I Lost My Sister to Cancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 126 People

    Shannon R. Dalton 11/26/74 - 5/31/10

    It's been a little over a year now and the pain is still fresh and raw. My beautiful, smart, loving sister was 35. She had a great life. Shan had been married for two years, had a beautiful little boy, a husband, a nice house and the job she always wanted. She was a teacher. A...
    caitilie caitilie
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Aug 4, 2011

    The Sister With No Name

    My sister never had a name. she died when my mum gave birth to her. she had a tumour in her but she was too young and weak to have the operation. it brings tears to my eyes when i think about it. I was a hard time for us all as we were moving to Cyprus that week. my mum had to go...
    lovemabrother lovemabrother
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Nov 27, 2011

    My sister died on the night 13 November 2012 of

    cancer. I miss her so much I think I will be glad when my time comes. Both of our parents have died, my loving teacher and beautiful pet died, my best friend died. I don't know how to be strong any more. I have a cruel foster family and feel so sad. i hate life because I feel so...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 14, 2015

    My 15 year old sister passed away on May 20th,

    2013, after battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia for 8 months. She received chemo treatments for about 4 months before she was(apparently) in remission. But after only about 2 months, she relapsed. I personally, don't think that the cancer ever went away. But when they did the Lumbar...
    missingem missingem
    26-30, F
    Feb 21, 2015

    My Sister Died From Leukemia

    We were kids, really. I thought I was grown enough to be an adult at 16, but was pretty immature for my age. My sister started getting sick when she was 14 years old..felt weak a lot, and had been pretty energetic all her life. The complications started within a couple of months...
    Muriele Muriele
    56-60, T
    May 4, 2013

    Chapter From My Unpublished Book, A Sister's Story, Bevie And Me

    The Pink Blouse or Two Flowers Trying to Escape The Walls When Bev and I were kids we shared our tiny bedroom and even a tinier closet. It was a brown wood looking cardboard closet with two narrow sliding doors. Bev was in college and worked part time...
    Babs88 Babs88
    1 Response Dec 14, 2010

    As of April 2015, it will be 4 years

    since my younger sister Susan passed away from the cancer she had dealt with so bravely for several years. Time may heal some wounds, tho not all, it seems, as I continue to exist in a deep well of unrelenting emotional pain. It isn't as tho I haven't tried to "let go," "move...
    QueenIzabella QueenIzabella
    2 Responses Jan 6, 2015

    And So It Goes..

    My sister lived. She was born, she went to school, dated, loved. It's hard to focus on all that happened before she fell ill. She was smart, beautiful, and alive, in every sense of the word. Yet, cancer comes in and takes away, chips away at what we have, the only thing we...
    1 Response Jan 31, 2013

    My Angel ,my Sister

    On August 20th 2010,I received a call at 6a.m. from my niece telling me that my older sister had collapsed and was being rushed to the hospital. No one knew why,an hour later they are callng me again, that she was going into emergency surgery for bleeding in the brain.Both my...
    deedee317 deedee317
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 14, 2010

    I too lost my sister to cancer,

    it has been one week and a day, still seems unreal. Her name was Melinda and she was only 55. she had aml leukemia. She was diagnosed in September of 2013 leukemia awareness month. She went through intensive chemo twice and achieved remission in February of 2014. We were not...
    karensunfire00 karensunfire00
    46-50, F
    Mar 11, 2015

    My little sister Vinnie died of Hodgkin's

    Lymphoma 6 years ago, on March 7, 2008. She was 19 years old, exactly 3 months shy of her 20th birthday. She had been battling it for 5 years, and was fighting it for the 4th time. She had just had a bone marrow transplant and got an infection that spread to her brain. She was...
    valentinegirly valentinegirly
    26-30, F
    May 5, 2014

    I Lost My Sister to Breast Cancer

    I want to talk to her so much. I live with chronic pain myself and I feel like I can no longer do it. It;s too hard, and I don't know how she was able to be so brave in her battle. She was wonderful. Her name was Debbie Hempe.
    Princessdonna Princessdonna
    51-55, F
    Sep 22, 2009

    Maybe we'll meet in heaven

    and get to know each other
    Offing Offing
    22-25, F
    Apr 4, 2014

    I lost my only little sister,

    so sharp and unbearable, on 13th November 2012. She was 9. This has shaken the very foundation of myself. I feel such deep pain and the future looks very dark and bleak. I don't know how I will go through life without her, and if not for my own family, I would not bother with...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 15, 2015

    Lost My Sister Last Year To Cervical Cancer

    I lost my sister last October to cervical cancer. She was my best friend, role model, and sister. We did everything possible for her. She was diagnosed in November of 2010 and then almost a year later she passed. Her cancer spread very fast. We tried chemo, to diet, positive...
    scmalkin scmalkin
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 6, 2012

    sometimes i look at this world

    and i ask myself why are things happening the way they happen but would never get an answer.........
    susceptible susceptible
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 28, 2014

