumor in my abdomen (which turned out to be a rare form of ovarian...
    stonesandsage stonesandsage 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    - Back in 2009 is when we first found out that my father had skin cancer but it didn't seem so serious so I wasn't so worried.. They talked about doing a surgery and after that...
    KickRocks KickRocks 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My Story . . . The one I've been needing, so bad, to tell. Now is my chance. My dad died October 16th, 2012 at 12:10am. He was diagnosed with Lymphoma (cancer in the lymph nodes...
    iLucky iLucky 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    4 days ago I lost my father to multiple myeloma, a vicious cancer that attacks the white blood cells and bone marrow. I am currently 14 and my dad was my role model. He was my...
    idnar13 idnar13 13-15, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    My mum has stage 3 lung cancer, which means its spread to her bones. She hid it from us until now. She made up every excuse to go to the doctor. Shes only 36. Shes being moved to a...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M Mar 25

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    I lost my father to cancer on February 8, 2014 . I was just shy of turning 16 . He's missed so much in these past 2 1/2 months . I think it gets harder everyday . He should be...
    awkwardprincess98 awkwardprincess98 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't think I had ever really found myself. I remember the day that I lost the thing I held most precious. In that day, I lost everything that I was. November 1, 1998, my...
    SuperGinger41 SuperGinger41 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Actually, I lost both of my parents when I was at the age of 10. I think this is the fuel behind my obsession towards money. You expected me to go on about my parents? Not much...
    majesticmaddy majesticmaddy 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    i lost my mother to cancer 5 years ago. and every single day goes by and my grief doesn't grow any smaller. she was amazing and perfect in every aspect. i dream to be like her.
    leahduffys leahduffys 16-17, F Apr 8

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    Thursday was a rough day my friend who's been sick with cancer passed away and even though she's no longer in pain and not suffering I am just so sad and lost! She's was such an...
    Rena4 Rena4 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    My Angel - It's been a year today since my best friend lost her life to Cancer. I miss her so much! Today's been kind of hard, but aim trying to focus on all the fun we had before...
    BroadwayDreamer16 BroadwayDreamer16 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    No disease scares anyone much more than a diagnosis of most cancers. You will find several sorts of scarce flu as well as meningitis that you'll have considered, but most cancers...
    Ryan5050yvs2 Ryan5050yvs2 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    Among the scariest items about most cancers is always that it could distribute and turn into infinitely harder to combat the for a longer time is continues to be untreated. But as...
    Joshua7271bvu2 Joshua7271bvu2 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    My dad got bowl cancer 😩 don't know how to react, I just went into defense mode went out the yard and linked my mates.. Just blazed one zoot.. And tried to forget about what I...
    Sukhii Sukhii 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    My grandpa died from cancer and we really didn't have a really good relationship since he lived so far. But I think that's what hurts the most, the fact that I didn't have that...
    omgchapstick omgchapstick 16-17, F Apr 3

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    On April 4, 2014 I lost my wife of 25 years to Lung Cancer. I miss her very much. She was my best friend and companion. I have done a lot of crying and more crying.
    vazquezj vazquezj 51-55, M 4 Responses Apr 10

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    My aunt has punched cancer in the fact twice. She is a real hero of mine.
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    After losing such a close friend it has become more evident that the stigma that comes with someone being mentally ill needs to be removed. Depression, anxiety, panic attacks etc...
    kiara95 kiara95 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I met a girl 2-3 years ago in mcdonalds she was beautiful, a real piece of work. The most amazing young woman i've ever seen. Snake-bite piercings jet black hair comepletely...
    Coolbeans10 Coolbeans10 16-17, M Mar 24

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    Yesterday was the last day I spend time with my Lady, a small dog with a big personality. Lady was a year dog, my sister dog had puppies and out of all of them we kept the eldest...
    SennaPyon SennaPyon 18-21, F Apr 12

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    This is an email from one of my friends, sent yesterday. Because of its impact and deeply powerful message, I wish to share it with you, in the hopes this might give you the...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 3 days ago

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    Now in college, I've tried talking to a couple of girls so far. I don't think the majority of them even seemed interested in me, but the last one did. She was awesome. But this...
    MovingOnWithTaintedHands MovingOnWithTaintedHands 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I feel my story is too long to type. Or maybe it's too difficult to rethink my past. For now, I feel I could share one instance in my life that happened until I feel I have the...
    Brooke5527 Brooke5527 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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