I Am a Cancer Survivor

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    I Was Only 17!

      I know that I didn't HAVE cancer yet...but was on a one way street to getting it and was very close to the turn for cancer when I found out....this is my story, sans many emotions I can not express into words...... When I was 17 years old I went in for my yearly pap test...
    dreamin2183 dreamin2183
    22-25, F
    10 Responses Sep 18, 2007

    Hodgkin's Disease/lymphoma

    January 14th 2007 I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I know the symptoms leading up to it was heavy coughing. And in the months prior to being diagnosed I was getting severe night sweats. I would wake up with my clothes stuck to me like I jumped in the pool with them on...
    OptimisticLove OptimisticLove
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Jun 5, 2012

    28 years ago I was diagnosed with brain cancer

    which was stage 4 malignant and spreading down my brain stem
    Chase223 Chase223
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Oct 10, 2015

    I have just been told

    that my Cancer has come back after disappearing somewhere inside of me and I do not have the heart to tell my wife and three teenagers again, so I am waiting to hear at what stage and to see if it is non Hopkins lymphoma again or what and to see what options I have. At least I...
    erarmstrng erarmstrng
    46-50, M
    8 Responses Apr 10, 2015

    I survived cancer 😊🎉 I got dianosied back

    in june 2007 when I was 15 and thankfully Ive been cancer free since jan 2008 😄 8 years, where does the time go xxx
    NipplePleasure92 NipplePleasure92
    22-25, F
    14 Responses Mar 9, 2016

    Am I A Cancer Survivor.

    I dont know if I qualify as a cancer survivor , but I feel as though sould.About ten years ago my wife Sue was diagnosed with breast cancer, on hearing that word I was absolutely devastated. I thought the end of our world had come , After a couple of operations  and a ...
    alvin521 alvin521
    61-65, M
    19 Responses Jan 14, 2010

    Road To Recovery

    In Aug '11 I was diagnosed with gallbladder cancer. At that time I was given a 28% 5yr survival rate...which later dropped down to 18%. I was told to prepare for the worst. I had to deal with the nightmare of preparing a will & the guardianship of my only child. Having to explain...
    hadyourchance hadyourchance
    36-40, F
    15 Responses Jan 30, 2013

    In May of 2015 I was diagnosed with stage 2b

    Hodgkins Lymphoma. I was 24 at the time. I went through 6 months of chemo and have been in remission since November 2015. I had my last chemo on December 24, 2015. still waiting for my hair and eyebrows to grow back though I can do without the rest! LOL.
    sikkacyanide sikkacyanide
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 1, 2016

    It's been just 9 years from

    when they removed my upper left lung because of lung cancer. I did 12 weeks of every day Radiation that burned my whole chest area. I did 4 months of Chemo at the same time. But today I am cancer free. I have had 36 blood test all have come back cancer free. I did it to myself I...
    sirdan99 sirdan99
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Feb 13, 2015

    I had cancer at age 28.

    I went to my follow up appointments religiously for 22 years. Then I just stopped. Stupid I know. But I was depressed, having major back issues, surgery for that, then trying desperately to escape an abusive relationship. So I recently called to get an appointment. They tried...
    lostit77 lostit77
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jun 16, 2015

    its been 2 months since having surgery to

    remove my prostrate and one round of radiation to be cancer free now
    heylickmydick heylickmydick
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Jun 8, 2015

    A number of excellent actions been taken over

    the last years in cancer study and treatment. Via study, increased expertise and higher education and learning this provides a bigger range of preventative methods and also means to treat all kinds of cancers cells with a higher success rate.There can be many more and also...
    Liverpancreas Liverpancreas
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 2, 2016

    i have beat cancer twice

    now the same cancer both times and now i have to find out if i got it again in 2 weeks :o I'm not sad i got over the sadness the second time but i am hoping i don't...
    moongoddess35 moongoddess35
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Dec 9, 2015

    **** Cancer and all of your bullshit fuckery.

    I beat you! I just had my last appointment with my cancer doc. It's been 5 years now of follow up appointments after the surgery and I was told I don't need to come back after this appointment. So as I got dressed...alone in the room...I began to cry. Without warning the...
    Unsatisfiedstace2 Unsatisfiedstace2
    46-50, F
    11 Responses Jan 22, 2016
    grayday104 grayday104
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Mar 7, 2014

