does a member of your family die of cancer

Philippines
September 18, 2008 2:33am CST
most of us now a days will hear that people die because of cancer. this sounds so alarming but you will never know how will this sickness affects your own family if you never experience it first hand. i know how hard it is to have a family member that has a cancer. my grandmother die because of cancer in the uterus. we tried to save her but even herself give up on her own recovery. it was to terrible to me, i couldn't even look at her on her bed. i don't want to see her like that. i just hope that they will find the true cause and cure for it before we will have all the same faith.
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• United States
18 Sep 08
I lost my father and my paternal grandmother to cancer. It is very hard when someone in your family has cancer. You try to prepare yourself for the worst but no matter how much you think you are prepared, it is still a shock when you lose them.
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@Vrbani21 (197)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
18 Sep 08
Yes my ant and both of my grandfathers :(
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• Canada
18 Sep 08
yes this is very sad, i have had a few close family members and friends die of cancer, including my own grandmother, it is very sad and a way i never want to die. I am a nurses aid, and i see people every day die with cancer as i work at a hospital. it is so sad seeing a child suffering from this, little own a adult. I see people who are only in their early 20's, and i can relate to the family because i myself had family die of cancer. i am a true beliver that if you believe that you can and will get better you can pull through it, i've seen so many people with the will to live, and amazing they do. they can pull throught it. i am so sorry to here about your grandmother, and she is in a good place now, and the suffering is over.
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@DamianC (31)
• United States
18 Sep 08
Yeah I lost my grandfather to lung cancer and he was only age 64 and it's pretty young for an old man. What's seriously screwed up is that he passed away many years after he quit smoking. Cancer is really no joke and almost everything we use these days gives us cancer even the sun and well as long as you keep certain things in moderation for kinda stuff you should be ok.
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@ourfff (64)
• China
18 Sep 08
I am so sorry to hear that.My aunt has a cancer in his brain. It is long long ago,when I was young.I jusr thought she was out for a while.i think your grandmother would not like you unhappy, so you should be happy from now on.
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• Italy
18 Sep 08
I had not a simil case in my family, and I hope it will not happen. Only God can decide. To him go our hope.
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• China
18 Sep 08
I'm lucky that there isn't my family member die of cancer.It's an actually terrible disease in our life.I hope someday people can cure it so that nobody will die of cancer.
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@newmum (26)
18 Sep 08
So many people I know have passed due to cancer, three of my grandparents, whom i never got the chance to meet, four family friends, a cousin of my friends, it truly seems to be the most life altering disease, and to see it slowly rob someone of thier joy, their spirit, their personality, seems so heart breaking, it is not a disease that is quick and painless, it is slow yet aggressive and terribly painful and although we now have means to stop or slow the cancers progress, all of which are almost as devastating and painful as the disease itself, we have not found a prevention or cure,, why is this when so many people die every day from cancer or cancer related sickness'.
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• Philippines
18 Sep 08
hi! thankfully for me i havent experienced this yet. but it really saddens me when this happen to other people. this are the time that i even question why must this happen to us. but as usual we must accept what has been fated and what is the will of the Lord. Even if i havent experienced this in my family, i have already experienced losing someone....and it hurt..it hurt so much that sometimes i just want to cry and cry. During this instances, i just always think that wherever they maybe they are now happier than before. and this give me great comfort. Because if i am to dwell in the negative side, i just wouldnt deal with the realities of life. so my friend, that what happened to your grandmother is a blessing...because she wouldnt suffer anymore. Godbless to you!
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@quinnkl (1668)
• United States
19 Sep 08
I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother! I have lost relatives and friends to cancer. And my father and I are both cancer "survivors". It really is a disease that affects us all in one way or another these days. Someone we know or love will have this disease in our lifetime. As you can tell this is something I am involved in - research to prevent and cure cancer in our lifetime. I even have a cousin who is a doctor who is involved in research! Leaps and bounds are being made, and we get closer to stopping this.
@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
19 Sep 08
I've lost several family members to cancer. The first was my mother in law. Then my grandmother, then my father in law. And last summer I lost my mom to cancer. I helped care for my mom the last two years of her life. Drove her to doctors, took her to hospitals and for tests, cleaned for her, cooked for her, and shopped for her. I was there when she took her last breath as I held her. Its a shame that you couldn't look at your grandmother. I'm sure she could have used the comfort in her last days. But, it is hard on people to deal with I know.
• United States
18 Sep 08
Our familyhas history of lung cancer,lukemia,bone cancer,ovarian, and colon cancer. I am but I am awaiting to do some test to get that done,but my health care providor don't do the tests or cover it because it is 3,000 a test, so you need to pay cash to findout if you have the gene or possiblity of having cancer yourself.
• United States
18 Sep 08
I havent had anyone really die of cancer in my family. I think on my moms side she had one person, but other than that it has been from some other circumstance that the person passed away
18 Sep 08
Unfortunately we have lost many family members to this awful disease. Both my grandmothers have passed, and quite a few of my husbands family as well. The worst was his cousin, who passed shortly before I fell pregnant with my youngest. She is named after my husband's cousin. It is an awful disease and hopefully one day the world will develop a cure for this and save many more lives.