I Lost My Husband to Cancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 126 People

    28 Years Of Marriage Ended By T-Cell Lymphoma Brain Tumor And Then Lymphoma Meningitis .

    My husband was diagnosed with T-cell lympnoma on his skin 5 years ago. On November 27, 2012, he was diagnosed with a large t-cell brain tumor. He under went chemo and it completely disappeared. Then in August he started acting strange and was diagnosed with Bell's palsy. I...
    Lindamitchell Lindamitchell
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jul 31, 2013

    My Life Is Over

    My husband died a week ago from cancer my life is over
    ritawoolley ritawoolley
    66-70, F
    2 Responses Aug 16, 2013

    Joe Is Gone, Brain Tumor

    I just lost my husband of 29 years to brain cancer, grade 4 glioblastoma on November 7, 2012. Even though he was just diagnosed in August of 2012, I believe it started several years before. If I am absolutely truthful with myself I believe it started in 2008 when he, a very...
    dulce1957 dulce1957
    51-55, F
    1 Response Nov 8, 2012

    Lost My Precious.....the Best Thing Ever Happened To Me ...,

    I lost him on 6th December 2012....he had a tumor in his liver....can't believe he s gone .....it's killing me ...can't get over the fact that he s no more ...we got married In 2011...I don't know how I ll manage without him :(....we loved each other so much....
    Bbfb Bbfb
    8 Responses Dec 15, 2012


    The love of my life died a week ago today. I picked up his ashes and am having so many different emotions. He was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer on May 7, 2013 and died July 23rd. I have been having so many irrational emotions, i.e. in my mind, I think his brother feels...
    kathycal kathycal
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Jul 31, 2013

    I lost my 25 year old husband to cancer 2 years

    ago. I miss him so much but am in a new relationship. My partner knew my husband and was even at his funeral. He however gets uncomfortable wen i speak of my deceased husband a lot. My parents do t talk about it because they cant handle it. I go to bed every single night and his...
    MissM1986 MissM1986
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 12, 2014

    My husband was diagnosed with Hodgkin's

    Lymphoma on 13 September 2012. He lost his battle to the cancer in his body on 11 September 2013. We were planning to get married in 2014, and we even bought an apartment together and were supposed to move into our home in August 2014. But, that's evidently not possible anymore...
    cellophaned cellophaned
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jan 12, 2014

    Too Young To Leave This World

    I lost my husband to stage four lung cancer June 29, 2012. He was only 44 years old. sadest part is that we just met in February 2010 and he got diagnosed at stage four in October 2011. We both had experienced divorce after longtime marriages to other people that ended not by our...
    Tilwemeetagain Tilwemeetagain
    2 Responses Aug 12, 2012

    Husband to Cancer

    tomorrow will be 3 yrs since my husband death with lung and bone cancer he was 55 when he died and I was a 50 yrs young widow we were married for 14 yrs and we never did know how it was to fight. When he got sick I got sick with him all of the world just seemed so big and my...
    earlelen earlelen
    6 Responses Mar 19, 2008

    Thank You, Cancer, For Ruining My Life!

    I was 21 when my husband Steven passed away from Cancer. We had met when I was 20 at the police academy, he walked in late with a 5 o clock shadow, and  those aviator sunglasses resting against his forehead. I must admit, he looked like he would be a complete jerk, but a...
    louligans louligans
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 7, 2011

    I lost my husband to cancer March 18/2013.

    We were together for 34 years. I am still devastated and feel as though I will never get over this pain. I cry all the time and some days cannot do anything at all. I just want to sleep and run away. Life will never be the same for me but I don't want to give on trying to...
    KassandraT KassandraT
    56-60, F
    1 Response Oct 21, 2014

    I lost my amazing handsome,

    funny husband to non hodgkins lymphoma in August 2014, aged 50. Diagnosed on May 1st. Our son is 16. He was sporty, never smoked and rarely drank. My heart aches...i listen to his favourite songs on repeat all day. I am trying to work on my sense of spirituality to help. I...
    friendlyfi friendlyfi
    51-55, F
    1 Response Nov 5, 2014

    I Hate Groundhog's Day

    Funny story, about 7 years ago my husband and I were at his family's lake cabin. We were sitting around in the morning drinking coffee when one of the dogs started going crazy. A muskrat from the lake had run up on shore and was trying to attack the dog. My husband jumped up...
    coffeemom73 coffeemom73
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 18, 2013


    I lost my beloved husband, Joey, to pancreatic cancer on July 8th, 2012. Five days after his 58th birthday. His mother passed away 10 days before him. We had just found out about the cancer on April 2nd. Joey tried to fight it and tried chemo, but then his quality of life...
    mawbear45 mawbear45
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Apr 2, 2013

