Today is World Cancer Day. Has anyone in your immediate family (parents, siblings, children, yourself) ever had cancer?
My stepfather, I know it's not immediate but we were very close, he treated me like a son.
Mom had breast 3 times. Dad had colon twice. Both narrowly survived.*graphic* my dads anus was seen shut and he uses a pouch attached to his side.
Mother lost a breast, father has terminal colon cancer, sister has colon cancer, a brother died in 2006 from lung cancer, and another brother died last year from bone cancer. I am the only one that has not had cancer....yet.
No, but move out a degree and I have 2 of 4 grandparents and an uncle who have lost the battle and another grandparent who is a survivor. Also, several friends who are survivors (and only in their 30's).
My father and grandmother but both had successful operations
My mom had breast cancer and beat it. She later had multiple myeloma and passed away from an infection during a treatment procedure. Luckily, for her, it was fairly quick, and it wasn't the slow agonizing way that cancer tends to take people.
17 year old niece is expected to be terminal. Starting a new experimental drug March 9 that will hopefully give her a couple more quality years.