    Yes I am. 14 years cancer free

    as well. I lost my left eye due to the cancer, I was only stage 2 so it was remove the eye or die. I was 2 years old so I don't remember a thing. And I am half blind but it's all I know. The doctors say I was born blind in that eye anyway.
    Mamasbabycub Mamasbabycub
    22-25, F
    Mar 3, 2015


    I, like all you out there, would not have invited cancer in invade my body, but it did anyway. Noone in their right mind wants to go there. The exception may be those watching a child or spouse go through it. I can understand wanting to go through it instead of them. But...
    ColorMeReal ColorMeReal
    41-45, F
    15 Responses Oct 18, 2007

    14 years ago I had tisticular cancer

    and 2 years ago I had thyroid cancer 18 months all clear
    allychef allychef
    41-45, M
    7 Responses Oct 7, 2015

    Survived Cancer With The Hoxsey Diet Treatment No Chemo And No Radiation

    Survived Cancer with the Hoxsey diet treatment no chemo and no radiation. I have been 13 years cancer free. It has taken lots of discipline with respect to my diet but no bad side effects like chemo or radiation. And very reasonably priced, actually very inexpensive compared to...
    corazon77 corazon77
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Oct 4, 2013

    It will be 2 years soon

    that I will be thyroid cancer free!! Got diagnosed when I was 13 years old and now suffering from Cronic fatigue syndrome(CFS) but I'm a fighter!!
    Georginaxx Georginaxx
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 4, 2015

    Life Saving, Life Changing!

    In spring 1998, when I was 40, I discovered a lump in my right breast, which later was diagnosed as invasive lobular and ductal carcinoma, stage 3B. The news was devastating, as I had already lost my left...
    MegWolff MegWolff
    46-50, F
    8 Responses Nov 10, 2007

    I was diagnosed with leukemia

    when I was five. A month later the doctors said I was in remission. I went through two more years of chemo and radiation. Now I am 9 years in remission.
    Wallflower5906 Wallflower5906
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jun 22, 2014

    I am having my last session (fingers crossed)

    of radiotherapy today for vaginal cancer and looking forward to the future and feeling hopeful
    Weedoll Weedoll
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Sep 8, 2015

    Adversity Is An Amazing Motivator

    I was only in my twenties when I learned I had ovarian cancer.  The oncologist said I was lucky they caught it.  I went through a complete hysterectomy and endless rounds of chemo.  (For the record, I am not one of those people who can rock bald!) ...
    Pix Pix
    41-45, F
    10 Responses May 4, 2008

    So what if I had cancer.

    I am still human.When I used to have it people looked at me like it was my fault I had it
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Aug 5, 2015

    Double Orchiectomy

    My story isn't very long. I have had testicular cancer twice. Once in 2005, and once in 2010. Both times resulted in the loss of a testicle. I now have none. I cannot have children now, and since the testosterone medicine is so expensive I do not take it. I guess I am glad...
    ManiacalTom ManiacalTom
    31-35, M
    7 Responses Aug 31, 2012

    The experience of being sick,

    like chemo, radiation, and surgery-sick can be thought of as a gift. Once you survive, you have the insight of knowing what other cancer (soon to be) survivors need to help them through their journey. Experience, friendships, and Life are all precious gifts that result.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jun 16, 2015
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    1 Response Nov 15, 2015

    Survivor of Cancer

      I lost my husband my best friend to Cancer over two years ago, helping him go through the chemo, Radiation and the endless trips to the hospital and Dr.'s offices was hard. He was given day to weeks to live and we eeked out 9 and a half great productive months with the...
    grams grams
    56-60, F
    24 Responses Jan 12, 2008

    I survived cancer!!! I was only a little girl,

    14 to be exact when i got the news it tore away everything away from me I lost my boyfriend, my mum started drinking and since I couldn't go to school I was replaced by my "friends" I was the popular girl at school until mt cancer took over. The people I needed the most weren't...
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Mar 6, 2016

    Unfinished Business

    well as odd as this is going to seem, and the fact that I am doing this on my phone text to speech. of all of the sexual things I could have written about first, I will do this story and add and edit when I can. in early November 2011 I was diagnosed with cancer. I underwent...
    thepaidtourists thepaidtourists
    21 Responses Jan 20, 2013

    I have been cancer free

    for 8 years now it's great I'm 16 and have my whole life ahead
    Peedripping2 Peedripping2
    13-15, M
    1 Response Jul 18, 2014

    I'm not sure if I can say I'm a cancer survivor.

