Not only the people who have actually had cancer are cancer survivors. I lost my mother to breast cancer in August of 2005, and 4 months later lost my 'baby', our 10 yr old Maltese to liver cancer. In January of 2009, just 6 weeks after his diagnosis, the day before Thanksgiving, I lost my husband to stomach cancer. I feel like my whole world has gone crazy! Now I have to find the strength to go on by myself, and without our 5 yr old grandson to fill the void keeping me grounded, I don't think I could survive all these losses.