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Cancer Essay

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It sends chills up my spine as I say it. CANCER! A six letter word that causes so much pain and suffering. I never thought it would happen to anyone I knew until it happened to my dad. There are no words to describe the feeling of helplessness when you watch a loved one go through so much agony and pain and not be able to do anything about it. The unexpected began in the middle of September when the days are still long and sunny, but cool enough to remind us that fall is coming. I had just come home from work all tired and sweaty, when my phone rang. It was my brother George asking me to cancel my afternoon plans, if I had any, and stay home. He wouldn’t say why, but I knew that he was at the doctors with our dad getting the results of his latest tests. Our father has been complaining of a severe pain in his lower abdomen and around his lower ...

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