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.

Poems about Losing a Loved One to Cancer

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  1. Goodnight Our Hero

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

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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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    I am so sorry. My great grandma died from cancer and so did my grandma. It must've been so hard for you. I can't imagine what you went through losing your son. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  3. A Stranger Comes To Call

    • By John Kehoe
    • Published: November 2013
    Thoughts On Being Diagnosed With Cancer

    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 just love this poem. I have lived through so many of these phases, as though I was the one writing it. My name is Sharon Gross. I’m 55, and in 2015 I was diagnosed with Adeno Carcinoma of...

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  4. 5 Years Old

    • By Kristie
    • Published: May 2008
    Child Fighting Cancer Poem

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

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    I have 2 really good friends who were diagnosed with cancer. It sucks. One girl was only 9 years old and fought. She won, but now has to take therapy.

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  6. Our Hearts Will Always Touch

    When I lay 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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  7. My Special Sister Vicki

    • By Barbara Looney
    • Published: June 2007
    Sister Fighting Breast Cancer

    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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    I never heard about Acute Myeloid Leukemia until December 2013 when the Orange County Children Oncology Team gave my daughter and son-in-law the diagnosis to their precious 7 month old,...

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  8. Life's Lessons

    • By Amanda
    • Published: August 2008
    To My Mother Who Died From Cancer

    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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  10. Mother's Smile

    • By Tessa McGregor
    • Published: March 2008
    I Have Breast Cancer

    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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    Hello, I am going to die from stage 4 breast cancer that has traveled into my lungs. My doctor told me that I had to think on the time that I had left. Was I just slapped, because I thought I...

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  11. Imagine A World Without Cancer

    • By Michele Rosa
    • Published: May 2011

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

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    It would be so easy to just imagine this because so many people die from of cancer. My Meme died because of breast cancer.

  12. Think Pink!

    • By Ember Griswold
    • Published: October 2015
    Motivating Poem About Breast Cancer Awareness

    Each month be sure to check your breasts
    To ensure there aren't any unwanted guests.

    Cancer's next victim I will not be.

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    • Rating 4.50
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  13. Best Friend's Mother

    • By Kelsey
    • Published: September 2016
    Words Shared At A Gravesite

    I sat by your grave today
    And just let the world go astray.
    I didn't know what to do,
    So I sat there and thought of you.

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    I lost my superman on the 19th of July 2019 to Prostate Cancer. A man of few words and indescribable dignity. A polite accommodative and non-dismissive person. Dad had an extremely good...

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