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Recent Near Death Experience Stories From Cancer Patients

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Dying and heaven

"Since most people here have cancer and probably had some pretty close calls to passing, did anyone ever die for a few minutes and come back?" was the question asked in one of the Cancer groups on Facebook. "If you had a near death experience (NDE) what was it like?" continues the person who asked the question. The person said she heard few near death stories and is petrified of death. She also asked how other cancer patience handle the news if they are told that they have few months to live.


Here are some very interesting responses of near death experiences that I share below anonymously for the respect of the people's privacy. We normally hear two types of stories: light and darkness/fire. What experience you will have when your turn comes unexpectedly depends on how clean is heart and how much you have lived according to your conscience.

NDE By Cancer Patients

"I have not had a near death experience myself," writes one member, "but my friend had one in Vietnam. He said it was pure white, silent and perfectly peaceful. No fear, no blood, no pain, just peace. I share your fear of death. That story gives me some comfort. Take care and hope you're doing okay."

Another person wrote this testimony, whose brother died from a cancer treatment in April.

"He had kept from the family how sick he was. So when I found out, my fiancee and I brought him up to stay with us. He was on hospice. During his last few days, on two different occasions, there were angels in the room. The first time, the feeling was so strong that I could say that I saw them, but still doubted, until my fiancee walked into the room, and stopped dead in his tracks, saying, MY GOD, THERE ARE SO MANY ANGELS IN HERE! It lasted for a while. Then on the day he passed, they were there again. The feeling was so peaceful, and beautiful, and it filled my heart with so much love. I can't describe it. I only know that this was shown to have so that we can comfort others. This life is so short, and painful and heart wrenching. But I now know for a fact that there is so much more."

To this story another person replied that she also had a similar story. "My story is similar to yours. My mom died of breast cancer and she kept it from me until she was on hospice. The night she died, I saw two angelic beings lift her out of her body, she was gone after that."

Yet another person wrote this interesting testimony about her father's passing. "Not NDE but when my dad was dying of lung cancer, about three weeks before he passed he asked
'Who is the man standing behind me?' I told him not to worry it was just someone who has come to help him."

"On September 10, 2000, I stopped breathing on my front porch," writes another cancer survivor. "Somewhere between the front porch and when I had an OBE (out of body experience) as I re-entered my body in the ER's Code Room, I found myself in a place of tremendously overwhelming love and peace with my maternal grandmother, my father-in-law and my Labrador retriever, all deceased. We talked. They told me things. I was told i could not stay. The next thing i knew, i saw my body on a gurney on a ventilator and tubes coming out of everywhere. Sadly and angrily i entered back into my body. My body had been placed in a medical coma from which i emerged days later in the Medical ICU."

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Smelling Fragrance

Here is a testimony when a person smelled a pleasant fragrance when her father was passing away. I read in number of Church Fathers' testimonies about similar cases: smelling fragrance when the presence of God has filled them.

"I have not experienced death myself but held my Daddy's hand when he took his last breath. I smelt fragrant odors and felt such peace as he passed over. I have studied the KJV Bible to know that God allows loved ones to greet you when you pass over to the other side. Heaven is nothing to be scared of. We came from heaven before we came to earth. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord."

Confronting The Fear of Dying

Here is a good story from another cancer patient who says she confronts her fear of dying by drawing closer to God and increasing her faith.

"I was given the news - you have cancer, but I was not afraid because I knew that God is in complete control of my entire life and even after that. I am sure that you can be unafraid of dying by drawing close to God and receiving His forgiveness."

Here is another testimony of confronting the fear of death by faith.

"I was diagnosed with stage 4, NH Lymphoma in bone and mesentery in 2007. With prayers of many covering me, I had perfect peace, trusted God and treated naturally. "God doesn't give us a spirit of fear, but of power, of love and a sound mind.' As the Word of God says in Isaiah, 'You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you and all who keep their thoughts upon you.'"


There is no reason to fear from dying. Instead, we must fear from living this life wrong because the consequences are fatal. We expire physically, but we do not expire spiritually. We just take a different form in the next life. But there is accountability. Even if you do not believe in Jesus, the injustice in this world demands there there must be accountability and justice, the last judgement somewhere in haven at some point decided by God. "Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God[a]; believe also in me." John 14:1



I have read / listened to many NDE accounts. In many, the love is a total acceptance. There is no accountability. Actually, that is the very definition of unconditional love. No accountability. Full acceptance. Some have remarked that the Light is incapable of judging. It is the meaning behind if a house is divided, it cannot stand. We are all one. How can there be accountability?
So then each of us will give an account of himself to God (Romans 14:12). Daniel if you are quoting from the Bible then I assume you are a Christian. If so, then your view is not correct. Here are 69 quotes from the Bible about the last judgement and accountability. https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Last-Judgment
We will all be held accountable for ourselves: especially how we have loved God and how we have treated others, but the Creator is much easier in judgement than any of us realize. I am currently facing stage 4 cancer. I've had time to think and pray about this for quite awhile.