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I Lost My Brother to Cancer

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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 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 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'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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Hey older brother how are you doing? It's been 7 years since you left without saying good bye. You said you would be by my side forever. You said you would keep playing my favorite...
    MissWallflower MissWallflower 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    His name is Doobie (that's him in the picture). He is a 12 year old red nose staffordshire bull terrier. He has recently been diagnosed with cancer. He has two tumors in his...
    Sapphic33 Sapphic33 26-30, F 14 Responses 5 days ago

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    years and years of my daddy fighting off cancer . years 5 years on and off . he was such a good man . last month i lost him . he passed at night when i was in dance class . when i...
    Neroforlife Neroforlife 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Well, almost lost I think. I have widespread cancer, but it is actually a worm infestation. Various parasitic worms have mutagenic properties that could easily lead to cancer being...
    ResidentGoddessAstraea ResidentGoddessAstraea 18-21 3 Responses Jan 6

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    It has been 5 years now. It still hurts to talk about it sometimes and I have moments when I miss her so much I cry. It was so quick, though. People talk about how they had friends...
    PanFaealva PanFaealva 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    I met Noah and his brother in 2013. We were both in a dark place in our lives and pretty lost. His brother simon was the most beautiful person in the world and kept us both...
    MindlessMatters MindlessMatters 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    I lost my dad to cancer. He had lung cancer and he didn't realize it until it was too late. I was 7 years old when he passed away. He was 44 when I was born. Yeah I was definitely...
    srb76 srb76 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I lost my mum to cancer, stage 4 melanoma. she was diagnosed late 2012 and was put on this trial drug. she seemed fine had to eat by a certain time and medication at a certain time...
    Mitchell92 Mitchell92 22-25 4 days ago

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    Before I begin positing about my experiences, I'd like the world to know where I am at and where I have been. After my father passed away in 1994 (I was 2 and my sister turned 1...
    SamRoberts3 SamRoberts3 22-25, M Jan 14

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    It's been 6.5 years since your passing. I was one year into my own battle with cancer. it wasn't looking good. I remember the day when you told me that if you could take my cancer...
    amc92 amc92 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    "Unstoppable Hope"Losing a child is the worst emotional pain a person can feel. As a grief counsellor, and as a mom who has lost a son to cancer, I feel it is critical we share our...
    danagoodman danagoodman 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    I was fifteen when I lost my mother to cancer. after a five year battle. I ended up on the streets. could not continue school. I joined a carnival. and traveled all over the U.S...
    mcguiverman mcguiverman 51-55, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I just found out today. She was talking about the menu for our vacation next weekend , she said " We are having lasagna Friday and Tacos Saturday night....... Did I tell you I have...
    Marsi10 Marsi10 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 2

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    please help me I beg u. someone I care about has cancer in a most painful place idk how long they have left but if they die I'll die too and they want me there I promised them id...
    matrixwolf matrixwolf 16-17, M Jan 14

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    I can't say this loud enough. We just lost another friend to cancer this past weekend and it sucks. She was an inspiration to so many, my daughter's dance instructor, in fact her...
    2censored 2censored 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Almost 4 years ago, my mom passed from pancreatic cancer. Just wish there was a better way to test for it earlier, rather than catching once its too late.
    white95zj white95zj 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    As of April 2015, it will be 4 years since my younger sister Susan passed away from the cancer she had dealt with so bravely for several years. Time may heal some wounds, tho not...
    QueenIzabella QueenIzabella 56-60 1 Response Jan 6

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    It is almost a year ago that my beautiful brother was given eight weeks to live. His lung cancer had moved to his brain. He died on 3 march, 2014 and I was holding his hand. He...
    JaneCrispin JaneCrispin 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    It was November 5, 2010 when my grandma ( dad's mom) passed away from lung cancer. Of course she was a heavy smoker. She'd smoke one every 2 minutes after she finished the first...
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M Jan 9

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    When I was just 9 years of age, my mother died from Cancer. This started from behind the eye and lead to taking over the rest of her body dramatically. I loved her so much and...
    milanibrooke milanibrooke 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    my much beloved sister died from cancer last week. I cry every time I think or talk about it and at the moment am being bombarded with messages from people who want to talk about...
    lonelyguybc lonelyguybc 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    So I will share with you guys my story: Dave, died from cancer last year I don't know it just seems like yesterday. So ahhhh We always hang out with the gang and have fun. One...
    Regkid Regkid 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I am a believer. I believe god has protected me in many situations. I have really been distanced with him. I losted my grandpa November 2012, right after my mom shot herself in...
    shygirl1986 shygirl1986 26-30, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    My mom died on November 26, 2014 from cancer. I knew it was coming and she was suffering the last couples days but it was hard to see her die. She has told me she wanted me there...
    Lazzer13 Lazzer13 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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