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. 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.

  4. 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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  6. Mother's 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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    Hello, I am going to die from stage 4 breast cancer that has traveled into my lungs. My doctor told me that I had to think on the time that I had left. Was I just slapped, because I thought I...

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  7. 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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    I have 2 really good friends who were diagnosed with cancer. It sucks. One girl was only 9 years old and fought. She won, but now has to take therapy.

  8. 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 son was 9 years old when he was diagnosed with Meduallblastoma stage 4. He went through radiation. At Age 16 1/2 it came back from radiation on his spine glioblastoma (inoperable). Sadly,...

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  10. My Special Sister Vicki

    • By Barbara Looney
    • Published: June 2007
    Sister Fighting Breast Cancer

    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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    I cried like a baby while reading this poem. I was the care giver to a very good friend of mine, Peggy Sue Smith. She was given the awful news that she six months without treatment to one...

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  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. Walking On The Edge Of Life

    Child With Cancer

    The world keeps moving forward
    as time stands still for me,
    I am the kid with Cancer,
    locked in battle to be free....

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    My grandson, who's not even 3 years old yet, was just diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. We don't know how much time he has. They tell us he doesn't have the mutated gene, which is good,...

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  13. Happy Trails To Cancer Shirt

    • By Sam French
    • Published: February 2011
    To My Little Sister With Throat Cancer

    It was purchased just for you,
    when you're happy or you're blue,
    you can wear it on your head,
    'round the house or in your bed,

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    This is a lovely poem. Thank you for sharing this poem with all of us. I hope that your sister wins the battle over cancer. May GOD bless you and your sister.

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