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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  6. Floundering

    • By Dr. Jamie Y. Marable
    • Published: August 2015
    Poem About Struggling With Mom's Cancer Diagnosis

    Emotion. Less.
    A tall order of contradictions
    Compassion
    Space

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    I had a beautiful, loving, great marriage for 26 years to my husband. His name was Rick and he was 58 years old. I lost him to Esophageal and Spinal Cancer 5 years ago. I still feel like it...

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  7. Cancer

    • By Adrianna Smith
    • Published: June 2015
    Poem About Fear Of Losing Dad To Cancer

    My daddy has cancer
    I don't know what to do
    I'm praying that we'll make it through
    My daddy has cancer

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    • Rating 4.33
  8. Mother And Son

    • By Tim O''Connor
    • Published: January 2014

    A tired woman filled with fear,
    Her angry child sheds a tear.
    A last embrace consoles the soul,
    While evil forces take their toll....

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    My grandpa passed away in March 2016. He was really important in my life, and I love him so much. Yes, I am only 12, but we had so many special moments. He taught me basketball, soccer,...

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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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    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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  11. 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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  12. Me, My Friend, And Cancer

    • By Mohamed Al Marzouqi
    • Published: September 2011

    I thought I had big problems
    Until I realized your problems
    Chemotherapy visits and checks
    And months without an answer

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    I have a best friend who I've known for only a year but has touched my heart. Every time I was sad and lonely she was the one that always cheered me up. But now I find out she might have...

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  13. Thanking God For My Sister

    • By Diane Gardner
    • Published: May 2011
    Sister Has A Brain Tumor

    I thank God for my sister
    She's as awesome as can be
    No one can replace her
    She's in my heart you see

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    My sister has a brain tumor. Well actually she has 9, and about 30 on her spine, she has NF2. I don't believe in God though. All I believe is that life is random, cruel and painful.

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