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 effects 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.

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Son Died Of Cancer Poem
  • By Juli Round
  • Published: June 2008
Goodnight Our Hero

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To be brave is to cry
But still to fight on,
And that's what you did
Our hero, our son.

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It's an awesome poem...truly an image of my heart's feelings. I lost my 19 year old daughter on Feb 7th, 2014. She was suffering from brain tumor and was able to fight for only 5 months but...

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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.

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My mother got cancer when I was 8. She survived and was in remission for a year, but when I was 12 she was diagnosed with cancer again. This time we all knew she would die, when she told us I...

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  • By John Kehoe
  • Published: November 2013
A Stranger Comes To Call

Some weeks ago through medical doubt
I met someone I'd heard lots about
I never thought our paths would cross
Our meeting left me at a loss....

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I love this poem. It touched me. Great rhyming and I really like the title.

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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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My daughter Zinhle Snethemba Nkabinde also lost the battle at only 14 months from Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor having been diagnosed at only 12 months, to this day my heart is still...

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  • By Barbara Looney
  • Published: June 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.
My special sister took it all in stride, smiled, and said, "That's how it goes"....

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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...

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To My Mother Who Died From Cancer
  • By Amanda
  • Published: August 2008
Life's Lessons

It's not fair, I just can't let go.
I sit here and plead, why must she go?

She is my everything, my mom and my best friend.

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I am now nearly 16, and I lost my mum to a 3 year battle of Secondary Glioblastoma when I was only 9. She was 39 when she passed. This poem has quickly become more important to me than any of...

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Keep Fighting Cancer Poem
  • By Jennifer Correa
  • Published: December 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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When I read this it really hit my heart! Since I just found out my beloved mother has stage 4 Cancer! I can't even describe how I'm feeling! I need to be strong for her but it seems so unreal!

  • By Shavon McClendon
  • Published: November 2008
More Time

Hold love ones close to you
Don't stray away whatever you do
Once the time you have is gone it's gone
And the feeling is unbearable ...

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I don't have a poem to write, but I'm here one more time. As a sit in the oncology waiting room, feeling melancholy, I just want for this to be over, so I can start over. Please Lord, I asked...

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I Have Breast Cancer
  • By Tessa McGregor
  • Published: March 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,
Yet you didn't shed a single tear you stayed intact....

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My mother is battling stage 4 breast cancer. I still find it hard to believe that one day she will not be here. We are cherishing every moment we have with her for she only has months to...

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Baby With Cancer Poem
  • By Shelliegh Southard
  • Published: January 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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My nephew Jantzen has brain cancer. He was diagnosed after he turned one and was almost done with his chemo after he turned two they found 14 more tumors. He went back on the chemo and it...

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