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I Lost My Father to Cancer

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    Its Been Almost 6 Years And It Still Feels Like Yesterday....

    It has been almost 6 years since my dad died of Renal Cell Carcinoma and I don’t feel like I have healed at all. Today I find myself dwelling on it because it seems to be the underlying cause to most of my emotional outbursts. I have no friends that have experienced loss in...
    sjsmith87 sjsmith87 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 9, 2013

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    Lost My Hero, My Dad, To Acute Myeloid Leukemia

    It all started 3 years ago when my Dad noticed that his vision was getting weird. He thought he had cataracts. After going to the eye doctor he was sent straight to the emergency room. The eye doctor took one look in the back of his eyes and saw these black dots (there was a...
    cloneme22 cloneme22 26-30, F Sep 22, 2013

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    I Miss My Daddy

    He died on October 3rd, 2013. I was holding his hand when he went, struggling his last breaths in his cancerous lungs. And, god, do I miss him. He was the best father, and I was his little girl. He gave me a necklace before he died, it says "My little girl yesterday, my friend...
    Katiebird519 Katiebird519 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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    Tough Times Make Tough People....

    I lost my dad about three years ago to skin cancer. He died at about 3:30 a.m Jan. 24th. I was about ten or eleven at the time. When you lose a parent you remember all kinds of things they have said to you. I will never forget what my dad said to me. I am the only girl out of...
    FreedomFighter10 FreedomFighter10 13-15, F Apr 28, 2012

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    Daddy, What Did Your Life Mean

    A Life That Matters Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days. All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else. Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to...
    kinkitty kinkitty 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 12, 2008

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    Daddy's Girl

    I lost my dad on July 4, 2008.  He was the first man I ever loved in my life and I miss him terribly.  He died of Prostate cancer that he first contracted 15 years ago.  I am hoping to find someone who understands and the horrible pain I am going through.  He...
    gibbysgirl gibbysgirl 46-50 2 Responses Jul 18, 2008

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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 definition of honor and courage. I loved him and will continue to love with for the rest of my life. Throughout the entire uphill battle (cancer) my...
    idnar13 idnar13 13-15, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Miss My Dad

    My dad died in 2005 from lung and liver cancer.   From diagnosis to the time he died was 4 months.   I miss him terribly but I know that he is in a better place, free form the pain and fear of this .....horrible illness.  "IF TEARS COULD BUILD...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Sep 9, 2007

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    This Time of Year Is Hard...

    It's when the anniversaries start. When he first started to feel sick, when he was diagnosed, started treatments, his last Christmas, death. It's been 12 years and I still miss my dad like crazy.
    Miggs Miggs 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2007

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    Two Years Old

    I was two years old when my father passed away due to bone cancer......From everyone else except my Mom I hear he was a wonderful Christian man. I know very little of my father, except what others have told me. I don't remember him at all....I'm at a critical point in my life and...
    jesussaves2013 jesussaves2013 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2013

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    I lost my dad on the 10th of February 2000 I

    can't believe it's been 14 years since he died of lung cancer. I remember the phone call from the hospice like it was yesterday, I miss him so much. It's true they say time is a healer but it's still hard at times. I only wish he had managed to see his granddaughter before he...
    Roxy72 Roxy72 41-45, F Feb 7

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    I Miss My Dad A Lot

    My dad died from brain cancer 8 years ago when I was eleven. He was never around much when I was little. He worked all the time and I only saw him between when he got back from work and when I went to bed. My family would go on camping trips in the summer and he would always...
    samyoung8 samyoung8 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 5, 2013

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    I Lost My Mom to Emphysema In 1993 - Still Miss Her

    I lost my mother in 1993 to emphysema.  She had smoked since she was 15 years old, a victim of the Golden Age of Hollywood's penchant for showing its starlets like Joan Crawford and Betty Davis always with a cigarette in hand, their heads enswirled in a cloud of cigarette...
    AnxiousAdvocate AnxiousAdvocate 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 1, 2009

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    My Story

    I lost my Dad to cancer one month ago today. He was diagnosed in April after a week long stay in the hospital with colon cancer that had spread to his liver. He made it very clear that he didnt want any treatment at all. The doctors gave him six to eight months to live. He was...
    xlyssajx xlyssajx 18-21, F 51 Responses Aug 30, 2008

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    I Watched My Dad Battle Cancer Until He Couldnt Fight Anymore.

