Top Ten Worst Diseases


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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.
[Newest]Cancer is a little monster that hates most human beings. Most people wanna go out and punch it and kick and smash it. AND I REALLY DO! But Cancer also likes to hide. And Cancer is good at hiding. Because Cancer hides in people's bodies. And that is why Cancer is the worst thing on earth.

freddie mercury died of aids its the worst thing going


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


can be spread through sexual contact, whereas cancer cannot.
[Newest]Hiv destroys the immune,it might cause aids.

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?
If you don't fear death, go and walk into a biosafety level 4 facility. I guarantee you won't find AIDS or Cancer there. What you will find is the most frightening, terrifying disease known to man. You can pick a strain, but your chance of survival will always be the lowest possible.
[Newest]Ebola is a disease straight from hell. It has killed 10,000 people alone last year. I thought periods were bad but once you get this disease, your organs are literally dead! How is this not top. I hope this disease gets wiped out.

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.
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.
Swine flu isn't dangerous and you can escape cancer but with rabies you are dieing a slow death.
[Newest]You can suffocate badly

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 express
My grandpa has Alzheimers... I can't even explain how horrible it is. It takes such a toll on you and your family. I can barely remember who my grandpa really is. Most people die physically before they die mentally. But with Alzheimers, the patient dies on the inside years before they are technically 'dead'. Pray that no one in your life EVER get Alzheimers. It changes everything forever. And there is nothing that can help it.
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.
[Newest]I just lost my grandmother to dementia. It was a slow and painful process and at the end the infection from pressure ulcers took over. Thank god she is in peace and no longer suffering.

6Fatal 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


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.
[Newest]No cure and a complete inability of sleep, leading to inevitable health deterioration and death. Worst disease you can ever get. If you get diagnosed with THIS prion, you. Are. SCREWED.

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 horrible because it is so unpredictable and much worse than some of the ones gone before it here. TB, Aids, Parkinsons, etc. are all manageable conditions that used to be much much worse. Cancer as a generic term hides the fact that some cancers are much worse than others. Probably, pancreatic cancer, brain tumours and other such cancers are as bad as ALS but you have to get specific with cancers. But ALS usually offers no hope at all. While rare, there are pancreatic cancer survivors who make a full recovery. The lucky ALS victim is the likes of Stephen Hawking: alive but totally paralysed. So, this is a disease that kills you in 3-5 years usually or else leaves you completely paralysed in rare cases. Lovely.

The problem with ALS too is that it is not mainstream and wellknown. The very name amiotrophic lateral sclerosis has been considered difficult to remember, hence the term ALS or the even more generic term 'Motor Neurone Disease' (there are a number of less fatal versions of this but ALS is equated with MND because it is the most severe of the MNDs). Furthermore, ALS is confused with MS, Huntington's, muscular dystrophy and other such conditions. ALS is worse than any of these other muscular and motor neurone diseases. Perhaps, Huntington's runs a close second as worst disease? Same type of thing only one generally gets 10-20 years out of this one compared to ALS's 3-5.
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.
[Newest]This is horrible. Your mental state is intact people who have aids have to suffer through it to die at least people can beat cancer!

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 publicity for how bad it is. There are four types of diabetes, and most people assume there is only type two, and assume it's caused by being fat and blame us for it. I was diagnosed at one years old, and I was a small, skinny little baby.
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 (type 1) and to me its not that bad. Sometimes I cry because of it. Eventually I started to get sick of taking shots, but then I remind myself that if I don't I will die.


[Newest]One of my friends has diabetes

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.

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.
So sad and so nerve racking if you have it!

The Contenders

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



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.
The legendary boxer Muhammad ali has this disease when he went to joe fraziers funeral that's when people started to know this even though he had since 1984

This disease is the highest death toll in history, over 500 million died of it, the bubonic plague only killed about 200 million.
Very sad and scary.
I have that it just sucks.




Epilepsy is bad the reason why it is bad because you don't know when your going to have one which is a seizure that is what epilepsy really is I have them I had a seizure one time I was talking to my step dad and after I got threw talking to him I laid down and he came down to my house I went to sleep after I got threw talking to him I woke up and I on the couch I had dirt all over me and I had a black eye from were I had fell outside and what made it so bad I did not even know that I had even went outside but I did and I didn't realize it but my step-dad woke me up on the couch and said what happened to you and I said what are you talking about and he said well you have a black eye talking about me I said what I don't have a black eye.but I did and I I also had a couple of wrecks in a car from seizures.because I wasnt taking my medicine like I was post to be so that's why I was having my seizures but when I take my medicine I'm alright but I hope I don't have none taking my medicine I have never had one while on medicine.i had a friend that had seizures to and I watched him when he had one and it was not good he fell straight back and he did not catch hisself he just fell straight back and he also bit his tongue to and blood was running down the side of his face and he started shaking
I've taken a hockey puck to my face, and the pain was nowhere comparable to the anguish experienced due to tonic-clonic seizures. Anguish is a good word - not just pain, but pure intellectual agony of recollecting thoughts blown apart by a seizure.
Epilepsy ranks BELOW the FLU? This list is a JOKE. Have a few seizures and you'll know. People with epilepsy are GODS compared to human diseases that just cause PAIN. Epilepsy is PAIN BEYOND HUMAN COMPREHENSION. Pure mind-blowing pain. That's why it knocks you out. MIND-BLOWING PAIN.
In Pokemon, there was an episode titled "Cyber Soldier Porygon" One scene in it had alternate fast flashing lights of red and blue. It ended up taking over 1500 kids in Japan to hospital.


18Tourette's Syndrome
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

It is the worst thing you can imagine. I would love to have cancer instead and die on that. What makes a depression so terrible? You don't have any positive feelings anymore and you think you will never have them again. All I can think of is death and tragedy for the ones I will lose. There can't be a god if there's such a thing as depression.
Here is a tip to get rid of depression look in the good things in life I know how horrible it is but move on I did when I was gonna get married to someone I loved but she broke off from engagement now I am getting married to my ex so see God has plans just don't think about it like if someone close died yes it is natural to be depressed but move on but don't forget about it that would be mean
I suffer from depression. Let me just say that it destroys your happiness and will to live, and it eventually makes living unbearable. I'd rather have a disease that is curable, thank you very much.
[Newest]If only didn't have this

20Yellow 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.


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