Top Ten Worst Diseases

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1Cancer

Cancer is a horrible disease! Some people in my entire family had cancer. I hope one day there is a cure for cancer. I wish cancer wouldn't kill so many people. I am so glad I haven't had cancer and I am only 15 years old.

I lost somebody to cancer. His name was David Bailey. Iam still missing him. Whenever I see his house I just cry. I used to blame his death on myself. Because before he died I was naughty. At least he is in a better place where angels and peace and doves and god and Jesus are

It attacks you from the inside out, terrible way to go... It destroys your bodies cells.

One of my best friends died from cancer it was a long horrible death and I still miss her everyday

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2AIDS

freddie mercury died of aids its the worst thing going - rockit(primejive)

You can survive Cancer but you can't escape AIDS. - gamefreak198

can be spread through sexual contact, whereas cancer cannot.

So don't be a sex fiend or you can get AIDS

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3Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever

Severe internal bleeding and at least a week of your organs being reduced to mush. Then after all the pain and suffering you die of hypovolemic shock from blood loss.

I must be really brave - I've read the Hot Zone while eating despite all the blood and gore of it. Ebola seems not only to be extremely lethal, it also seems to be quite fascinating. But of course, I always find the more deadlier germs/diseases more interesting than the milder ones.
Don't forget Ebola's sibling, Marburg - It's not as deadly as Ebola, but it still has a very high mortality rate and the same sort of symptoms. Nice or what?

I really think Ebola is bad. Possible, you can die in just 2 hours once you get it. Now there is a cure though. Black seeds and honey. In Africa, the sickness is spreading. I hope everyone gets cured. I consider ebola worser than cancer. I mean, cancer you have better chances of surviving. Ebola?! I don't now if people agree with me. You now in the Islamic religion, Mohammed said that black seeds and honey are the cure for every sickness but death. That could be the cure for aids as well.

It melts your organs. Painfully. No survival

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4Rabies

Have you see the videos of people with rabies trying to drink water and can't because of hydrophobia, pretty sad stuff. Worst part is that their basically doomed.

Everything else on this list has some kind of redeeming quality. Cancer can be treated and even cured, ebola lasts no more than a few days, aids and conditions like Parkinson's can be somewhat managed by medication. With rabies, there are no redeeming qualities, it is a slow agonizing death that lasts for days or weeks. Once your symptoms start showing up, there is no cure or treatment. The disease causes intense physical pain, but has an unparalleled emotional component that causes even the most rational human being to lose their grip on reality and devolve into being a rabid animal.

Rabies is scary. I've seen this episode of monsters inside me and this girl was having strange mood changes, trouble focusing eyes and collapsing into seizures and shaking and then she died.

I wonder when it started?

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5ALS

With cancer, there is hope that chemo or surgery will work and eradicate the cancer. With ALS, there's no hope at all. The only drug available is one that slows down the diseases progression, giving the patient a few more months of life. ALS is absolutely terrifying as you become trapped in a body that doesn't work. You feel isolated because there's no way to communicate with others without the help of a computer or other device. You can't move at all, and no one survives. ALS takes everything from you and even makes it impossible to control when you laugh or cry. It's the worst disease, and it's unstoppable for now.

This is a horrid condition. A few friends had/have it. There are 4 types of Motor Neuron diseases out there 2 of which are fatal, one of which is not and one which is not fatal unless it mutates into one of the fatal two. ALS is one of the two fatal ones and unfortunately the most common motor neuron disease. In a few cases, ALS is not fatal and in a few other cases, people with ALS live longer than the usual 2 to 5 years (Stephen Hawkings being a famous example). But in most cases, it is a cruel and horrid death.

ALS is the worst of all diseases- it robs you of your body and dignity but leaves you with your mind. You are unable to communicate, use your limbs eat, swallow your own saliva or even hold up your head yet you know exactly what is going on around you. There is no cure and no fast death. I can not imagine a worse disease to get.

