ANSWERS: 63
  • my mother...many friends
  • It took my son's father 6 years ago.
  • both parents died of it.
  • All my Aunts on my fathers side died of cancer and a cousin
  • My wife has had it return 3 times and it keeps us from doing a lot of things from traveling to attending parties. I wish it would just go away.
  • my friends mom died of cancer on christmas day
  • My mother is a Breast Cancer survivor (after chemo, a mastectomy, more chemo and radiation) My maternal grandmother died from Lung Cancer My paternal grandmother died after the treatment of her bone cancer (I say after treatment because the cancer itself didn't kill her. The treatments weakened her and caused her body systems to shut down. She died soon after. The cancer itself was shrinking.) My mom's brother died from brain cancer when he was only in his early 30s. My coworker died after treatment of her lung cancer. (She was already very weak due to years with Pulmonary Fibrosis and Congestive heart failure, but she decided to treat the lung cancer anyway with radiation.) My male coworker has recently undergone surgery to remove his prostate due to prostate cancer. My other male coworker has moles and small patches of skin removed due to skin cancer on an on-going basis. My Uncle's wife is a breast cancer survivor. My mom's godmother lost her daughter to breast cancer. We had to put my dog (childhood pet) to sleep because of cancer. There's probably more, but this is getting to be a very long, sad list - so I'll stop.
  • Both my parents, an uncle and a few friends have died due to cancer.
  • 3 friends have died due to it ...I have had 4 bouts with it and now the doc's think they might have found some more ...but I have beaten it before and will again ....lol
  • Yes 2Uncles,1 is still living 3 Aunts,1 is still living Both grandmothers My mother and father Now I am fighting it myself.
  • My maternal grandfather fought cancer for 19 months before he passed away. My paternal grandmother was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I was with her when the doctor told her. She just gets worse and worse and I fear she does not have much longer. :(
  • My best friend died of cancer and I have had it also.
  • It got me a job.
  • I lost my Father and both Grandfathers to cancer.
  • My father passed away from cancer.
  • We'll go backwards. I just lost my mother who was 55 to lung cancer on Thanksgiving 2007. I lost an Aunt to Cervical cancer about 10 years ago. Lost my Grandmother to lung cancer when I was onlt two back in '76. And one of my Grandmothers's had both breasts removed from cancer. Now we'll jump ahead to me. I have the gene for both breast and lung since both run in our family. I smoke and I have HPV with the cells staring. to mutate. If I don't have it a cancer now I will soon.
  • I am a two time breast cancer thriver, not just a survivor. I had a mastectomy and reconstruction surgery in April,2002. In June,2004 I had a recurrance even though I had a mastectomy. Fortunately, my surgeon had just started ordering mammograms for the patients that had mastectomys. There is only a 5% chance of having a recurrance on the same side, lucky me...I am one of those 5 per centers!! Facing cancer has made me a much more spiritual person. The Big C in my life is not cancer, the Big C in my life is Christ.
  • My mother died of cancer 2/29/88 at the age of 48. Still miss her so very much.
  • I was diagnosed with hodgkins lymphoma last year. I went into remission after 6 months of hard core chemotherapy. It has definitely drawn my family closer together and brought me closer to God. It was very heartwarming to go to my appointments and see all those who had cancer, all still smiling even though some did not have long. I'm glad it was me who had cancer and not some one else in my family, I don't think I could bear it. I give thanks to all the doctors, nurses, family, and friends who helped me fight cancer. And wish the best of luck to those still fighting and to the families in dispair. May God bless all of you.
  • my mom has ovarian cancer, had a 25 1/2 tumor removed 2 1/2 years ago, survived chemo! 7 months ago another tumor popped up in her left kidney had to have 1/2 of the kidney removed and last week they had to go in again to repair all of the damage done by the surgeries. now she has 18 1 inch incisions all over her abs. to make matters worse they are going into forecloser because of the economy here in florida. just needed to vent
  • my mother died of colon cancer..my aunt of breast cancer..two coworkers of lungcancer..my uncle of brain cancer..the list goes on and on. I don't think I know anybody who hasn't been touched by cancer.
  • My mother died of it in 1983.