    My Sisters Is Battling Aginst Cancer

    My sister will be 34 on april 7th. She has been fighting cancer for three years now. Iam trying to help by fundraising for her. I made a web page for her. With more info about Cheryl Marie. If you can help out, forward the page or share link on facebook. Any thing will help. Www...
    Cmivkens Cmivkens
    Mar 29, 2012

    Lost my sister to cancer she was 49 years old

    you was my best friend I was her chemotherapy part they said we got all the cancer then and come back in that was January 21st 2015 she died January 28th 20 15 I miss her so much
    Lorrieannyates Lorrieannyates
    41-45, F
    1 Response Sep 11, 2015

    Up Hill Battle

    If you haven't noticed I haven't been on ep in a very Long time. January 5, 2009 I lost my sister Elaine to Cancer. It's been a really hard battle for me. I moved in with my sister in June and she went in for her bone marrow in september And everything seemed to be going really...
    matthewsmommy matthewsmommy
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 19, 2009

    I Miss My Sister

    I will never forget the day....The day I was told that Gail had cancer.  It was in March of 2000.  I cried and cried.  I couldn't believe it!  Not MY sister!  WHYYYYYYY?????  Then, I thought....well, she can beat it.  She's still young....only...
    BowieLover1962 BowieLover1962
    46-50, F
    37 Responses Jul 31, 2008


    It has been a little over 2 years since my younger sister Susan succumbed to the cancer she had been diagnosed with 8 years previous. She was the sweetest person I've ever known, and she was a much better sister to me than I was to her. Forgive me, I can't even write anymore...
    QueenIzabella QueenIzabella
    1 Response Jul 5, 2013

    Missing Nancy

    My sister passed away three weeks ago. She had glioblastoma. She fought courageously for three years when the tumor returned on both sides of her brain. She found out on February 13 of this year and she died July 3rd. We shared a room, we shared friends. She was my first friend...
    luvdabeach luvdabeach
    3 Responses Jul 21, 2011

    I Came Home.

    My sister was diagnosed with brain cancer in september of 2006. I remember it like yesterday. I was home,and I saw my mom crying. And I asked her what happened. She told me Jenelle had brain cancer and I held her. She had a brain tumor already at age 22,so this was horrible. She...
    XxxLovelyMelodyxxX XxxLovelyMelodyxxX
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 25, 2012

    I have never done anything like this,

    so I don't really know how to. I'm not even writing this for anyone more just for myself. My little sister bonnie would be turning 11 next Wednesday, the 2nd of July. Only she died September the 12th last year. So 9 months ago. Bon had cancer for 7 years, Don't know we're I'm...
    hurtingwithoutyou hurtingwithoutyou
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 25, 2014

    I lost so much that day She.

    . Was the glue.. The missing link.. To my family.. Promises made.. So she could go.. But I failed.. A lone black sheep.. Remains..
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 2, 2015

    I Lost My Sis to Cancer

    Two months ago I lost my sister to breast cancer. She was a 41 year old mother of 2. She was also my best friend. I miss her so much and I hate that the sun still rises every morning like everything is normal when my heart is broken. I dont know how I am doing- I guess as well as...
    kewcurt kewcurt
    2 Responses Jul 3, 2008

    The Devestating Loss of My 'baby' Sister...

    I lost my baby sister to aggressive breast cancer in April of 2007.Her age was 51 years, 1 month and 1 day. I myself am a nearly 5 year BC survivor. I was diagnosed with a less aggressive form of BC 1 year before her. She was and is my best friend. I went with...
    docblobbo docblobbo
    5 Responses Jul 17, 2008

    I miss my sister

    My sister was diagnosed in May of 07 with AML leukemia.  She went through so much to fight this terrible monster. After aggressive chemo and consolidation she did go into remission and was doing well, the treatment was hell but she fought as hard as anyone I have ever known...
    Mysissy2 Mysissy2
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Feb 14, 2009

    Losing My Twin Sister!

    Let me start by telling you about my sister. My sister's name is Tabatha and we are twins. Yes, we are so identical that it's ridiculous. It was cute in high school but at 40 we still were picking out the same clothes and accidentally wearing them at the same time. LOL That...
    tunja02 tunja02
    5 Responses Jun 18, 2012


    I just lost my sister to cancer today. She had stage 4 cancer of the lungs, bone, breast. She was admitted to the hospital and passed away in the ER this day. It is still quite a shock as we had known this day was coming just not this quickly. More on this later.
    lingerieme lingerieme
    51-55, M
    5 Responses Dec 2, 2011


    In 1999, my sister was diagnosed with stage 5 ovarian cancer. she was a divorced mom and I was basically her only family other than her daughter , so it fell on me to care for my niece while my sister was hospitalized,had surgery, recovered from surgery, went through chemo, etc...
    timmerb timmerb
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Sep 6, 2007