This is one of the worst disease, because you know you're gonna die

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6Alzheimer's

It is a hopeless disease. There is no cure, no treatment, very little help or understanding. It strips the person you love of every dignity and ounce of themselves, reducing them to a vegetable. Not only that the people left behind watch this helpless. In any other disease medicines or food might be withdrawn if there was no symptom control. In this case you watch as they become childlike. Husbands and children become carers, carers with no hope or relief. Just when you think it can't get worse it does. My mum has had Alzheimer approx 6 years she is 61 she will die old, 70-80 but really she die died years ago. Now we just watch and care as best we can as the depression, agitation, hallucination and language reduce as well as incontinence and other physical symptoms.
This person looks old, not like the picture I see in my head when I think mum. This person looks at me like she has never seen me unlike the mum I remember. There is so much more to say but I do not have the words to ...more

My mom was recently diagnosed but I already feel like she is in the mid to late stages. She can't finish a sentence, often gets confused about where she is, and has started to forget her family.

I always thought that I would one day lose my mom to cancer. Which isn't any better than Alzheimers but I at least thought I would be able to have a good, coherent goodbye with her. Because Alzheimers can't be officially diagnosed until an autopsy after the patient has died, this diagnosis came really late for us.

At this point, she doesn't really understand the disease that she has and it's too late to say my goodbye.

On top of that, knowing it's only going to get worse, more painful every day for years, is almost more than I can bear. My heart aches for my step dad and what he has to go through every day and my heart aches for my mom. I always wonder about what's going on in her head and how confused and scared she must be. And there's no one in the world who can pull ...more

I have very bad experience, because my best friend, my everything, my whole world, got this disease. It was my mother, the worst disease is Alzheimer's at that moment I wish my mother had cancer not Alzheimer, when I see commercial about or in newspaper it hurts me very much.

This should be above cancer at least with that you still have mobility of your body

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7Fatal Familial Insomnia

no cure for this disease prevents you from sleeps slowly eats away at the thalamous and eventually kills you its the worst prion disease if one member of your family has it you have a 50/50 chance of getting it - Elvisjackson

my grandmothers side carries this horrible gene. I've heard about my previous ancestors dying with it & witnessed my grandmother & uncle die with it. I pray that I am not a carrier of this gene.

With this, it seems there is no escape, even temporarily, from the reality of your imminent end. One can usually sleep and momentarily forget the disease which ails you, but with this, you're awake for the whole thing, at least to a degree.

Absolutely horrible.

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8Diabetes

I've had diabetes since two weeks after my first birthday, and I wouldn't wish this on the worst person on earth. I've taken over two hundred thousand needles from it, have three diseases caused by it, and have developed chronic depression due to hating my life with it, and extreme anxiety from being bullied as a child for having it. My body is just a big pin cushion, and I'm covered in scar tissue. When my bloods are low, I hallucinate, and when they're high, I feel so much pain that I want to die. It's the reason behind five suicide attempts, and the reason I have to go to therapy.
I've lost two aunts to diabetes, and my third is in the hospital, blind, paralyzed, with kidney failure from it. I've died four times and I'm not even twenty-one.
There is no cure for it, and my children have a fifty-percent chance of getting it. It weakens my body to the point that a small shove will bruise me, and I'll get sick at just the tiniest thing. Cancer at least has a cure, and get's ...more

I have this disease, type I, since I was 5 years old, now I'm 18 and couldn't be happier. Yes, I would prefer not to have this problem, I can't say it gives me no boundaries but comparing diabetes with cancer is not fair. Cancer does not have a cure, just like diabetes, but treatments for cancer are far more destructive, more difficult. As long as you do all the treatments carefully, you will have an amazing life, believe me. With cancer you have a much higher possibility of dying. I was lucky to have all the support from family and friends. I feel I can do whatever I want, and if someone asked me to choose between finding out diabetes cure or cancer cure, I would choose cancer, any time. It's not easy to live with diabetes, I know, I have lived the same reality you have, every day, for 13 years, I have cried and suffered with pain many times, but I live and I can experience everything, just like everyone. Don't let yourself down because you have diabetes, there isn't anything you ...more