    I lost my dad to cancer this past summer on July 6th 2009. He had melanoma cancer, skin cancer and bladder cancer. My dad had cancer for about a year and 3 months. He always said he would be there for me and that he would never leave me. "Everything will be ok,"...
    volleyball4evr8 volleyball4evr8 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2009

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    Cancer Killed My Dad

    My dad was diagnosed with lung cancer in June of 2003 and died 8 weeks later.  He hadn't had a cigarette in about 25 years.
    28ofseptember 28ofseptember 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 22, 2007

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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 didn't get to see him or look at his eyes or listen to his voice before he died. I got married 2 months ago and I was in another country, my...
    DadysGirl DadysGirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    My Darling Dad ;-)

    My Dad would wipe my face with a wet flannel and scream alsorts of abuse at me so that i would get up for work! LOL He would come a drag me indoors when i was a crazy teenager getting p-i-s-s-e-d on the cheap booze!  He would iron my school uniform, Invite my Boy mates in...
    Sensational73 Sensational73 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 20, 2009

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    I Lost My Dad to Cancer

    I lost my dad to cancer in 1984. He had cancer of his pancreas and stomach. I was only a year and 10 months old though so unfortunately I don't remember him. I wish I did though because people say I am like him in a lot of ways. Cancer runs in my dad's side of the family and...
    Valentine Valentine 26-30, F 7 Responses Sep 14, 2007

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    My husband and I recently moved in with my Dad,

    who has a glioblastoma in the left temporal and frontal lobes. Before we moved in, I was worried sick about him every day, so I’m happy that he finally allowed us to move in and start caring for him. A daily phone call was not nearly enough anymore… I definitely feel like...
    Boopsey Boopsey 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    My Fathers Cancer And My Familys Falling Out.

    I lost my Dad on June 1st 2013 to stage 4 lung cancer which spread to his liver, brain, bones, and lymphnodes. It was very hard to watch the pain he was in, and how fast he was going down hill. I was called by my Mom telling me Dad was on his way to the hospital. Mind you my Dad...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 6, 2013

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    My Father

    The pain I heard, The pain he felt, The pain that took, Him away from us...... The wings that he wore, To fly high up in the heavens, The wind that passed, The wind took, His last breath from us....... Oh my heart aches, It burns, As I remember his enormous courage...... He...
    Thethinkingthinker Thethinkingthinker 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 26, 2012

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    This will be my first birthday without him

    coming up.... I miss you dad :/
    iSkateboard iSkateboard 16-17 2 Responses Jan 25

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    My father is battling cancer right now

    and it has just gotten very bad to the point where his liver is failing and he can't get chemo or radiation. I am not very close to him, but he is still my father. I guess I am just in need of someone who has been through the same thing…. but how did you cope through it? I...
    ISellCrackForTheCIA ISellCrackForTheCIA 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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    Daddy, I Miss You and I Love You.

    In 1987, my father was first diagnosed with prostate cancer.  He would not tell my brother and I about it until around 1991 or 1992.  At first it seemed that they got it all, and caught it at an early stage.  But later tests brought troubling results.  Certain...
    thinhotwire thinhotwire 51-55, F 8 Responses May 11, 2009

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    He Smoked

    He smoked since he was 13 or something like that I heard my mom say. He's always smoked. He smoked in the house when we were all infants, of course back then they weren't aware of second hand smoke. He was a wonderful man as I remember him. He was so mellow. He always had a smile...
    lily7 lily7 41-45, F 36 Responses Sep 26, 2007

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    Hi, first time I am using this to share a story.

