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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  1. A Stranger Comes To Call

    • By John Kehoe
    • Published: November 2013

    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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    • Rating 4.66
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  3. 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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    • Rating 4.65
  4. 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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    • Votes 690
    • Rating 4.65
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  6. My Special Sister Vicki

    • By Barbara Looney
    • Published: June 2007

    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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    • Stories 9
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    • Votes 408
    • Rating 4.63
  7. 5 Years Old

    • By Kristie
    • Published: May 2008
    Child Dies Of 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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    • Stories 17
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    • Votes 561
    • Rating 4.63
  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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    • Votes 393
    • Rating 4.61
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  10. To My Mom

    • By Jennifer Correa
    • Published: December 2013
    Keep Fighting Cancer Poem

    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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    • Votes 475
    • Rating 4.61
  11. I Hate You Cancer

    • By Carolyn Pritts
    • Published: August 2009

    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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    • Stories 5
    • Emailed 4
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    • Votes 114
    • Rating 4.60
  12. More Time

    • By Shavon McClendon
    • Published: November 2008

    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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    • Votes 186
    • Rating 4.60
  13. Mothers 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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    • Stories 21
    • Emailed 9
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    • Votes 474
    • Rating 4.59

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