I've had the real Diabetes (type 1) for over ten years now. Since I was seventeen I've been injecting myself on average 5 - 6 times a day and pricking my fingers and forcing blood out of the end so to test the sugar content of my blood. If I tally the total number of injections then I would estimate it to be almost 19, 000. Now remember that in those ten years I have not had a day off. Every day, more injections, into already bruised parts of my body. The bruising never goes, the humiliation of your own body turning against you and coming very close to killing you is too much. I've woken from the warped nightmares of hypoglycemic comas more times than I can remember and every new day is a test to prevent the next episode from being the last. There is no end to this disease, it will get you eventually.

I have diabetes and I am 10 years old

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9Cholera

The scientist who found out the cure tested it by actually infecting himself with cholera. Obviously it worked or else there wouldn't be a cure. That takes guts.

Yeah it sounds like the worst, losing up to 2 gallons of water a day through diarrhea and if that wasn't bad enough if you aren't hooked up to an iv the salt shock will kill you before the dehydration does.

They have found a cure to it but you can only get it in North America. - SuperBacca

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10Malaria

It may not be the strongest, but in terms of how many people it kills, Malaria is a disease that might as well just have been created by the Grim Reaper. Of all the humans who died, it is believed that about 50% of their deaths were attributed to Malaria. So to put things into context, the animal that causes more human deaths than any other aren't elephants, not crocodiles, not hippos, not even the HUMANS themselves. It's mosquitos. They cause more than a million deaths every year. Let the embarrassment sink in.

Even though there are tablets against this, many people who cannot afford these drugs easily die of malaria. It is worse then any other disease because the parasite injects the disease in without you knowing so you could get it and still not know.

Guys.. Half of the people who has ever died, has died from malaria. All should vote this as number 1 unless you're voting in that form of how much it ruins your life.

This disease kills more people than any other disease.

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11Schizophrenia

I don't blame people who don't understand it. I think each disease is horrible and cancer or ebola etc sound extremely painful. Suffering shouldn't be a competition and Schizophrenia along with other mental illnesses aren't the same type of pain as physical illness although it can have physical effects. Schizophrenia is something I never could've imagined the horror it caused me. I figured it was an excuse for criminals to escape jail or just druggies. I COULDN'T HAVE BEEN MORE WRONG! The horror is unimaginable from someone who hasn't experienced it. When it onset I heard someone outside screaming my name, I saw shadowy figures outside and I was convinced demons where after me, as embarrassing as it is I peed myself and started pacing and I attempted suicide because I thought demons where trying to send me to hell. It's very horrible, embarrassing (to explain to non understanding people), and drains all your senses...

Your in a world conspiracy, your memories shot, voices surround you, your in hell. Life is a dream, each day is strange, scary, everyone is demons. Can't tell if your alive or dead, all your senses messed up, your nĂºmero uno target, insomnia, depression/joy. Conversation is weird, big shun from society, can't make friends, no one wants to date you, your mind isn't "yours". Many suicide attempts, aliens, demons, ghosts, psychics, jinn, demons, no truth, only schizo on planet, cursed, hated, people want to abuse you and take advantage of you. Generally have to collect disability. Like a life long LSD trip that you can't escape from, and no guide book or help because the voices don't really speak intelligible English. Basically it feels like you died and the world is waiting to collapse of you, your family, your neighbors. No escape, 5 suicide attempts, can't die, God's curse, infinite hell AKA Schizophrenia.

Living with schizophrenia is hell. It makes you want to kill yourself. I can't wait until euthanasia is legal in Canada. It might be in 2016. When it is I'm putting myself down.

Guys... I know it's bad, really really bad, but SERIOUSLY! This should be lower

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12Parkinson's

My grandfather died of this disease. There is a sort of cure. If you fight and they get the dosage wright then you live longer. It a genetic thing and is actually passed through the mother but normally a man gets it. Early signs are hands shaking when you sit down and aren't doing things with your hands. I watched a man who could put me on his shoulders and laugh all day die on a hospital bed in a coma like state. He wasn't even alive long enough for the doctors to figure it out. It's bad, really bad.