    I haven't really spoken to anyone about this. So here it goes... My dad got diagnosed with lung cancer in August. A few weeks later the test results showed that the cancer has spread to his stomach, other lung, his hip and bones. He has become immobile and can hardly speak. He...
    birdyheart birdyheart 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2013

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    Gone Too Soon

    i lost my dad 3 weeks ago to lung kidney and bone cancer. it left a gigantic void in my heart because dad had parkinsons disease as well. he was the greatest father you can ask for and did not deserve all those horrible things in his later years. a month before he died he cried...
    jaysicario jaysicario 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    I Wish I Knew

    I am not sure if sharing this will help with my grief but I am hoping if everyone else is able to find some solace from this, so will I. I lost my dad in July 2013 to esophageal cancer. It all was so sudden that I am still not able to accept he won't be there anymore. He was so...
    AnuAsok AnuAsok 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2013

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    I Lost My Father To Pancreatic Cancer

    Back in 2010 just three years ago i was only 14 years old. I'm 17 now and I still feel the pain. I lost my dad to pancreatic cancer November 17, 2010. It is definitely the hardest thing i have ever been through. Its been a rough couple of years since then and its been great to...
    Dwil37 Dwil37 18-21, M Aug 28, 2013

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    I lost my father recently in Nov 2013.

    He was suffering from nasopharengeal carcinoma, a form of cancer, the tissues started growing up from upper nasopharyx to upskull. It was dignosted on 4th stage poorly diffenciated malignant tumour. Afterwards it started growing immensely to the other part of body and bones too...
    varora296 varora296 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 21, 2013

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    x0blueeyedblondex0 x0blueeyedblondex0 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 21

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    The Saddest, Yet Most Peacful Day of My Life

    My father and I had our arguements, mostly because I, his daughter, am just like him.  He was the love of my life, I was Daddy's little girl, even at 31 yrs old.  He was my King but also my equal.  Now that hehas been gone 6 weeks I hear more and more about how...
    APVail APVail 31-35 1 Response Dec 26, 2008

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    Dad

    Yesterday it was my Dad's birthday. I was all alone.  Not intentional just circumstance.  If I don't think this strange feeling goes away, if I think this strange feeling confuses me.
    Kurlysue Kurlysue 41-45, F Nov 24, 2012

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    I Lost My Dad To Cancer.

    I lost my dad 4 years ago, October 18th..he was 44, and had colon cancer. It took less than a year to ravage and kill him. I write this now, as the anniversary just passed, and miss him. I now live with the high possibility I will get the same cancer as he did. I will probably...
    bluemacawgirl bluemacawgirl 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2013

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    Diamonds Are Forever

    I lost my father 6 months ago, today. It's a day i'll never ever forget, and a part of my memory that I try very hard not to think about. My dad was diagnosed with C in January of 2011. It was the most unexpected and unreal moment of my life. One of those things will never ever...
    Diamond85 Diamond85 26-30 2 Responses Dec 5, 2012

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    Dance With My Father ^_^

    I never imagined that death could be a beautiful experience. July 2012 My dad called and told me that he was not feeling well. He was already embarrassed to go out because his skin turned yellow, he vomited after every meal, he lost weight, and his abdomen ached a lot. Days...
    LG077 LG077 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 2, 2013

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    My Father Died Of Brain Cancer In October....28 Years Ago This Year.

    Suppose this is the most appropriate time to write about it, for I haven't written anything about his death since the early 90s. I was 18 when my father died and at the time of his death, my most significant memory is a general numbness which settled over me. Couldn't cry. Couldn...
    goomer67 goomer67 46-50 1 Response Oct 28, 2013

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    Time Doesn't Heal Everything

    But it forces you to accept it's real. I lost my dad to small cell lung cancer last year and i can remember waking up the day after he had passed away and hoping that the day before had just been an awful nightmare. But the longer i laid in bed the more i realized it wasn't...
    ClockworkD ClockworkD 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2013

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    I lost my father on 17 November 2013.

    Last time i saw him he was laying on bed on 13 November 2013 and i had a flight to Germany (im making a master here so i had to go) I just told him i ll see him next time i come and that his chemo will be finished by then and that im sure that he will be ok. Now I'm thinking...
    zeybuk zeybuk 31-35, F Mar 15

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    I Haven't Lost My Grandfather Yet, But I Will.

