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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 3 Responses Dec 28, 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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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 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'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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My first day of middle school I was 12 years old I was just about to get on the bus I got a phone call, my mother passed away from synovial sarcoma which is a rare cancer.. My...
    briannabailey briannabailey 16-17, F Feb 9

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    My mom just took in my nephew before my grandma died my nephew was a newborn straight from the hospital. my dad thought of him as his son and even said that he would be happy if...
    skie800 skie800 18-21, F Feb 22

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    I lost my best friend from cancer. My grandma died of bone cancer the day after Michael Jackson. I haven't been the same fun loving girl I use to be since she died. I lost two...
    Rebelscorpio Rebelscorpio 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    Here I am 1000s of miles away at school. here I am getting a phone call telling me that he was gone. here I am with not enough money to my name to fly home and be there for my...
    thebigtimedreamer thebigtimedreamer 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    My 15 year old sister passed away on May 20th, 2013, after battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia for 8 months. She received chemo treatments for about 4 months before she was(apparently...
    missingem missingem 22-25, F Feb 21

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    My father was a health person until June 2014. He was a teetotaler too. In July he was diagnosed with TB. I doubt he had TB. For a while he was getting better. All the while the...
    nithyarbabu nithyarbabu 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 22

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    I lost my mum to liver cancer over 18 months ago. She was my best friend, the strength to guide me and a mother with everlasting unconditional love. After being diagnosed my mum...
    kyro88 kyro88 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    Back in 2007 i lost my son to cancer, Neuroblastoma.he was only 5 years old. everyday I feel like I'm getting weaker and weaker. I shut out most of the people in my life. my...
    ClickCloser ClickCloser 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 6

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    A month ago I lost my aunt to cancer. Today is her birthday. Happy Birthday Aunt Kathy. I love you. <3 RIP 👼
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    Hi I just wanted to share this story to you all. So two years ago my dad was diagnosed with cancer. This scared me because I was 12 and I had already gone through my grandma dying...
    romanmichell romanmichell 13-15, M 3 Responses Feb 7

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    When I was 12 my mom found out she had breast cancer. This came shortly after her getting sober. My sister was away at collage, so it was just my mom and me. I had to spend a lot...
    Queenofhearts23 Queenofhearts23 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Yes I am. 14 years cancer free as well. I lost my left eye due to the cancer, I was only stage 2 so it was remove the eye or die. I was 2 years old so I don't remember a thing. And...
    Mamasbabycub Mamasbabycub 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I've just got the news that my grandad hasn't got long to live as his brain tumour is spreading and his organs are failing. The fact the he is going to go scares me, I love him so...
    lunamoon12 lunamoon12 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    My sister died on the night 13 November 2012 of cancer. I miss her so much I think I will be glad when my time comes. Both of our parents have died, my loving teacher and beautiful...
    Amago Amago 13-15, M 4 Responses Feb 14

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    my mom died of lung cancer when I was 1 and a half years old. so if you're wondering, no I do not remember her. I've seen pictures and I've heard stories, but it just doesn't seem...
    hannahrose29 hannahrose29 13-15, F Feb 15

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    1 month and 11 days ago I lost my mother to suicide. I remember when my sister called me. I was in school. She told me our mum had OD'D and that she was in the hospital. I...
    leavingtraces leavingtraces 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    I wish i had a big brother that would take care off me, protects me, loves me, looking after me, and being together for always. But i think it is really difficult and rare to find...
    LonelyAndSensitive LonelyAndSensitive 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    sometimes i wonder if my brother really loved me. i only remember one time he said something nice to me, i was holding glass windows in my hand and they were heavy, he took them...
    andylovesyou23 andylovesyou23 13-15, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I lost my only little sister, so sharp and unbearable, on 13th November 2012. She was 9. This has shaken the very foundation of myself. I feel such deep pain and the future looks...
    Amago Amago 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    I lost my little sister 2 and a half years ago, an I still want her back, I miss her laughter, her jokes and just someone to talk to, I miss her so much, I think about her every...
    Amago Amago 13-15, M 3 Responses Feb 16

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