    My leukemia is in remission for now. My oncologist say there is 60% chance it will come back. I'm not sure why I asked her that question. It's been a year of remission I'm so scared.
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Nov 24, 2015

    Got my last session of radiotherapy today

    for vaginal cancer and fee
    Weedoll Weedoll
    46-50, F
    Sep 8, 2015

    I am a cancer survivor.

    I was born with a brain cancer located in my carabelum called medualblaastoma . At three months old I had seven and a half month chemotherapy and 3 radiation treatments to get rid of it.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses May 29, 2015

    I was actually born with cancer.

    I had neroblastma which grew with me in the womb. I was very ill and developed pneumonia and other illnesses on top of the cancer and nearly lost my life more than once. It left me with disabilities but I am of the mindset that there are always people worse off than me and I...
    smiler2015 smiler2015
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jul 2, 2015

    I Was Way Too Young When I Got Cancer

    I was only 21 when I got diagnosed with stage 2B breast cancer. I had 6 surgeries including a mastectomy and 17 rounds of chemo over 6 months. It doesn't even run in my family.... I am stronger from the experience but I'll never be the same person. I live in constant fear if it...
    Inglinkkkk Inglinkkkk
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Nov 7, 2013

    I'm struggling in life,

    13 years removed from brain cancer. Every day I fight through my world, which is filled with anxieties and fear. I work an 8.50 an hour food service job. After 3 years of college, I dropped out with a 3.45 GPA., 5 years ago, and I'm 20 thousand in debt. My fears are debilitating...
    mike281987 mike281987
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Sep 21, 2015

    badly ill. inertnal bleeding .

    even aftr surgry . in sooo mch pain
    hasank hasank
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Jun 30, 2015

    I am Kera Owens, Cannabis oil is really

    wonderful and effective because i used it on my Son who had been suffering from cancer of the brain for almost five years. i never actual believed in it till i watched a documentary and read some testimonies of patients who gave credit to the oil after using it and particularly...
    marijuanaoil170 marijuanaoil170
    Nov 22, 2015

    I'm two time breast cancer survivor (06 & 2013).

    I'm on every 6 month follow up scans and labs, had my most recent last month and everything is good. Having my follow ups always make me a nervous wreck.
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses May 5, 2015

    Six years ago I was diagnosed with aa

    colo-rectal cancer. Despite some persistent side effects of the surgery, I am very happy to report that I have not had a sign of cancer since my first set of chemo therapy.
    narcis60 narcis60
    56-60, M
    1 Response Sep 11, 2015
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    1 Response Dec 1, 2015

    Once again, I am facing another surgery,

    but this time on my lower left neck for Leimysarcoma on the 16th of September of this year. This hour long or less procedure will take out the affected tissue and I should be back to normal in no time.
    TimmAllen TimmAllen
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Aug 25, 2015

    I'm 26 mos into an original prognosis of 18 mos

    to live. I was stage iv non-hodgkins lymphoma. since my diagnosis I've had 8 mos of chemo therapy and a bone marrow, STEM cell transplant. last week I was scanned and 15 tissue samples taken and I'm clean!!! This diagnosis has taken a heavy toll. my wife divorced me..... I'll...
    Srdating1952 Srdating1952
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Dec 11, 2015

    my mother is fighting against it

    since 1997 stay strong guys!!!!
    kostas77 kostas77
    22-25, M
    Aug 27, 2015

    I survived AML leukemia at the age of 5.

    I am a happy adult now. As a result I am suffering from joint pain, but I don't let it bring mw down! I am happy to be alive.
    mydaneisgreat mydaneisgreat
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 27, 2016

    GREAT NEWS. Just found out today that

    for now after just one surgery and round of chemo I'm free of it. VICTORY!!!!!!! Me one, stomach cancer zero!!!!
    sarahwhoknows sarahwhoknows
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 27, 2014

    I have survived Leaukimeia.

    I was 7 years old, in the first grade, when I went to a local hospital when I was "abducted" and put into an ambulance. The ambulance took me to Cardnial Glennon in Saint Louis, Missouri. I was in the hospital for months. Sleepless nights, couldn't go to the bathroom without...
    19pollard97 19pollard97
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 31, 2016

    I am louis paris, aged 59.

    once with this diabolical disease called cancer 'when I heard about the magical oil called cannabis oil decided to give it a try. But how to get became a problem, I went looking and came across medical Rick Simpson oil, I contacted Dr. Rick Simpson Ricksimpsonmedicaloil@outlook...
    marijuanaoil170 marijuanaoil170
    2 Responses Jun 28, 2015
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