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    Spectacular Member Kuro no Shinigami's Avatar
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    Default Did you personally know anyone who died of cancer?

    Chadwick Boseman had been fighting colon cancer for four years. It must have been a painful fight for him. He was only 43 years old.

    Did you have any family or friends who died of cancer?

    I have a few relatives who died of cancer, but all of them were over 60 years old when they had cancer. One uncle, aged 61 years, was the youngest of them to die of cancer.

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    Grandma. Just another reminder that being carbon-based sucks ass.

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    My mother, a lifelong smoker died from lung cancer in 1993 at 58.
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    My maternal grandfather died of lung cancer after decades of smoking.

    A close friend died of leukemia this February, another one a year and a half earlier of stomach cancer.
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    A co-worker of mine passed away just last month.

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    My maternal grandmother, great aunt, aunt, and uncle.

    On my paternal side, my grandfather.
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    Two Aunts and Great Aunt in my family. My one Aunt was not even 50 when she died of pancreatic cancer. A friend of mine died at 47 of breast cancer just last year, and another friend died of cancer at 45 about 5 years ago.

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    Uncle this year.

    Aunt I didn't know had it back in the 80s.

    Another aunt in the 80s.

    A co-worker's daughter just died from it after being on hospice for 5 years.

    My paster had it and we lost him in December. He did a farewell voice mail that all the church got to hear. That was painful.

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    My mother. Never smoked such much as a bbq rib. Breast cancer they treated with mastectomy and chemo, but it got into her glands.

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    My mother, a lifetime smoker, died in 2005 from lung cancer.

    My brother had non Hodgkins lymphoma at age 36 but did not die from it; he did die at age 55, from alcoholism.

    So yep, I get my colonoscopies when I am scheduled, I do my annual check ups, I get a yearly skin check for melanoma, etc.

    Cancer scares the hell out of me.

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    MXAAGVNIEETRO IS RIGHT MyriVerse's Avatar
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    Paternal grandmother from lung cancer when I was 4. I only have two memories of this grandmother, and neither one is good. One is her and me shopping in a mall, and her forcing me to wear these horrible painful shoes for several hours in New Orleans summer heat. The other memory is her funeral. I feel cheated because she was not a mean person. Screw you, cancer!

    A few cousins of my mother's generation-- lung, liver, and pancreatic. Their deaths didn't have nearly the impact, but still sad.

    And oh yes, Screw you, cancer!
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    I've known several people who died of cancer: my maternal grandfather, my maternal grandmother, two close family friends (and a third the family knew just before I was born), and one of my favorite teachers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuro no Shinigami View Post
    Chadwick Boseman had been fighting colon cancer for four years. It must have been a painful fight for him. He was only 43 years old.

    Did you have any family or friends who died of cancer?

    I have a few relatives who died of cancer, but all of them were over 60 years old when they had cancer. One uncle, aged 61 years, was the youngest of them to die of cancer.
    One of my grandfathers.
    This is what courage looks like.

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    My sister-in-law who shared a home, lived with us, with my husband and myself. Died in 2015, age 65. Battled it for nearly 5 years.
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    My brother. Last year. He was only 33. It was only a month after his birthday. Melanoma of the eye. It was so quick. He was diagnosed in 2014. Had it removed in 2015. In 2018 he went in for one of his regular scans and they found an eight inch mass on his liver. By April of last year, he was gone. We never had a funeral. My mother is so weak. She wouldn't be able to handle it. I'm still angry to this day. He was a brilliant man. The smartest member of our family. He even invented something. And now he'll never get to see the fruits of his labors. We think he got it back in high school when he drank tainted water from the fountains. Other members of his class had various cancers since then. His best friend died a year before he did. This timeline still doesn't feel real largely due to his death.
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