    My Beautiful Sister

    i lost my sister to breast cancer on the 9th dec 2008,i miss here dearly she was like my best friend,on the day she passed away i was at the hospital visting her,then that night i spoke to the nurses they told me she was sitting up this was about 7.00pm,then at 10.00pm i received...
    daffyschick08 daffyschick08
    3 Responses Mar 16, 2009

    So my sister was battling cervical cancer

    for over a year then they told her it had gone.. Well 2 months later she felt sick and ended up in hospital only to find it had spread to her liver and lungs it was all over. :( she was only 26 and died only this morning worst thing I've ever had to endure. She was a fighter...
    dbleasdale dbleasdale
    22-25, M
    Jun 24, 2014

    Sweet Crystal

    I was the middle child for 16 years but that all changed on the morning of Sunday, January 2, 2000. My sister was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 20 in March of 1999. She was so strong the whole time she was fighting, she never once asked why, felt sorry for herself or got...
    amagee amagee
    31-35, F
    Nov 28, 2013

    Not Even Knowing...

    My older sister was diagnosed with Leukemia when she was a mere 10 years old. She died one week before her 17th birthday in 1997 when I was 6 years old. I remember next to nothing about her first hand and that absolutely kills me. My whole life I never really completely...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 9, 2007

    Missing Her Tonight.

    As I shared many years ago, my sister passed from a brain tumor. Tonight I am really missing her, more than usual. I just want to write her a little something and tell her I love her if that's alright with you all. (I didn't really know where else to go) Audrey, You are my...
    ChirpingPanda ChirpingPanda
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 24, 2012

    I lost my little sister 2

    and a half years ago, an I still want her back, I miss her laughter, her jokes and just someone to talk to, I miss her so much, I think about her every day and it hurts all the time, how does one get over losing your "little sis", why why why is all I can say...............I...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2015

    This Sunday I was informed

    that my cousin who has been battling cancer for almost 15 years passed away at the very very young age of 20. She got to graduate high school, learned how to drive, visit other countries and go to Disneyland and many many more accomplishments. I'm still in shock and numbed to...
    PandaaMee PandaaMee
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 8

    I Miss Her So Much

    May 17, 2009.  She was diagnosed with liver cancer 2 years ago.  At that time she was told she had only 3 mths to live, she made it 2 more yrs.  Over the last 2 years I've cried so much I sometimes think that the tears are all used up but they still come when...
    Twinkles54 Twinkles54
    36 Responses Aug 3, 2009

    I'M Twin Sister

    My fraternal twin sister got brain cancer last year, or at least diagnosed. They found it in July and it was bad. She went thru radiation and chemotherapy for about till the beginning of October. When she went into get the tumors surgically removed she didn't wake up but stayed...
    Akati Akati
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 9, 2013

    Cancer Cure Covered Up By Government.

    Type in any browser ( RUN FROM THE CURE ) I was blown away when i watched this video, i have known for years the Governments and companies that make medice would have covered up something like this. Please please please pass it on to all your list. It does not just cure cancer...
    reikiman123 reikiman123
    1 Response Oct 20, 2013

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    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    Apr 19
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    Destinyhope30 Destinyhope30
    26-30, F
    Apr 19
    My brothers sister has been staying with us and has become attached to our leather couch, she loves the leather, she slept on it last night even though she has her own bed...
    JennyTom JennyTom
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    nocool nocool
    41-45, M
    1 Response Apr 18
    Only child more like lonely child... I would do ANYTHING for a twin sister or an older brother.. or any sibling for that matter. All my life i've felt like theres something missing...
    ccass14 ccass14
    70+, T
    Apr 18
    I just lost a couple friends of mine to murder/suicude. One friend turned on his wife (who I was also close with) killed her, their children, and then himself. I've lost loved ones...
    BruceWained BruceWained
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 18
    My dad has cancer and it's hard to sit there and play it cool When really i know I can do nothing to help him It's almost like I am losing a battle But he is trying to stop...
    sunzoshi99 sunzoshi99
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Apr 18
    i lost everyone important in my life after my divorce our friendship we had together since highschool.we were together since highschool. he also lied about me seeing my kids...
    des38 des38
    36-40, M
    Apr 18
    In june it will have been 3 years since I lost custody of my son and daughter. I made mistakes and was using drugs. the state had every right to take my children from me, I was an...
    WoundedHart WoundedHart
    26-30, F
    Apr 18
    My sister messaged me asking if everything is well with me as I've been so quiet lately. I'm going through a lot in my life and I tend to sort them out myself. That's just how I am...
    Lee124 Lee124
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 18
    Time goes by, But pain is still here deep in my heart. Someday it rains, another the sun shines bright, But everything looks so grey to me now. I knew that some would win and some...
    livingdeadsoul61 livingdeadsoul61
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 17
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    arhg arhg
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 17
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    Sug321 Sug321
    31-35, M
    Apr 17
    I like having an elder sister but being the youngest in the family is a hard job for me anyway, wud b nice to pass it on haha, may be too late now
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    Apr 17
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