Cancer Poems

Sad and Inspirational Cancer Poems

Cancer, the dreaded "C" word. It has become such an epidemic in our society that people are loath to even mention its name. Cancer is a disease that can affect many different parts of the body. Some of these diseases are more serious than others. It is not only the disease that is painful but also the many way of treating it. Radiation treatments may kill the cancer but are also dangerous for the body. Chemotherapy comes with many side affects such as hair loss and severe nausea. The many faces of this disease challenge an individual to show their fighting spirit and will to live.

Cancer Poetry 1-10 of 35

Child Dies Of Cancer Poem
  • by Kristie
  • Published: May 2008
5 Years Old

What would you do
in 5 short years?
Would you make them the most
or hide from your fears? …

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  • Stories 16
  • Emailed 10
  • Votes 334
  • Rating: 4.72
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My best friends sister started limping for 9 weeks so we took her to a check up and they said she's …

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  • by Barbara Looney
  • Published: Jun 2007
My Special Sister Vicki

My special sister, I want you to know how much you mean to me.
My special sister has strength and courage her whole family can see.
My special sister showed us all how to handle life's blows.…

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  • Stories 9
  • Emailed 62
  • Votes 216
  • Rating: 4.7
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We have just lost a good man. My brother in-law. He was only in the family for 5 years but it feels …

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Keep Fighting Cancer Poem
  • by Jennifer Correa
  • Published: 12/3/2013
To My Mom

In your eyes I see the pain,
Slowly the tears roll down, they won't refrain.

I look down to the floor as if I'm hiding,…

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  • Stories 0
  • Emailed 1
  • Votes 23
  • Rating: 4.7
Our Hearts Will Always Touch

When I laid there beside you,
Could you feel me there?
My arms were wrapped around you,
And I was stroking your hair.…

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  • Stories 94
  • Emailed 205
  • Votes 1715
  • Rating: 4.68
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I love this poem. Thank you so much. My mom just passed away from cancer and it been so hard for …

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I Have Breast Cancer
  • by Tessa McGregor
  • Published: Mar 2008
Mothers Smile

I remember your brave face through all the pain,
The day you told us and I tried to remain sane.
" I have breast cancer," you said as a matter of fact,…

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  • Stories 20
  • Emailed 50
  • Votes 321
  • Rating: 4.65
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Thank You for sharing. I recently found out I have breast cancer and I am 30. I have two boys and …

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Losing My Parents
Signed...Your Little Girl

You were there for my very first breath,
And I was there for your last.
The time we got to share together,
Went by too quick...Too fast.…

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  • Stories 10
  • Emailed 10
  • Votes 183
  • Rating: 4.63
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I can understand the pain. Sometimes it seems too much. I lost my wonderful father to leukemia when …

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Baby With Cancer Poem
  • by Shelliegh Southard
  • Published: Jan 2008
My Wish

My wish this year
Is for you to remain here
I wouldn't know what to do
If forced to lose you…

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  • Stories 11
  • Emailed 7
  • Votes 244
  • Rating: 4.62
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My nephew was diagnosed at 4 weeks old with ALL. He was in remission for a year and a half now at …

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  • by Michele Rosa
  • Published: May 2011
Imagine A World Without Cancer

Imagine there's no cancer,
It's easy if you try,
No pain or suffering,
Or waiting just to die.…

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  • Stories 3
  • Emailed 30
  • Votes 229
  • Rating: 4.61
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Hey, what can I say the poem was very touching since I only lost my mother 8 months ago and I found …

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Living With Cancer Poem
Thief Of Life

Cancer you monster
let go of my son,
We won't let you take him,
don't think you have won.…

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  • Stories 2
  • Emailed 13
  • Votes 159
  • Rating: 4.6
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I enjoyed this poem very much. I was told I have cancer 4 years ago. I'm still fighting also. …

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Poem Remembering A Dedicated Father
  • by Gary C. Fussell
  • Published: Feb 2006
Just A Simple Man

We miss you Father because it's just not quite the same
We miss that awesome coach and that championship game
We miss you Father for the vacation trips we took together …

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  • Stories 0
  • Emailed 3
  • Votes 32
  • Rating: 4.59

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