has your family been affected by cancer

United States
June 1, 2007 9:15pm CST
Mine has, first my dear uncle he was young and so well liked by everyone he met. It seems like yesterday that he found out and the next day he was gone from us. We felt cheated it was all so sudden, yet it was very painfull for him and we knew he was at peace. Now it could be my mother, she has just announced after months of dealing with the possibilities in secret that she is having test done for cancer. My mother and her brother were really close and she took his death harder than anyone. How will we get through this is if its the same results. We are already praying and praying.
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@dazeylaze (256)
2 Jun 07
Sorry to hear about your loss. It's an awful thing, cancer, that seems to be affecting pretty much everyone. And there are so many forms of it, which only means that everyone is more likely to catch one of them. Where are we with finding a cure? Seems like we've been trying for an eternity. My guess is there is a cure available, but the government are keeping schtum about it, as there's more money to be made from sick people as oppose to curing everyone and making no money from their on going treatments.
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@wachit14 (3601)
• United States
2 Jun 07
First of all, I pray for your mom's good health. I lost my dad to cancer years ago, when I was only nineteen. He was only in his early fifties and had a silent killer; colon cancer. It's important to be checked regularly by a physician as early detection for cancer is the best defense. It's good that your mom is facing her fear and getting checked as she may very well have caught it early, if indeed cancer is found. Good luck to you and your family.
@dcroome2005 (1211)
• United States
2 Jun 07
I am so sorry to read about the loss of your uncle. My brother was age 29 when he was diagnosed with some form of throat cancer. Never smoked nor dipped. It was stage 4. He was a brand new Dad when he found out. He is 31 and back to being healthy and just got a clear bill of health. I lost my grandfather to lung cancer. My husband lost his aunt to cervical cancer. I have lost a dear friend to another form of cancer. Cancer is just evil. It's mean and it's not prejudice. I will keep you in my prayers.
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@KissThis (3008)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I am so sorry to hear about your dad and the possibility of your mom having cancer. My sister was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in her early twenties. She battled this disease for over ten years before it finally got out of control and spread all over her body. I hope that I never have to watch another person that I know and love have to suffer from something like this again in my life. MY thoughts are with you and I hope that all goes well for your mother.
@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
3 Jun 07
I am also a victim of this disease. My mother is suffering from it right now. We are trying our best to combat this disease right now. My mother is very well determined to fight to the last. We do not know if she would win this war against it but we're not losing hope when we see her determination to fight against it. We will continue to support her till the end if its HIS will that her life should end this way but were not just giving up until we can do so for her.
@mehale (2200)
• United States
2 Jun 07
It does not always turn out bad. My 6 year old son was diagnoesed with AML Leukemia two days after his 4th birthday. This is the worst and most aggressive form of childhood leukemia. We were very lucky as he has been in remission since his first chemo treatment. In about 3 more months he will be 2 years cancer free, and the chances of it ever coming back will basically be gone. I will pray for you and your mother; I hope that the test comes back that she does not have cancer at all, but if it doesn't I will pray that she is able to beat it.