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I Lost My Grandmother to Cancer

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    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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    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 my serrogate mother. She was built like Dolly Parton and could always make me laugh. I love her and miss her everyday...
    maddieaz maddieaz 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 8, 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 Friday. I feel so low my chest is heavy, I am at rest now but I keep alternating between crying and stressing out, I haven't eaten in two days. I...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 14, 2011

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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 or punctuation. The stories just seemed to fit this group i found. To all who have lost any loved one to cancer. I pray for the...
    escapexthexfate escapexthexfate 18-21, F May 30, 2010

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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 rough time while I was really young so my grandma took the lead on raising me. I always felt a little closer to her than my other siblings...
    Swimmingteacher7 Swimmingteacher7 18-21, F Apr 10, 2012

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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 wondered if she would like the woman I've grown up to me. My Baba tells me that she and I have/had a lot in common. So, often or...
    Brittie Brittie 16-17 1 Response Sep 21, 2009

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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 time, with stuggling with her weight for has long has I can remember, 19 years ago she overcome ovarian cancer, she has had...
    iceberg01ca iceberg01ca 41-45, F Jun 11, 2008

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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 who taught me how to read, how to make tea, how to move past those places in your life where you just want to give up. My first memory's where of her...
    ImAlittleLost09 ImAlittleLost09 18-21, F Oct 20, 2013

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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 cancer surgery. I was persuaded. She never came home.She was closer to me than my mother, her daughter. I miss her.At least she...
    freeed freeed 61-65, M Aug 10, 2011

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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 became quite close, and my only regret was not being there the morning she died to tell her i loved her. Although i know she...
    jesse451 jesse451 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 27, 2012

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    Fate

    My Nanee has been battling cancer since I was born and it never let her rest. It ended at the age 63 when her doctors could not perform surgery to take out a tumor in her liver. We knew for a good month or so before it happened. I went to her funeral and my cousin Branson and...
    TruthLauren TruthLauren 13-15, F Mar 21, 2010

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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. An unwanted child and burden to my own parents, but a Blessing to my Grands. My Grands took me in and thought of, looked...
    Mis77 Mis77 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2013

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    First Grandma, Then Mum

    When I was a boy - maybe 6 years old - when my grandma died of breast cancer (back in about 1970). My mum nursed her at home and it was really hard work for her. I remember reading grandma stories. It is tragically ironic that Mum herself got cancer. She got uterus cancer and...
    gavmac gavmac 46-50, M Aug 26, 2010

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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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    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 & dad had me at a young age and while they got on there feet Nana raised me. When I was four I moved in with my...
    Alibunny13 Alibunny13 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2013

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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 grandmothers to Breast Cancer another to Bone Cancer.Such devastating losses. I learned so much from them and had so...
    sexxydiva sexxydiva 36-40, F Apr 25, 2011

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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 had lived longer it would be better no doubt. It is tough to deal with a death of someone close at any...
    mulder mulder 26-30 3 Responses Oct 29, 2012

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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. After ripping open all of the gifts, my mom and stepdad sat me down at the dining table, both on either side of me. My mom...
    BrokenLullaby BrokenLullaby 16-17, F Jun 13, 2010

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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 in the end. To me nothing changed. She was still the same human being that continued to do what she wanted. Went for walks, volunteered, did...
    Angelmarie14 Angelmarie14 18-21, F Mar 23

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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 heartening news. the cancer was everywhere - in her lungs, brain, throat...etc... i intentioned to be alone, but my younger brother followed...
    Clark44 Clark44 31-35 1 Response Oct 21, 2011

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    My feet are cold and my nose itches. based on those two pieces of information, my grandmother can tell me what my future holds. I love my grandmother :)
    Upseedaisy Upseedaisy 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    I lost my Grandmother to bone cancer 12 years ago. I was very young back then, but I remembered how much she suffered with it. Then a few years ago it was my Auntie/Godmother I...
    WingsOfTheDawn WingsOfTheDawn 26-30, F Nov 22

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    My grandmother has just been admitted to the hospital not being able to catch her breath nor sleep for the past few days. Upon admitting her she had a x ray and cat scan where they...
    Virgo1981 Virgo1981 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 5