    The Lost Of Someone Close

    i went through cancer with my husband a year ago in march and it is still so sad not to have the person that was meant to be with you forever  and ever not to be there.. he had awful death with the cancer that he had. it was a form of cancer from the sun that...
    britlee1007 britlee1007
    61-65, F
    3 Responses Mar 18, 2010

    Lost My Best Friend

    ON Sept. 24, 2010 at 1:22am in the ER my husband was diagnosed with 4th stage colon cancer that has spend to his liver. The dr said they could maybe give him a couple more yrs. After Chemo and Radiation he fought for 2 yrs 3 mos and 13 days I lost him Jan.13, 2013. at 3:30am...
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Oct 27, 2013

    Like Falling Off A Cliff

    My husband of 28 years and I were told in August of 2012 that he had stage 4 cancer which had probably metastasized from a cancerous polyp in his nasal cavity, down his spinal column into soft tissue. It was under control pretty much, until it suddenly started spreading into his...
    armadillo17 armadillo17
    61-65, F
    1 Response Jun 3, 2013

    Cancer Took The Love Of My Life

    My husband had always been healthy.  He had started feeling bad and was getting short of breath so we went to the doctor. They did a x-ray and on August 17, 2008, which happened to be his birthday, we were told he had a mass on his lung.  They sent him to have a biopsy done and...
    becky3131 becky3131
    4 Responses Jul 15, 2011

    After A 10 yr Battle I Lost The Love Of My Life The Day After Christmas...

    My husband was dx in early 2004 with stage 4 colon cancer. stage 4 at diagnosis.. found out then it was genetic as his father had it as well and died in august 2007... Hubby had been complaining for over a yr of stomach pain/ bowel trouble for well over a yr... was dx with RA and...
    joy143 joy143
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 22, 2013

    19 Months 3 Weeks

    February 2011 he went to the Dr. for pain in his lower abdoninal area. they sent him to get a colonoscopie. On Feb 25th they found a mass..on the 26th they removed the cancer from his colon. March 28th our 14th wedding anniversay we were told it was stage 4 and we started chemo...
    61larry 61larry
    1 Response Mar 13, 2013

    Lost My Husband To Colon Cancer

    I lost my husband to colon cancer on December 18, 2009. He was diagnsed 3&1/2 years earlier at the age of 45. Just before the colon resection we learned that the cancer spread to Ed's lungs. The surgery went on as scheduled.  After recovery Ed had chemo and the cancer receeded...
    snonmarg snonmarg
    1 Response Mar 5, 2012

    my husband died today

    after a 10 month battle against cancer. i feel so lost.
    powertogigi powertogigi
    36-40, F
    5 Responses May 18, 2014

    This is my love...and a day

    as exciting as today where I purchased my new home I miss him dearly. He was so manly...always fixing something, remodeling, just being a man. I loved him for that. He was so strong even while being sick. He even participated in "build a church in a day" while undergoing chemo...
    NotperfectEver NotperfectEver
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Aug 21, 2015

    How Do I Live Without My Heart

    January 12th 2012 was the day I found out I would lose him. I had left the hospital to get some sleep when he got the diagnosis of esophageal cancer. I knew 20 min later that I would lose him. He never gave up. He fought so hard. We both did. April 14, 2013, my daughter and I...
    RacyRae RacyRae
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jun 27, 2013

    After just three months from his diagnosis;

    three horrible months of pain and stress, my beloved sweetie died of lung cancer. It's so hard to explain how I feel, because he was my best friend, confidant, companion, and best friend. I wrote a few years ago about how happy we were in our marriage and now I am a widow.It's...
    LillithTimeless LillithTimeless
    56-60, F
    2 Responses May 9, 2014

    I Lost My Husband To Cancer

    My Husband lost his battle with cancer in October, 2010. It seems like it was yesterday to me. When we found out he had cancer, he immediately started Radiation and Chemotherapy. I took him for his treatments five days a week, and went to work afterwards. It was very hard, but by...
    ladys1958 ladys1958
    3 Responses Oct 17, 2012

    I Miss Him So Much

    On April1st 2009, I lost the most wonderful man and the love of my life.  Troy was 44 years old and a loving father and the best husband a woman could ever hope for. He had battled brain cancer for over 10 years. On November 21, 2008 we found out that it had...
    chrism35007 chrism35007
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Apr 16, 2009

    I Can't Believe He's Gone!!!!!!!!

