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. 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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  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. 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 totally relate!....unfortunately. My Mom fought and beat breast cancer almost 20 years ago. Hooray! Then 4 years ago got uterine cancer and beat that too!!! For 3 and 1/2 years. We just...

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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    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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  10. 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.

  11. Signed...Your Little Girl

    Losing My Parents

    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.

  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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    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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  13. Word Never Spoken, Cancer

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

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