The victims of the disease are not at fault for their condition and there is no cure, only symptom management, as far as I know. I don't know why rabies is ranked higher/worse than this. But then again there is a lot I don't know.

It makes you scared to walk, and you freak out around people as you think they may crash into you. Small children who used to be a delight to watch are now a constant threat that they may trip you

horrifying

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13Huntington's

I watched my mother deteriate over 17 years before this destructive cruel disease killed her off. Now I am watching the same thing happen to my younger sister and its heartbreaking. She can only lie down day and night and is now starting to choke even on the milk shakes she can only feed on. She will soon have a tube through her stomach to feed her. This disease affects the nervous system and shrinks the brain. No one can be cured from this. It is a slow and awful way to die

River dance, that's funny but it is more like standing on 2 different waterbeds at the same time. Definitively in the top 5. The 3 top reasons for dieing from it are accidents, suicide and choking because you can't swallow

Someone I know has this disease and it's frightening for him, he simply doesn't know what to do with himself as his motor functions disappear and his moods fluctuate. He's such a nice man, I wouldn't wish this disease on my worst enemy.

There is nothing more slowly ravaging than Huntington's that is the cruelty of it slowly becoming less each day for years

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14Yellow Fever

Damages your adrenal glands and your nervous system causing unirrational fears such as water and lots of people have been found dead after a yellow fever epidemic

It's irrational fears and it is bad untreated it can kill thousands of people

I'm glad that my dad recently took a vaccination for yellow fever. - Animefan12

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15Swine Flu

Oh, come on. This disease was blown WAY out of proportion by the media. The swine flu is just like the normal flu. The only people that have died of this so-called "deadly" virus are people with terrible health care and terrible health in general who are living in close quarters, babies, and old people.

80 deaths and 100 cases as of today - ronluna

My Friend Actually suffered this. Thankfully he survived

I got the swine flu when I was just 5

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16Smallpox

Fever, and the bumps are pretty itchy, once you scratch blood and chemicals start coming out

Thank God that this disease is gone! (That's what others are saying. I REALLY hope it's true.)

Killed one third of the people that got it.

It's an often fatal disease that spreads like wildfire! - thunderstar1124

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18HIV

How is schizophrenia above this...?

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19Typhoid

I've had typhoid before when I was 8. Had it the same time with salmonella, I'm going to tell you, it is horrible... - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

I got it and it was bad so far in the 18th century. Bad. Fever that can't lower fast

20Tourette's Syndrome

I have Tourette's but it's pretty mild compared to some of the stuff other people with Tourette's have to deal with. I jerk my head, I shake for a little second, and sometimes I make a weird noise. It's really embarrassing when in happens in front of people. But motor tics can be disregarded and overlooked when they're mild, and people can look at me as more than 'that twitchy kid'. But it sucks pretty bad when you're impulsive. I do stupid things I end up regretting every day. I don't take time to think about some of the things I do and when I get really pissed off and I kick stuff and bash my forehead into things. Also, sometimes I do it to try and impress my friends by crushing apples with my head. I do this to make my friends laugh all the time and most of the time I say to myself "That was so stupid, what is wrong with me" afterwards. And unfortunately, most people don't really know much about it. They just think of motor tics, but not the lack of impulse control for some ...more

Just how bad is it to live with uncontrollable reactions to certain things. To the point where people don't understand you, you get bullied and harassed, rejected from society with no real way of getting back in. The saddest part about Tourette's syndrome is that it doesn't have to be so bad. People could be more understanding of such matters, but society has perverted it like most everything else to where one who has it has no chances of living a normal life.

I have got it. People always make fun of you. Once this boy and a mob were chasing after me shouting; Tourette's freak, chips (which I say when I tic), creep I ran inside I was sobbing. Please don't freak out. At this I used an sometimes bite my hand. Because I fell cross at myself and my dad called me evil hearted and he used to slap me round the head when I ticked I am getting better now and getting help

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