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I Am a Cancer Survivor

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    Skin Cancer - A year and a half ago during a surgery I needed they discovered I had Squamous cell carcinoma. They checked me afyer surgery to see if maybe they had it all...
    dave61 dave61 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 14, 2011

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    People don't understand that cancer changes you for life, I had cancer and have survived so far, it cost me my house and my job it destroyed my life and leaves me thinking why...
    phototed54 phototed54 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 21

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    Between East And West My Testimonial - I was 24 when i was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, 10 years ago i was diagnosed a fibrocystic sickness, i took two surgeries and the doctor in...
    Jatalina Jatalina 26-30, F Oct 25, 2013

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    "i'm Dancing On My Grave..." - Foo Fighters, Walk - I am a survivor of a rare cartilage cancer. I had my surgery in February of 2011.  This month I went back for an MRI...
    nudaydawning nudaydawning 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 20, 2012

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    Survivorhood - 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...
    ColorMeReal ColorMeReal 41-45, F 15 Responses Oct 18, 2007

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    When the Going Gets Tough... - It has now been over three years that I am cancer free.  This is one of my biggest accomplishments in life.  Going through cancer, having...
    jewishprincess jewishprincess 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2008

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    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...
    MegWolff MegWolff 46-50, F 8 Responses Nov 10, 2007

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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    You took my Aunt 3 years before you extended your dark, suffocating grasp around everything that I, at 17, embraced. You made me think I was pregnant, and you made me feel so...
    DoubleDoxie DoubleDoxie 36-40, F 6 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    The Day That Changed My Life - Back in 2006 I went to the doctor and was told that I had a fissure and that I needed to have it removed. She operation was for Feb the 14, 2006...
    wobbie wobbie 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 13, 2010

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    I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, went through 6 months of chemotherapy after the mastectomy operation
    Ntediseng Ntediseng 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2013

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    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...
    corazon77 corazon77 51-55, F 4 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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    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...
    Pix Pix 41-45, F 9 Responses May 4, 2008

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    I am a liver cancer survivor. 4 years remission!
    bzimmerman bzimmerman 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    I survived stage 3 colon cancer..with colostomy bag at the age of 38. Carried my tumor for 5 yrs before they found it because of myself being female and only 33 when started. By...
    wickedone72 wickedone72 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2013

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    Today - Today is supposed to be a good day. It is my 4yr Colon Cancer Survivor Anniversary. I'm supposed to be happy, but I'm so miserable. This time last year, I was so happy...
    Itsmytime2be Itsmytime2be 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 15, 2013

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    Fight Like Hell - ~Cancer, one word, one six letter freaking word and everything changed. I remember staring blankly at my doctor it almost felt as if he was speaking another...
    smalltownminnesota smalltownminnesota 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 20, 2011

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    Two Time - Once at 3 and again at 17/19. At Three it was Leukemia and at 17/18 Chondro Sarcoma. Which is a rare tumor mainly only found in 60+ year olds, doctor couldn't prove it...
    mzjen mzjen 26-30, F Oct 12, 2013

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    Alternatives Available But Expensive - My son was diagnosed with GBM at the age of 19 in December 2011. He was diagnosed after a massive brain bleed, and had to learn to walk again...
    LiamOs LiamOs 22-25, F Sep 26, 2013

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    A Sad Tale - On Friday, the 8th of November, I lost my last surviving grandparent to Cancer... but she lived a full life.. passing away at 96. I just hope I can live that long...
    TimmAllen TimmAllen 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 19, 2013

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    I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma cancer when I was 6 weeks old. At 6 months I had an operation to removed my adrenal glands and now life dependant on steroids. I'm now 24...
    PicassoSan PicassoSan 22-25, F Dec 15, 2013

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    I survived cancer 5 yrs ago and for some reason I'm angry depressed and my memory is in a fog at times I don't know why I feel this way ? I should b grateful I'm alive ! Anyone...
    dulce1219 dulce1219 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    Cancer Change My Life - Hi Everyone that's will be my first experience share it here I wish it will be helpful to you first the English is not my mother language so I'm so sorry if...
    adel88 adel88 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 8, 2013