    My grandfather raised me. I am now going on 30 years old and he's 84. When my mom ran away after having me, my grandfather was the one who wanted to keep me. He and my grandmother raised me, until my grandmother died when I was 16. I took care of her and my grandfather withdrew...
    jessicacha jessicacha 26-30, F Sep 26, 2013

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    My father was diagnosed with stage 1 brain

    cancer in 2004. It was removed, thankfully, and I got to have 9 more years with him. In 2012, he was again diagnosed with cancer, this time at a stage 4 glioblastoma multiforme, the most aggressive form of brain tumor. He was in the hospital on and off for surgery, chemo, and...
    corvvie corvvie 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    My Dad Died From Cancer.

    My dad found out he had lung cancer in June of 2010, after going back and forth to to the doctor trying to find out what was wrong. The tumor was to big to remove, so the doctors started radiation and chemo, but he had an adverse reaction to the chemo which shut down his kidney's...
    Jessicaluvsdogs Jessicaluvsdogs 31-35, F 23 Responses Oct 5, 2013

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    Wow... My dad was a smoker from age 15 to 52.

    He had been saying he was going to quit for years. He finally quit in summer of 2004 after he had a little discomfort in his back / side. He went to the doctor in July. He was diagnosed with metastatic small cell lung cancer. He left us that October... After he died, dozens of...
    swnjxn swnjxn 31-35, M Jan 16

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    I lost my dad to cancer 2 years ago to cancer.

    He battled it for a while w/ chemo but then stopped so he could spend the rest of his life being able to live "healthy" and have fun w/ us. He always said he loved us more than anything or anyone.
    notashamed14 notashamed14 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 19

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    I lost my father to cancer in 1989.

    He was only 35. I was 10 years old at the time. He had cancer in his back and it was really fast spreading. The doctors were never really sure what caused it or where it originated but it metastasized in his back. They did treatments but it spread to his brain and it defeated...
    jcase79 jcase79 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 5

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    I Lost My Father To Cancer

    I lost my father on November 11, 2013 at 9:56pm, after two very tough and depressing years of fighting Colon Cancer that spread to his liver, lungs, back and brain. My father and I had the best relationship a father and daughter could have. It was perfect, we spoke about...
    izaguirre izaguirre 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 15, 2013

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    My Dad (Grandpa)

    On this day, 1 month ago, I lost my grandpa, who was my best friend and a father to me. My dad left me when I was a newborn, leaving me to grow up without him. Me and my mom lived with my grandparents (her parents). My grandpa also grew up without his dad as well, so he felt bad...
    Al300 Al300 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 8, 2013

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    I lost my daddy on December the 6th 2013 to

    Cancer. We found out that he had cancer in December 2012 and he deteriorated until he was unconscious in a hospice on December 1st 2013. I don't know if this is going to help at all, but I just want to know that I'm not the only person out there who's completely lost and...
    FeatherWeight95 FeatherWeight95 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    My Wonderful Father.

    When I was 15 years old, my father, my best friend on this planet, was diagnosed with lung cancer. It was the hardest thing to accept and still is. It only took 8 short months for the cancer to take him away forever. I feel so angry, because he was one of the best people I have...
    christa1722 christa1722 18-21, F 10 Responses Aug 3, 2010

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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). Before I get into details, I would really like to start where it all began. I remember that day all too well. It was February 29th, 2012...
    iLucky iLucky 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    My Dad Died While I Was Pregnant.

    In March of 2004, we got the news that my dad had late stage 3 lung cancer.  In June, I became pregnant with my second child.  I didn't know if I should tell my parents.  Would it be something for my dad to try to live for, or would it be so upsetting to him to...
    triciafly triciafly 31-35, F 27 Responses Nov 3, 2008

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    From Diagnosis to the End...

    I was twelve years old when my father was diagnosed with cancer.  It was springtime, I remember very clearly.  He was given less than six months to live.  We were told to prepare ourselves as it was unlikely that he would live to see Christmas. My dad, though...
    Chiruken Chiruken 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 2007

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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 8 hrs ago

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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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    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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