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I Lost My Grandmother to Cancer

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    Lung Cancer - BOTH of them.  and Also my Uncle.  and I smoke.  yeah yeah, well bring it on.
    btrfly09 btrfly09 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2007

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    The Only Family Member I Could Actually Tolerate - When I was younger I tended to annoy my family and I didn't have any friends, except of course my grandmother. She was the one...
    ImAlittleLost09 ImAlittleLost09 18-21, F Oct 20, 2013

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    I Can Ride My Bike With No Handlebars - Growing up, there was no one I adored more than my grandmother. From a young age she was the one there for me. My mother was going through a...
    Swimmingteacher7 Swimmingteacher7 18-21, F Apr 10, 2012

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    Beatrice Elizabeth Gilliam...~*nan*~ - i was 9, the day i learned my nan was dying of cancer. that was 23 years ago. mum kneeled before me and my younger brother and told us the...
    Clark44 Clark44 31-35 2 Responses Oct 21, 2011

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    It Happened So Fast - My grandmother passed away on may 27, 2008... its only been a little while, its so hard to except that shes gone. She was 78,, she has had a very difficult...
    iceberg01ca iceberg01ca 41-45, F Jun 11, 2008

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    The Sickness-the Last Goodbye - These are a couple stories i had to write for a college comp class a couple of years ago. Rough copies so please dont be too cruel with my grammar...
    escapexthexfate escapexthexfate 18-21, F May 30, 2010

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    Sometimes I Hate Being Right - When my grandmother entered the hospital we family were given a pamphlet to soften the blow that she probably wouldn't be returning home after brain...
    freeed freeed 61-65, M 1 Response Aug 10, 2011

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    Not 1,Not 2,But 3 - Unfortunately I learned at a young age that people you love die. A lesson that was hard to accept and understand but a lesson I learned all the same. Lost 2...
    sexxydiva sexxydiva 36-40, F Apr 25, 2011

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    Pancreas Cancer - I lost my grandmother due to pancreas cancer. That was 9 years ago.
    gohjohan gohjohan 31-35, M Oct 30, 2007

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    She Wasn't Much Past 60 - I lost my grandmother to colon cancer. She was 66, I think and I was about 8. I've really missed not being able to have a relationship with her. I've...
    Brittie Brittie 16-17 1 Response Sep 21, 2009

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    Three years ago my grandmother was diagnosed with lung cancer. I didn't really know what to feel at that moment. I just figured that she would power through it and come out winning...
    Angelmarie14 Angelmarie14 18-21, F Mar 23

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    1991 - It was in augest of 91 when she passed i was eight years old. She had been sick in and unable to move or talk for months. I often wonder how my life would have been if she...
    mulder mulder 26-30 3 Responses Oct 29, 2012

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    Gram Cracker Crunch - Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 6:46PM - I lost the greatest Love and Friend I have ever known or will ever know. My Gram was my Mother and my Papa was my Father...
    Mis77 Mis77 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2013

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    Breast - Didn't even know she was sick. They never told me. She died when I was 5. I went to the graveyard but not to the viewing. I miss her.
    Aminik Aminik 31-35, F Jan 24, 2008

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    Sunday 9/11 2011. She Went Up To Heaven. - The stress is getting to me my immune system is shot and I'm catching the flu before my beloved grandmas funeral which will be held on...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 14, 2011

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    A Not-so-merry Christmas - I remember the day exactly. It was Christmas morning, I was an excited little five-year-old. Curious about what lied beneath the colorful wrapping paper...
    BrokenLullaby BrokenLullaby 16-17, F Jun 13, 2010

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    My Nana - My Nana was the most wonderful woman you could ever have met! She just new how to make you smile and her laugh was contagious! I miss her more and more everyday! My mom...
    Alibunny13 Alibunny13 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2013

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    Still Miss Her -   I lost my grandma to lung cancer and she didn't even smoke...ever We lived right next door to my grandparents when I was growing up and she was definately...
    maddieaz maddieaz 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 8, 2008

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    Not A Good Feeling. - My grandmother died on february 12th 2012. She was a very special lady and i miss her alot. We were quite close since moved from Aus to canada for uni. We...
    jesse451 jesse451 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 27, 2012

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    heartsofgold22 heartsofgold22 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Cancer is defined as the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body, which are also called malignant cells. "What's hurting my mom?", I remember asking my dad. "Cancer", he...
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    On December 1st, 2013, I lost one of the most important people in my life. The person I looked up too. My first friend, my brother. I was sitting in my brothers bed waiting for my...
    FMRT FMRT 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 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...
    DadysGirl DadysGirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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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...
    iLucky iLucky 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    When I was very young I used to pray to God to take my life before my Grandmother's so I wouldn't see the day she dies because I knew I couldn't handle it. That is one prayer God...
    AwkwardFella AwkwardFella 18-21 4 days ago