  • yeh i lost a parent to it recently. i am now working on starting fundraising events
  • My wife and some of some of my in-laws have it so I spend hours in hospitals, cancer clinics, and oncologists' offices. At least they still have hope as newer developments in treatment seem to come along every six months.
  • I am a cancer survivor - my wife, unfortunately, was not. :(
  • I have an recurrence of breast cancer. I fought it once and will do it again.
  • Breast Cancer was taken my mother and great aunt. Breast Cancer has affected 3 of my co-works, one them being a man. I have met some wonder people during my treatments. I started my own company to sell dog and cycling apparel that promotes awareness and supports a non profit organization the Breast Cancer Angels in my area.
  • My best friend is a Pancretic Cancer survivor.
  • My uncle died of lung cancer in 2004. And a friend of the family died of glioblastoma multiforme (brain cancer) two days ago. My grandmother survived breast cancer, but she past away from another disease in 2005.
  • one uncle died from it, dad had it and beat it. 5 or 6 friends died from it i know what its like and the travelling too
  • I am a ten year Breast Cancer Survivor
  • My father. He saw a doctor in Greece. Came back in remission, looking good. The doctor told him the only restriction was not to eat eggs. Then almost a year later he became depressed. He was still in remission, no cancer, until he would eat nothing but eggs. A couple of months later he died. His brother is now fighting lung cancer and my cousin brain cancer. Not wanting to leave out my maternal grandpa & maternal grandmother both died of stomach.
  • I am a ten year Breast cancer Survivor.
  • My father died from pancreatic cancer when I was 17. Two years ago my sister was diagnosed with Hodkin's Lymphoma. These experiences led me to volunteer with LAF and the American Cancer Society where I now work full-time.
  • I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 and then went into remission for a little while. It came back and metastized (spread) to my lungs exactly two years later in 2006 so I am considered stage IV. I am now on my 10th type of chemo in a year and a half. This represents 4 combos. I would love to hear from other 2 and 3 time survivors. My cancer doesn't get me down though. My husband and I rode our bikes 30 miles on Monday and then I got my chemo on Tuesday. I am signed up for the Livestrong challenge and can't wait! When I ride it makes me think and feel like I'm pounding my cancer into the pavement. My mom is a 5 year ovarian cancer survivor and a one year breast cancer survivor. My grandmother (mom's mom) had breast cancer but died about 10 years later from age. I have been tested and my 25 year old daughter has been tested and we both have the BRCAII mutation. I applaud my daughter for her courage in learning that she has an 80% chance of getting cancer so that she can make preventative decisions. I think that is very heavy information for a 25 year old woman to process. Five of eight aunts and uncles died of cancer but I think a lot of those were smoking related. Cancer sucks!
  • My father died in 1990 of cancer, I have 2 aunts, and an uncle, a cousin, and my grandfather all who have beat it. My sister just passed away 5/08. It makes me want to live a healthier life, stay strong.
  • I am a Testicular Cancer Survivor. I was diagnosed with stage II testicular cancer in 1988 at the age of 16. After a left orchiectomy and 3 rounds of chemo I relapsed the following year. I then underwent a retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND), 3 rounds of high dose chemo and a bone marrow transplant. 20 years later and I am still going strong.
  • My son is a cancer survivor. He is my hero. He was 14 years old when he earned his wings. I know he is in a better place now.
  • I have it. No one in my family had it. But we are all in it together, and everyone's been rallying around me to fight the good fight.
  • It first reared its hideous head with my Sister, Lisa Kae. She died after a brief battle with breast cancer. Then, as I was training to ride across IOWA with Team LIVESTRONG, another of my Sisters, Lori Lynn, was diagnosed with the same hideous disease. She had a mastectomy just days before we left for the ride across Iowa with Lance. She is doing well, has had reconstructive surgery and the Doctors think they were able to get it all. Then, about two weeks ago, my Dear Mother was diagnosed with colon cancer. She had surgery less than a week later and is presently recuperating and doing well. The docs are also optimistic that they were able to remove it all, but you never know. THAT is why I am riding across Iowa again this year with Team LIVESTRONG. But if noone in my family had suffered from this disease, I would still be riding because the ONLY way we are going to beat this is through grassroot efforts like the LAF. Semper Fi! Sean PS(Want to sponsor me? http://www.livestrong.org/grassroots2008/ragbrai2008sbrown)
  • My Grandmother died of Leukemia when I was 7 years old. I was diagnosed with oral cancer in 1997, after extensive surgery and radiation treatment I beat the cancer and have been free for over 10 years. My Aunt died of stomach cancer 2 years ago. I am determined to live a healthy lifestyle to improve my changes of staying cancer free for as long as possible.