    I loss my husband, best friend and soul mate to cancer on the 28/01/2012.  He was a vegetarian, never smoked or into alcohol but was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 16th December 2011 and died 48hrs after starting his first Chemo (not terminal) .  We're blessed with 3 young...
    Arusha52 Arusha52
    1 Response May 4, 2012

    What The Hell Just Happened Here?

    On June 10, 2012 I took my husband to the ER because he was having difficulty breathing. We thought he had pneumonia. In the ER we joked about his exposure to breathing in too much smoke from a meat smoker he was working on. He lost his voice. For two weeks it didn't come back...
    2 Responses Jan 12, 2013

    I Lost The Love Of My Life To Cancer

    I met my husband June 4th 2002 and we got married on January 10, 2005. We had a baby boy on september 7, 2005 and life was great. It was the beginning of our little family but we couldnt have anymore children and we didnt know why. On July 2010 he was diagnosed with...
    mayrarangel mayrarangel
    26-30, F
    Nov 15, 2012

    When Will This Pain Go Away?

    Dorothylee Dorothylee
    61-65, F
    3 Responses Nov 29, 2011

    My best friend passed away from myloid sarcoma

    leukemia last July. He passed away the day after his 55th birthday. We went through 2 years of kemo and spinal taps with kemo. None of it worked. I just don't know how to live without him. We were married for 13 years and did everything together. I feel like we got a divorce...
    Patti13 Patti13
    66-70, F
    1 Response May 1, 2015

    I Lost Me When My Husband Was Killed

    My precious Husband, light of my life, best friend, soulmate, my EVERYTHING, was deliberately killed by the Doctor who was suppose to save my Husband's life. He was diagnosed with Colon Cancer and Mesothelioma in 2002 and fought a gallant battle, visiting over 7 doctors, for two...
    24 Responses Aug 19, 2010

    Why Him?

    Let me start by saying I met this wonderful man in 2007. The begining of my life, the perfect man had finally come my way. Then disater struck in dec. he was diagnoised with cancer (lung) Our long road of treatments began he did everthing the doctors told him to do from chemo to...
    garysgirl08 garysgirl08
    5 Responses Oct 6, 2008

    The Day I Lost My Baby Dragon...

    my husband was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer last nov 2012..the tumor was successfully removed and had his radiation and medications..we both thought that everything is under control until may 2013..ct scan showed nodules in his liver, the cancer had metastesized to his...
    ysigh09 ysigh09
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Aug 16, 2013

    I'm Alone

    I miss my husband. I lost him 9/12/12. I"m so lost without him. I lost my best friend and my life. Everyone keeps telling me that he's not in pain anymore and I know that that is true. It doesn't take away the need him to be here with me. I need him to talk to. I need him...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 19, 2012

    I Lost The Love Of My Life To Stage 4 Lung Cancer We Found Out It February Of 2011 And He Pass Away July 14,2011

    2011 ,he was only 51 years old .The pain sometimes is unbearable,we been together since middle school.
    Tammy1260 Tammy1260
    56-60, F
    1 Response Aug 31, 2013

    I lost my husband my love my soul to cancer

    November 2014 Tribute to my dear husband. Today marks fore month since the death of my dear husband . It was on this same day that I got the shocking news of my husband's death. It drove my heart crazy and made my body almost to collapse. My feet could barely carry me at...
    toha1 toha1
    26-30, F
    Mar 8, 2015

    Lost The Love Of My Life To Cancer On Dec 19th 2012

    My boyfriend and I had been together for 7 years, he was the best step father to my 8 year old that I could have asked for and we also shared a 1 1/2 year old baby boy.. We found out almost exactly a year earlier that he had cancer..never in a million years did I expect this to...
    carmelita21 carmelita21
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2013


    My husband was diagnosed with liver cancer this year January 27, 2013. It was the most hardest thing in my life. He was only 24 and I 21, together 3 years but married 2 years. He tried fighting all he could and did live longer then what the doctor told him. I knew I was going to...
    dalialilyana dalialilyana
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 18, 2013

    So... Hi. This is my story.

    For the past three years, the man who was my fiancée and whom I have found to be my soulmate (do not be mean just because we might have been young) and I have been fighting and fighting; in the end however, it is all lost now. He died about half a year ago, after three...
    veryoldtree veryoldtree
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 6, 2014

    Lost With Out Him

    well i am not good with this but here goes i lost fred about 7 weeks ago we where told in the middel of august that he had a rare cancer called peranoma cancer i cant even spell it any way its tummers that grow in the intestances and stumic and just keep growing he was in pain...
    bikerider1966 bikerider1966
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Oct 31, 2013
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