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    So proud of this man. Cancer took him far too soon, but his former employer, family, and lifelong friends will never forget the impact of his life. https://www.facebook.com/video...
    MommaBella MommaBella 31-35, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    O k so I survived it. but no one realizes all the damage that is done to a young man when he gets cancer in his prime of life. I was 28, I was doing awesome with my job, I had a...
    johnnystar4u johnnystar4u 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    So my grandmother has been short of breath and they've found s tumor in her right lung all nestled up to her veins :( they biopsied this monster but haven't said if it's cancerous...
    Virgo1981 Virgo1981 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I lost my husband at age 29, he died when our son was only 2 mos. old. Then my mom died from cancer. My dad remarried before the grass could grow on my mothers grave. He moved...
    SeaGenieTx SeaGenieTx 51-55, F Dec 9

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    My grandmother died from ovarian cancer before I was born and I think about her all the time. I wish I could of known her.
    CrystalLynn1995 CrystalLynn1995 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    And I try not to hate anything. I lost a childhood friend to cancer, a women I knew since I was a teenager fought & won against cancer, & my father has had cancer 2 times & beat...
    Stickwithmebabe Stickwithmebabe 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    24th September was the day I lost my mother to stage 4 pancreatic cancer, she was diagnosed in early April and devastatingly went in September. Being 15 it's been the toughest...
    isobelanderson isobelanderson 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I lost my mother to cancer December 15 2010, her funeral was exactly 1 week before Christmas, that was hard my mom loved Christmas. she was and will always be an amazing woman, I...
    McKenna630 McKenna630 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 21

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    My 10 year old daughter lost her life to cancer on March 5, 2012. At Texas Children Hospital in Houston, Tx. It has been the hard for the family to deal with and we miss her very...
    pstches06 pstches06 36-40, F Dec 4

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    My mom passed away from breast cancer about two years ago. I often come to this website to read other stories as it helps me realize I am not alone. I often blame myself for not...
    lostwithoutherr lostwithoutherr 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Hello everyone. I am glad I found a place where I can connect with others who have sadly lost their child to cancer. My daughter Darah, was fourteen when she passed away - only a...
    DanaWood DanaWood 41-45, F Nov 18

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    When I was four and a half years old I lost my Mother to Sarcoma. According to cancer.net, this year, 5,470 females will be diagnosed sarcoma in the United States. About 2,190...
    katmcc katmcc 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    I lost my first wife to MS. I cared for her at home for nearly 10 yrs. she was paralyzed from her eyes down. She needed a lot of care. We were married for 18 yrs. She passed away...
    KDHARDY KDHARDY 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 20

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    Hi, I'm 66 years old man who has recently lost my wife of a 22 year marriage to cancer after she had a 10 month battle with this rotten disease, so now there's a big hole in my...
    WilliamTell100 WilliamTell100 66-70, M 1 Response Nov 24

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    My uncle. He had cancer when I was young. I remember him being fun and outgoing, he took me out to places for me to play, bought pizza and went for walks with me.. And that's about...
    qwernia qwernia 18-21, F Nov 25

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    I lost my dad to leukemia almost five years ago.Words can't even begin how much I miss him,ever since he went life has never been the same. sometimes I wish I could see him just...
    mariaaonzo mariaaonzo 18-21, F Dec 8

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    I watched my Father die of cancer. For 3 years my dad fought terminal lung cancer. He died 3 years ago. I was by his side the whole time. I can never stop thinking about him. I can...
    heathermal123 heathermal123 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Cancer is a water sign symbolized by the crab. Those born under Cancer will exhibit personality traits ranging from sweetness and loyalty to petulance and resentment. It takes a...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    So the HIV is evolving into a less deadly form. And also it's help to prevent the cancer cells to spread. ~Hmm.. Maybe this virus soon turned to be the cured for the cancer.
    Abnegation Abnegation 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 4

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    Oh, of course I could cure it, but I will choose to die this week. There is no one who really wants me to live because no one will give me the time I need to be a good person. So...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My Dad has a massive heart attack on October 10/10/14. He died in his truck after winning a poker game that night. One of poker buddies found him. it happen sudden. My dad had...
    Luckycharm17 Luckycharm17 36-40, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I was watching a doco about cancer, at the beginning they explained how cancer spreads, and oddly thought to myself how it seems to act just like a fungus. Toward the end of the...
    ThePinkPowerRanger ThePinkPowerRanger 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I was told from a very young age that my mother would die young due to her server MS, however it was not MS that took her away, it was cancer. I was 15 when she passed away and I...
    risaroo22 risaroo22 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    Colon cancer is when abnormal tissue or tumors form in the largest part of the intestine. This part of the intestine is called the colon. Some scientists group colon cancer and...
    jack69506 jack69506 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 27