  • For me cancer has been a wake-up call. I was healthy my whole life and always thought I would live to be 100 years. Cancer changed that in 2005 and 2006. I honestly have to say cancer has been good for me. I now view life completely different. I enjoy the simple things in life. The birds chirping in the morning, sunrises, wind blowing through your hair and many, many more. Every day we live is a blessing. I used to take them for granted. I have been cancer free for 1 1/2 years and I still think I will live to be 100.
  • Cancer has totally changed my outlook on life. I am borderline obssessed with getting the most out of my life. I am a 14 year survivor and recently found out a friend was diagnosed with NHL and my mother in law with Ovarian Cancer. It's time we find a cure for this disease!
  • 14 year survivor, lost my friend and aunt to it and my mother in law and another friend have it. I also have dozens of friends that are survivors
  • Aunt (died), Uncle(died), 2 close friends (1 died).
  • this was a letter to a dr. friend: hi constance, you may or may not remember me, my name is stephan and earlier this year i was diagnosed with a carcinoma arising in a branchial cleft cyst. well, much has happened since then and i just wanted to thank you for being a part of what i consider to be a successful recovery. > after receiving the diagnosis i was reluctant to start radiation because it just didn't feel right to follow the recommendation of the tumor board. i started off on my journey to find someone more specialized by going to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, to get a second opinion, then a third when i flew down to houston, texas, to md anderson cancer center and found only the same recomend.......radiation. all in all i got seven recommendations from seven specialized cancer doctors to radiate the head and neck with high doses, a wide area and > for 6 to 7 weeks! they didn't even know what they where treating because none of the biopsy's, PT scans, CAT scans, a tonsilectomy, laryngoscopy and blood work revealed anything! not a trace! they couldn't find it post op. > the icing on the cake was when we boarded the plane to return home from houston was when a dr. sat next to me and my wife and after questioning why we were in houston became very interested in my case, as he happened to have a similar patient back in D.C. > he said "it would be a sin not to treat with radiation". talk about messing with my mind! > through all of this i continued to ask for guidance from my Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus and what i felt him say was "you don't need to do this". i asked what do i do? he said "just trust me and keep your eyes on me". i also realized he was asking me "if you trust me, will you be willing to die for me"? and i said yes. then i realized he was saying "now, will you be > wiling to live for me"? and i said yes. at that moment i was truly released from all the confusion and began to live for today with all my trust in him. knowing that whatever happens.......it will all be o.k. > now you might be asking yourself, what in the world does dr. constance have to do with all this? well in the beginning the Good Lord led me to you and allowed the door to open for alternative healing as i started with good nutrition, exercise, and mms/dmso trandermal as my main therapy, combined with antioxidants, arabinogalctans, glyconutrients, beta 1,3/1,6-d-glucan, plenty of sunshine, sauna for detox. > now back to the mms/dmso transdermal. i found this form of introduction as it was becoming difficult to drink the higher doses (up to twenty drops twice a day). i began to get symptoms just after surgery in march of '08 such as, extreme ringing in my ears, intermittent temple pain and a stiff neck on the > surgery side, along with a painful spot at the point of dissection, deep inside when i pushed on it, right where the incision began. let's not forget one thing, the removal of the cyst (as large as a lemon) was not a cancer surgery as they had no idea what is was about to reveal. CANCER!! > i found information on how to determine how much cancer you have with a simple urine test not offered by orthodox medicine in this country, that is over 93% accurate. seemed to me it was the way to go since so called "modern medicine" couldn't find a trace. the question for me was do i still have cancer? keep in mind the American Cancer Society, the gurus of cancer, state that for my condition, which is CUP, (cancer of unknown primary origin) mean survival is from 5-10 months and fewer than 25% of CUP patients survive over 1 year. this urine test is called the HCG cancer test and on 7-21-08 my first test came back at a 54. the indicise goes from 0-49 is > negative or not probable and 50 on up is positive for cancer. my number of 54 established that i do have cancer but in microscopic amounts as it is low on the scale. i suspect this is remnants from surgery although there is no way to know for