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.

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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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A good friend of mine has been told she has two weeks to live. She has cancer. I hate cancer. She is a fighter. She says, "its' just a number, God is in control." I love that about her.

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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 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...

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

Poetry Quote

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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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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WOW! This is one amazing poem it brought many tears to my eyes and shivers up and down my spine because of how true this poem is! You were so strong through your sad loss ... To lose your...

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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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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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My mom died in Nov 2014 from colon cancer and my dad in Sept 2015 from liver cancer. This poem sums up how I feel at this moment. Thank you.

  • 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'm sorry for your loss. I know how it feels. My grandmother is fighting throat and lung cancers and there are some days when I wonder what's the point of life, because if she dies, I die,...

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  • By Carolyn Pritts
  • Published: August 2009
I Hate You Cancer

I hate you I hate you
Oh why can't you see?
How you took my heart and broke it
When you took them from me!...

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I hate you cancer. My dad has been battling stage 4 bladder cancer for 10 years. The cancer is now spreading and the doctors believe that he only has 3 months to live. I remember being happy...

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Poem From Daughter To 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 lost my mum last month to lung cancer. I was so anxious to go back to my hometown in order to see her after a long time and update her with my life in the UK. When my brother called me from...

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