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 just died of cancer too. Your poem spoke from my heart, it was beautiful.

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  3. 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.

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    I'm so sorry for your loss that was beautiful.

  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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    My mother died August 2006 after a six year battle with breast cancer. She was 55 years old. She was my best friend and I feel lost without her. She devoted her life to making others happy....

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  6. 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 boyfriend just lost his mother yesterday to cancer and he is taking it pretty hard this poem reminds me of her because she always had a smile even when she hurt the most but he said his...

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  7. 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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    Wow... just wow.... I just recently got told that this girl I love has been diagnosed with Leukemia... man this poem is great... really shows what a great parent you are, and what love can do...

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  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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    This story has very much touched me. My two year old nephew has leukemia (all) he was doing ok and was in maintenance, but then he almost past because his heart was racing so fast and he...

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  10. 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 mother had breast cancer when I was five and my father got sick and is now wheelchair bound and completely reliant on us. I understand how much pain you had to go through. I am still going...

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  11. 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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    Continue on!!!
    I was diagnosed at the age of ten with a dangerous type of bone cancer. this was 2006 and now I am healthy happy 13 year old. although many of my friends did not make it...

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  12. 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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    Your poem was lovely :) Really touched me. I lost my sister 4 year's ago and my granny 6 year's ago due to cancer in the liver! My sister was just 16 and I was 12. My life just hasn't been...

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  13. 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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    Your beautiful and heartfelt words, brought many tears to my eyes. Your Mum would be so proud of you. The pain you felt so badly during this very sad loss, you probably kept so much to...

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