sure, but at least i had an idea what i was dealing with and the test served as a baseline number to monitor my progress. > the symptoms i experienced became much worse on my trip to houston and after my return promptly began taking mms at fifteen drops and within twenty four hours the symptoms that i had for months were gone! so i wanted to see what would happen if i stopped the mms. the symptoms gradually came back.. so i started the mms/dmso protocol on a regular basis for 1 1/2 weeks. after that i took another urine test and it came back a 53. quite encouraging considering the grim prognosis i was given in the beginning by the "cancer system" for which i am convinced is nothing but a money making machine > driven by "big pharma" with people's interest at the bottom. > the symptoms are all but gone with the exception of mild ringing in my left ear which is the same side as the original cancer, and i will continue to treat with mms/dmso as the science behind it makes perfect sense. there is much information since the thirties and forties and as recently as 1994 that cancer in itself is not a disease, but merely a response to a polymorphic fungal microbe that get in the body and seeks to find weak cells to invade as we age, have genetic predispositions to, or are exposed to toxins as i was. these microbes get into weak cells, cause irregular cell differentiation which sets the tone for irregular cell division and we have cancer. these microbes can be treated with what else? a bacteriacide namely mms.. mms has the unique ability to get inside the cell and kill the microbe, not the cell. as you know, debris from the killing off of indiscriminent > treatments such as chemo and radiation can be as deadly as the cancer itself, as the liver has to deal with all the dead debris in patients with a lot of cancer. > the one problem i run into is i find there is a strong relationship between root canals and cancer and have heard you mention a dr. steffan from spokane on your broadcast. if you would be so kind as to lead me in the right direction to him, i would be grateful. root canals act as a perfect environment for these smart little microbes to live with no way for the immune system to get at, and until it deal with the host i can expect my cancer to return over and over again, even with encouraging results from testing i get.. > thanks once again and i will write back as things progress. the main thing i've learned through all of this is for me to keep my eyes on the Lord and by helping others i become a part of a perfect plan. > > > God Bless, Your Friend in Christ, > Stephan > > >
  • Yes it touched and stole my father from me when he was only 49
  • Yes, and killed, too. We have one with only a couiple of months left right now :( How about you, Colt?
  • Touched and killed my grandma.
  • Yes..slapped me right upside the head.:)
  • Yes, cancer took my father two years ago. Unfortunately, in all of our expert areas with which we boast our amazing achievements, the reality is that there is always a so-called improvement implemented by mankind that causes grief in the future. What could we change? As for evolutionists, they explain that the DNA changes to make things improve. My father didn't evolve into anything better. He died. Still, life goes on, and the grief we must face when someone we love gets cancer, whether they survive or not, is a painful reality whilst we exist on this planet in the way we live today.
  • Yes, It has. I had cancer.
  • Yes it has.
  • Yes my Mom had colon cancer in 1990. She completely recovered and thank goodness is still around. Her Mom had breast cancer and died when I was about 7.
  • Yes, it did, I found myself afraid with the thought of having to leave my children, twice!
  • It's miles away...
  • My grandmother ! She died at the age of 60 because of a brain tumor . I was in class 10 at that time .
  • Yes, I have lost my father, my grandmother, 2 great-grandparents and an aunt to cancer. I had a scare with an ovarian tumor 4 years ago, which turned out to be benign. But, I never take chances that it was a fluke. I have a mammogram and pap test every year.
  • yes it has. 2 uncles have passed.
  • Yes. I lost my paternal grandmother to cancer in 2003.
  • Maternal grandfather (lung cancer from smoking and very possibly from the coal works he was in charge of), maternal grandmother (bowel cancer - only diagnosed 2 weeks before she was gone), and just 7 weeks ago we lost their 2nd oldest daughter (Mums sister) from brain cancer. Dad had a prostrate cancer scare, but 'they' got it all, and thankfully it hasnt returned. Horrible thing cancer :(
  • A better question is if it hasn't touched someone's family or friends. I lost both my parents and an uncle to cancer.
  • Yes my granma died from it and my brother got it when he was just 5 he was in the final stages and is very lucky to be alive.

Copyright 2020, Wired Ivy, LLC

Answerbag | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy