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

  • by Kristie
  • Published: 5/13/2008
Child Dies Of Cancer Poem, 5 Years Old

What would you do
in 5 short years?
Would you make them the most
or hide from your fears?
Our little Cory
chose to live
Every day with a smile
and love to give
Though …

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  • Emailed 10
  • Votes 323
  • Rating: 4.71
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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 fine but really she was really ill that she died a few days after they said that and she was only …

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  • by Barbara Looney
  • Published: 6/14/2007
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 …

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  • Stories 9
  • Emailed 62
  • Votes 214
  • 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 a lot longer. He came in to my sisters life at the right time. I told her he's a lot older then you …

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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.

I was talking about all the good times,
For me they were every …

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  • Stories 94
  • Emailed 205
  • Votes 1692
  • Rating: 4.69
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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 me. I still cry to this day nobody understand the way I feel. When I read this poem it spoke for me. I …

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  • by Tessa McGregor
  • Published: 3/2/2008
I Have Breast Cancer, 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,
Yet you didn't shed a single tear you …

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  • Stories 20
  • Emailed 50
  • Votes 313
  • Rating: 4.64
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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 your story just made me smile knowing I am not alone thank you.

  • by Tim O''Connor
  • Published: 1/30/2014
Mother And Son

A tired woman filled with fear,
Her angry child sheds a tear.
A last embrace consoles the soul,
While evil forces take their toll.
Fleeting moments, silent cries,
The light …

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  • Rating: 4.64
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.

For life or someone took you away from …

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  • Stories 10
  • Emailed 10
  • Votes 180
  • 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 I was 19 years old and then my best friend (mother ) to ALS (a neurological disease) just before my …

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  • by Shelliegh Southard
  • Published: 1/9/2008
Baby With Cancer Poem, My Wish

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

That beautiful smile on your face
Always illuminates a gloomy place
The love that …

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  • Stories 11
  • Emailed 7
  • Votes 240
  • 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 the age of two and a half, he has relapsed. They only were weeks from removing his central port and …

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  • by Michele Rosa
  • Published: 5/4/2011
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.

Imagine all the people,
Living worry free,
Without that ticking time bomb,
That …

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  • Stories 3
  • Emailed 30
  • Votes 216
  • Rating: 4.62
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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 out my auntie was diagnosed with the same kind of cancer my mother had (cervical cancer)...I try to …

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  • by Heather Weitz
  • Published: 1/12/2011
Poem For A Brother-in-law Battling Cancer

Feeling tired
Feeling weak
With all the pain you do not seek

Feeling scared and unprepared
Are feelings that we all share

In whatever you decide
We will be by your …

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I feel every word in this poem. On June 2, 2010 I was told that I have stage four cancer. Still holding on. Please read "How A …

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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.
Thought you could sneak in
like a thief in the night,
Trample our spirit,
then take my …

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  • Stories 2
  • Emailed 13
  • Votes 154
  • Rating: 4.59
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I enjoyed this poem very much. I was told I have cancer 4 years ago. I'm still fighting also. Please read my poem on cancer, "

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