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I Lost My Grandmother to Cancer

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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 66-70, M Aug 10, 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. 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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Mar 27, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    I lost my father to cancer in 2013. :(
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    My father passed away a week before my 11th birthday. For the first few years, I was incredibly angry at the world for taking him away from me. As the time went on the anger died...
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F 4 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    My dad died last week. He was 78. He was in the process of beating cancer, but had a complication after the surgery that eventually killed him. I feel so guilty - I am the one...
    Snowman12345 Snowman12345 56-60, M 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I have lost what was a DEAR EP friend to cancer....
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I lost my dad November 31st last year. He had lung cancer which eventually spread to his brain and he was very ill because of it. anyway he had a shunt to relive pressure in his...
    CookmySock CookmySock 18-21, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I lost my mother when I was just one, and yesterday I found a video of my grandmother's 60th birthday party. It was the first time I ever heard her voice and I don't even know how...
    Secret179688 Secret179688 18-21 1 Response 3 days ago

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    my dad died of cancer a few years back. he had lung cancer and after he got treatment the doctors said the cancer was gone. a few months later he was having migraines and went to...
    nicolieflowergirlie nicolieflowergirlie 18-21, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I want my grandmother back . She was the only person that I could talk too and now she is gone
    Jackiec97 Jackiec97 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It has been 1 year, and 6 days since she left. 16 hours I traveled to see her... I know she tried to wait for me but The Cancer was in a hurry and took her before I could see her...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I lost my mom 5 years..on July 19....I miss her sooo much she was my rock in life
    Hupmobile Hupmobile 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I lost my best friend/cousin Ally Grubaugh about 4 years ago due to a rare cancer. By the time the docs diagnosed her with cancer it was already Stage 3. she had an estimated...
    Andyg99 Andyg99 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I lost my mum 3 years ago but it still feels like it happened yesterday.
    xblondex xblondex 22-25, F a week ago

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    In the U.S., breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer. It can occur in both men and women, but it is very rare in men. Each year there are about 23...
    BreastCancer75 BreastCancer75 36-40 a week ago

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    I lost my papa roughly 10 years ago to pancreatic cancer. now all these years later I may loose my last grandpa to aggressive prostate cancer because he didn't get checked early...
    shadewolf7 shadewolf7 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    My dad had cancer and passed away six years, I dreamt I introduced him to my boy friend.. I was really upset when I woke up, I miss him.
    lao16 lao16 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I really do hate it more than anything . It's like cancer loves my family . My aunt passed away two months ago , she had ovarian cancer and lung cancer . but we discovered that...
    serla12 serla12 13-15, F a week ago

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    I lost my grandma to lung cancer when I was 6. I lost my grandpa to the same thing when I was 13. My dad died 4 months before I was born.. I'd do anything to have a chance with all...
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    i lost my Mother to breast cancer 14 years ago
    bigtreez bigtreez 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 27

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    my dad has cancer. it's bone cancer which is a secondary and we don't know where the primary is. i came home from work the other day and he told me he'd been told to go to the...
    makeitsomeday makeitsomeday 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    When i was in school i had a classmate from kindergarten to the 6th grade.In the 6t grade i had a couple of classes with her one day she wasn't there and never showed back up.When...
    Jazonx Jazonx 36-40 1 Response Jul 26

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    I lost my father in April to throat cancer. I'm his only child.
    Pattycake1234 Pattycake1234 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 26

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