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    You're getting on with your life, While I'm getting over mine. Interesting... Life has a way of going crazy when you least expect it. I never thought it would be like this. You...
    odditblue odditblue 46-50, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I lost my grandmother October 31, 2000. I was 6 years old and I was lost and still am without her. She was my everything when I was little. She was my best friend, playmate, and...
    katiieadjodha katiieadjodha 18-21, F Mar 23

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    Hey everyone, I hope your day is going well. I can't imagine what any of you have been through. I've never lost anyone close to me and for that I am lucky. My grandfather died of...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    Last month I lost my Mum to cancer. She was my best friend and now I just feel lost without her. In the last couple of weeks of her life I spent every waking moment with her...
    bf17 bf17 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    On March 21st at 11:37 pm MST 2014, my sister lost her battle with cancer. I have decided to take a bit of leave from Experience Project and my friends. I will need to take this...
    newtonpark newtonpark 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    i lost my mother to cancer 5 years ago. and every single day goes by and my grief doesn't grow any smaller. she was amazing and perfect in every aspect. i dream to be like her.
    leahduffys leahduffys 16-17, F Apr 8

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    Had a best friend in elementary school that I lost contact with. I miss her. :) wonder what she's up to. I forgot her name though... Lol
    Cozy01 Cozy01 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    It is with a very heavy heart. That I say; one of the people that saved me when I had my heart attack. Lost his battle today and could not be saved. RIP Brian, my boss, my friend...
    luckynewstart luckynewstart 51-55, M 6 hrs ago

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    No disease scares anyone much more than a diagnosis of most cancers. You will find several sorts of scarce flu as well as meningitis that you'll have considered, but most cancers...
    Ryan5050yvs2 Ryan5050yvs2 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Among the scariest items about most cancers is always that it could distribute and turn into infinitely harder to combat the for a longer time is continues to be untreated. But as...
    Joshua7271bvu2 Joshua7271bvu2 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My grandmother passed away early this morning, and her last words to me were, "I love you too, sweetie." Nana, I love you so much, and though it hurts so badly that you've passed...
    iCaii iCaii 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I lost my mom to pancreatic cancer in May 2012. The summer after I graduated from high school is when my mom got diagnosed. I had a boyfriend at the time but he became frustrated...
    kristyd713 kristyd713 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    My grandpa had lung cancer for 16 years. He died in March 2010.
    underageloner underageloner 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I am in my mid-twenties. Did not finish college. I am adopted and don't know my biological family. My adopted parents got divorced-the father commited suicide four years ago and...
    layla99 layla99 22-25 1 Response Mar 25

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    My dad got bowl cancer đŸ˜© don't know how to react, I just went into defense mode went out the yard and linked my mates.. Just blazed one zoot.. And tried to forget about what I...
    Sukhii Sukhii 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    My grandpa died from cancer and we really didn't have a really good relationship since he lived so far. But I think that's what hurts the most, the fact that I didn't have that...
    omgchapstick omgchapstick 16-17, F Apr 3

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    On April 4, 2014 I lost my wife of 25 years to Lung Cancer. I miss her very much. She was my best friend and companion. I have done a lot of crying and more crying.
    vazquezj vazquezj 51-55, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    My aunt has punched cancer in the fact twice. She is a real hero of mine.
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    It grieves me to read people having problems with their grandparents. I never knew my dad's dad as he died when my father was about 5 or 6 years old. My mother's father died when I...
    ruledbyvenus ruledbyvenus 51-55, F Mar 21

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    My mom just committed suicide. She passed away on March 7, and I found out March 13. I just want to wake up from this wretched dream. I just want to call her so badly and talk to...
    alexthornton alexthornton 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    I actually lost my great-grandfather, and great-grandmother but I never saw them when I was younger and I never said "I love you" to them and you never got to say goodbye
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I hate cancer, it's a horrible horrible disease- and it's common in my family, my grandma died from breast cancer, my father had a very rare tumour in his back that almost killed...
    AllyLogan AllyLogan 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    A 2 time survivor. I am fair skinned and susceptible to skin cancer. As a golfer, that's a big concern. I have had friends with minor skin lesions which were easily taken care of...
    lakeluver lakeluver 66-70, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I fall for you the hardest. It made me the strongest. So tell me, your secrets. I just can't stand to see you leaving. But heaven couldn't wait for you. No heaven couldn't wait...
    Kylie098 Kylie098 16-17, F Mar 17

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    I have done a lot for cancer and awareness. I will not feel bad because I will not participate. I am perfectly comfortable without makeup, and those photos can easily be found on...
    sylviaturner sylviaturner 26-30, F Mar 18

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    I was only 18 when I lost my dad. I sometimes feel regret because I've never really spent the time I wanted to with him an only with him. I was about 10 when my parents got a...
    trulyblessed90 trulyblessed90 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 18