Dad Has Cancer

So tonight I my parents told me that my dad has cancer. He broke his pelvis and went to the emergency room. None of us knew how or why and the whole week he went to various doctors and took many tests. Tonight we gathered up in the living room and they told us he has cancer. My parents knew that I was very upset. The doctors are positive it is what he has and I am missing school on tuesday to go to his doctor to get the results back. I truly think that this will change my life forever. Although my grandma has a much more serious cancer, it was even harder for it to be my dad. I ran to my room and completely broke down. I now feel so badly for every mean thing I have said to him. No one wants this to happen to their family.
ladavistx ladavistx
13-15, F
5 Responses Nov 30, 2012

ladavistx, My Dad also has cancer. I understand how you feel. Completely. I don’t know how much time I have left with my Dad. But in reality I have had friends who went to sleep and woke up to find their Dad died in his sleep. So I have to feel fortunate, that I at least get to tell my Dad how much I love him, to thank him for helping me achieve everything I have in my life and to try and enjoy every minute I can with him. Please don't spend any more time then you have to in your room crying, don’t spend anytime feeling bad for what you said, because those are all seconds lost with your Dad. We have not met but I just said a prayer for your Dad's health and for peace to your whole family. We have all even the best of us said mean things to our Dads. I would bet I have probable said meaner things then you have, but we cannot focus on those things. We need to focus on making the most of every second we have with everyone in our lives.

He HAD stage 2 non-hodgkins lymphoma. He did the standard 6 treatments and after that was healed!!!

I am right there with you. I wish you the best. It sounds like you father may have a similar cancer to mine. It is tough going through this at such a young age ( I am 23 and see you are only 15)...I need my father and I am sure you are the same way. I send my condolences and I will pray for you and your family

Sorry to hear that :( What type is it?
My dad has cancer too, he's battling bladder cancer.

My father is also battling bladder cancer. He had his bladder removed last week, however we were told that the cancer had spread to the lymph nodes. 2013 has been the worst year of my life and after his surgery I thought we had put this behind us, but then we are slammed with this news. I just want to break down right now. I go to college about an hour and half from home and it kills me that I need to go to work and class away and cant be there with him

My heart goes out to you :) Just take it one day at a time, try to stay in the moment as much as you can.

I lost my father to cancer. It is hard I am not going to lie. You need to be strong for him and make every moment count. Hang in there and make sure he knows you love him.