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I Lost My Father to Cancer

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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 18-21, 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 31 Responses Oct 5, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    Until We Meet Again...

    I lost my dad to brain cancer on 4-6-11. I miss him so much. I had to go back to school (I go to college in a different state). It's so hard to try to finish up the semester while feeling so depressed.We all thought that my dad was doing much better. The average amount of time...
    maddityler maddityler 18-21 2 Responses Apr 27, 2011

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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 1 Response Feb 7

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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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    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 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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    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 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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    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 2 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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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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    Happy Father's Day. May our daddy's look upon

    and continue to keep us safe.
    x0blueeyedblondex0 x0blueeyedblondex0 22-25, F Jun 15

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 3 Responses Mar 31

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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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    x0blueeyedblondex0 x0blueeyedblondex0 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 21

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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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    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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    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 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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    My dad passed away in January this year.

    It's only few months but seem like forever for me. He was 56 when he's died and I'm just 20. Most of time I try to forget to think about this and that can help relieve me but when I miss my dad I feel like I'm dying inside. Like yesterday I was so sick that I slept all day and I...
    Ratatouille7 Ratatouille7 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 8, 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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    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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    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 2 Responses Apr 17

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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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    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 been treating me differently and so we got serious conflicts and all. And I kept imagining what will it be if he was still alive. So that my...
    kiarna811 kiarna811 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 16

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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 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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    My father passed away April 12th 2014.

    He was 62 years old. I always had a feeling he would die of cancer. I even knew the day...my best friend Gary who committed suicide was born April 12th. I miss my father dearly. He worked so hard and gave his family everything we needed. He would help anyone for any reason. I...
    Davieg196 Davieg196 31-35, M 1 Response May 7

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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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    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 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I did, I was only 6 at the time.

    Though my time with him was short, he taught me so much, and I just want to wish him the happiest of Father's Day, may he spend it peacefully watching over my brother and I.
    TheAmazingSpiderJoe TheAmazingSpiderJoe 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 15

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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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    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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    Two years ago I miss him I'm very glad he

    didn't suffer he refused treatment he just closed his eyes and went to sleep and never woke up
    dfries63 dfries63 46-50, M Jul 5

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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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    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 2 Responses Dec 12, 2009

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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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    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 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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    If You Have Cancer Or Know Someone That Has Please Read This.

    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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    Related Experiences

    My cousin died from cancer at 22 not too long ago. My aunt died from breast cancer when i was little. Anyone who has gone through this, i feel for you. Sending you all hearts xx
    Jennajmac Jennajmac 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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