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. 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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  3. 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.

  4. 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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    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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  6. Cancer Stole My Friend

    • By Serena Oritz
    • Published: February 2016
    Poem About Wanting More Time With A Friend

    Cancer took my best friend, don't you see?
    Time was a ticking bomb thrust in me.
    Did black cats traverse my way?
    Did bad luck linger over me day to day?

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    I lost my best friend to a brain tumor on the 24th of October 2015, so it's been a year since she's been gone. But, man, it feels like it happened just yesterday, as I still cry to this day...

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  7. 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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  8. 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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    I am battling brain cancer. Doctors only gave me 2 months to live; that was 5 years ago. I'm now 36 and have 3 kids who need me. Every day gets harder to keep up the fight, but I can't...

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  10. Word Never Spoken

    Word Never Spoken

    Word Never Spoken
    Many Lives Shattered
    Hearts Being Broken
    Turn Back The Clock...

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  11. 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.

  12. 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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  13. 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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    Over the years 6 family members have had cancer. Two of which have died, one is dying and we been told any day now and another one has breast cancer again in same breast as 16 years ago....

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