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. Goodnight Our Hero

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

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

    Son Died Of Cancer Poem, Goodnight Our Hero

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

  7. 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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    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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  8. 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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    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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  10. 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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  11. 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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    Hi, my mom and dad have brain cancer. I know how hard it is. I just want to take a moment to pray to God that they won't give up. I pray for everyone who has cancer to keep fighting for their...

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  12. 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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    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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  13. My Wish

    • By Shelliegh Southard
    • Published: January 2008
    Baby With Cancer Poem

    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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