I Lost My Father to Cancer

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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
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jun 8, 2013

    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
    3 Responses Feb 5, 2013

    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

    I just lost my dad to lung cancer 1 week ago.

    I held his hand as he peacefully passed. He was only 56. My dad was my best friend. It just doesn't feel real, like I still feel he's alive sometimes. It's been so hard and I just don't know how I'm going to get through this. I feel guilty when I act normal and do normal things...
    cecebem cecebem
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Feb 22, 2016

    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 TB tablets were very painful and killing him. He took them on regular persuasion though much to his dislike. In Oct, since his...
    nithyarbabu nithyarbabu
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Feb 22, 2015

    I'm 15 and i lost my father just over two weeks

    ago. The experience is still new to me and when i'm alone i break down and cannot control my tears, i don't know who to speak to, despite the many people who have said i can speak to them, they don't understand
    8u8813s 8u8813s
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Sep 26, 2014

    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
    51-55, M
    Jul 5, 2014

    I am 11 years old. On January 17th at 3 am my

    father (age 46) passed away of stomache cancer, due to my young age I wasn't told a lot about his disease however I do know something. My dad didn't live with us, he left out family, however every Sunday he would pick up me and my sister and we would go watch a movie in the...
    Eliza004 Eliza004
    16-17, F
    Apr 1, 2016

    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
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jun 26, 2012

    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

    It's true, but my father sucked.

    He didn't care about me at all..
    crazysweet crazysweet
    22-25, F
    Sep 13, 2015

    My father was 61 when he died.

    He had cancer but the doctors operated and it was all good. He decided to skip chemo because he was trusting "the lord". For a few years (about 4) everything was fine. Then a mole started to grow on his finger but he ignored it. I mean, he trusted "the lord". After it got very...
    rosievolk rosievolk
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 10, 2015

    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

    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
    2 Responses Dec 5, 2012

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jun 18, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Apr 27, 2011

    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

    on the 10th November last year I lost my dad to

    cancer and tomorrow is going to be the first fathers day without him, I don't know how im going to cope, everyone believes im ok and that im strong and can get through it but inside im falling apart
    kimmy24 kimmy24
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jun 20, 2015

    April 13th 2013 so coming up on 3 years now.

    He died after a 8 month battle with lung cancer. Wasn't a big surprise knew it was only a matter of time for anyone who smokes 2-3 packs of cigarettes a day it's bound to happen. I realized about a year after he died i was up to smoking about two packs a day it scared the...
    PanHead1989 PanHead1989
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Feb 5, 2016

    it's bizarre this was the #experienceoftheday

    because I just spent my first Thanksgiving and my first birthday on Friday without Dad... he died April 27, seven months before I turned 34... I loved him so much... the cancer was evil, it changed him and he wasn't himself much of the time he was sick and he tried so hard to do...
    Madrina81 Madrina81
    31-35, F
    Nov 29, 2015

    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

    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
    56 Responses Aug 30, 2008

    My father had long cancer.

    It's been 15 years Sins my mother became a widow. I was 2 years old. So I don't remember him. It never really bothered me until now. Lately I'm wondering what kind of men he was, what he loved, would we be alike? These kind of things..
    Miriam212 Miriam212
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 24, 2014

    My Father passed away on May 20,

    2015. He had been admit into Hospice. This is where people go when they are about to die. My Father had been battling bladder cancer for 17 years, but then he lost his battle. He was 87 when he died. It was on a Wednesday night when I received the fatal phone call that my Father...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 5, 2015

    August 1st 2014 I will never forget the day I

    walked into the hospital happy that my father's vertigo would finally be treated. I was nervous when my mom took me to the ICU, I didn't understand. The people through the halls had broken bodies, old, hooked up to machines. My father came in for Vertigo - why was he here...
    ArtistGhost ArtistGhost
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 16, 2015

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    Mar 2, 2013

    I miss him more than ever.

    But I know he lives through me.
    Ayers010 Ayers010
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 1, 2015

    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

    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
    31-35, F
    Sep 22, 2013

    on the 13th of August last year my life changed

    I found out my dad had cancer again, he had had it before but survived after having 3 quarters of his left lung removed he had been clear for between 5-6 years, they run loads of tests and we found out it was in his bones, lung, stomach and blood, they told us there was nothing...
    kimmy24 kimmy24
    26-30, F
    Mar 18, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 17, 2014

    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, 2014

    My father had cancer

    but he also had a very bad heart condition. I don't know which one killed him. He went through one chemo, but when the doctors suggested to undergo one more, he refused.
    Leotrine Leotrine
    61-65, T
    2 Responses Apr 15, 2016
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    2 Responses Jan 15, 2016

    I lost my father last Sunday,

    6/28/15 at 5:05AM. As I held his hand and the sounds of him drowning in his own fluid was killing me! He was a DNR, but I feel that the rest of my family was just to tired to be their, they told the dr not to bother draining him ( box was in his side not on floor), because it...
    Kellysue11 Kellysue11
    36-40, F
    Jul 8, 2015

    It's been seven years

    since I lost my father to bladder cancer. I was seventeen then. I still can't cope with the fact that I will never hear his voice again, share a laugh with him. It's been hard and it doesn't get any easier, you just get stronger. But the absence is always there. And the anger...
    Terribleana Terribleana
    22-25, F
    Nov 18, 2015

    I lost my father to stomach cancer

    when I was 14. He began to feel pain in his stomach about 1.5 years before his death. The pain strengthened form month to month. Unfortunately Father was afraid to go to see a doctor; I hardly understand why. May be, at that time all people were very afraid of cancer; this...
    alexalan alexalan
    56-60, M
    Nov 15, 2014


    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

    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
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Oct 27, 2013

    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

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

    and continue to keep us safe.
    x0blueeyedblondex0 x0blueeyedblondex0
    26-30, F
    Jun 15, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    Jul 16, 2014

    I lost my father to colon cancer,

    he was only in his early 40s. I never got to say goodbye. It happened so fast. I myself was lucky to have caught the same cancer he had early enough before it spread..now I'm checked every year. I wish he had that same opportunity.
    Redparrot32 Redparrot32
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Feb 25, 2016

    My dad's family lives in london ,

    with my mom at work and me at school in Portugal my father had to go for a few months to london so he would not be alone ... Sometimes i went there , i didnt cared about school in that moment... Well the thing is my family never liked my mother so they insulted and humiliated...
    MynameisAya MynameisAya
    13-15, F
    Oct 31, 2015

    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
    31 Responses Nov 3, 2008

    I lost my father to colon cancer only two days

    ago. We have been struggling for fifteen months. And all was going positive. The last step was a liver surgery then all the tumors would be removed. It was a very risky operation and my father couldn't make it due to excessive bleeding. He was very optimistic during the whole...
    sevgin sevgin
    31-35, F
    May 28, 2015

    Well this Saturday December 13 will be two years

    and I'm dreading it. I miss my father but I'm also mourning my mother who died in April of this year. I'm grieving both parents and I think the anniversary of his death will just make it apparent that they are both gone now. Instead of my heart only aching for my father on the...
    cicisays13 cicisays13
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2014

    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
    4 Responses Feb 7, 2014

    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
    1 Response Oct 28, 2013

    Empty....hollow chested.

    ...light and floating....in my thoughts you are heavy, lead, and impossible to carry...Ashes in a grey plastic box, you can't possibly be inside....unable to truly speak, cry, explain myself...part of me is gone with you....your voice can i remember it's sound before the morphine...
    NixGnome NixGnome
    26-30, F
    Aug 14, 2014
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