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    Ten Years On Ovarian Cancer - Diagnosed in 2003 with Stage III Ovarian cancer (epithelial), things seemed pretty grim. My doctors encouraged me but (all in all) it was pretty...
    JSayler JSayler 70+ 1 Response Apr 7, 2013

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    I'm A Vulvar Cancer Survivor! - December 2, 2012 ago I received the worst diagnosis I could have ever imagined, I have Stage 3 Vulvar Cancer. I still do not think it has all sunk...
    jcrow216 jcrow216 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2013

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    I Too Am A Cancer Survivor! - See all my blogs to share my most recent Journey. I am happy to say after years of battling this disease I am finallycancer free and ready for what I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 21, 2012

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    I am 6 years in remission since I was diagnosed with cancer July 2, 2007. I sometimes forget all the troubles I went through learning to accept myself for who I am rather than what...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 24, 2013

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    I had Cancer and still in pain often My employer docks my pay when I leave early and makes me change my appointments do I have any rights In the workplace because of Cancer ?
    dulce1219 dulce1219 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 10

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    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...
    alvin521 alvin521 61-65, M 23 Responses Jan 14, 2010

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    2 Time, Now 5+ Years Melanoma Stage 4 Survivor! - It seems to me that more and more people outlive their cancer now.  No longer is it automatically a death sentence to get the...
    hopefullyhumble hopefullyhumble 56-60, M 3 Responses Nov 28, 2011

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    I Can't Complain. - When I was eleven I was diagnosed with an Anaplastic Astrocytoma. To put it more simply, I had a malignant brain tumor. Looking back I really can't complain...
    Quartic Quartic 18-21, M Sep 7, 2013

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    Been in complete remission for 5 years...
    jonbz17 jonbz17 22-25, M 5 Responses Jan 21

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    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...
    LoveIsAddictedToMe LoveIsAddictedToMe 26-30, M 4 Responses Jun 5, 2012

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    Testicular Cancer - I survived it in 94. The same thing Lance Armstrong (multiple Tour De France winner) had. Personally, I dont care for his public service announcements, making...
    tat2doc tat2doc 51-55, M 6 Responses Mar 5, 2009

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    There Are Days - There are days like today, when I would like to forget that I had cancer. I get so furious with myself for thinking about it, talking about it, obsessing about...
    mizea mizea 51-55, F 3 Responses Jun 16, 2011

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    I Am A Leukemia Survivor....But Affects Of Tx Are Rough - I 've been in remission now for 3 yrs after battling b-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. I'm so grateful to be alive and...
    amc92 amc92 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2013

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    I am a cancer survivor, I was diagnosed with early staged ovarian immature teratoma. I was recommended 2 rounds of aggressive chemotherapy. I took it so unwell and not it's 2 weeks...
    stephy23 stephy23 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2013

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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...
    dreamin2183 dreamin2183 21-25, F 10 Responses Sep 18, 2007

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    I Have No Testicles. A Love Story - I was born with two fine, working, sometimes itchy but otherwise healthy testicles. They hurt when kicked, got blue when severely neglected, and...
    Tdcjr52 Tdcjr52 31-35 1 Response Sep 24, 2013

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    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...
    ManiacalTom ManiacalTom 31-35, M 6 Responses Aug 31, 2012

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    28 Years Ago Today, I Developed Symptoms of Cancer. - It was a Thursday, that week we were off school for state-wide in-service, the night before I'd played Star Wars with my...
    Chemo1980 Chemo1980 31-35 6 Responses Oct 16, 2008

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    Leukemia survivor. Two years so far.
    DunnoWhatImDoingHere DunnoWhatImDoingHere 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    Kind Of Funny..... Not.... - Kind of funny, not. You wake up one morning feeling fine... Go to the toilet.. Oh oh my pee looks like watery tomato soup. (Sorry if it's yo much info...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 25, 2013

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    Stage 4 melanoma survivor :)
    Ilovemykids77 Ilovemykids77 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    Waking up is the worst thing for me. The first thing I remember are all the numbers that the doctors told me 75% chances of surviving at first, then it went down to 5%. I know I...
    GuillermoJ GuillermoJ 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    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...
    Inglinkkkk Inglinkkkk 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 7, 2013

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    Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Stage Iv - On June 8th 2006 I was diagnosed with stage IV nasopharyngeal carcinoma. After concomitant chemo and radiation, I've survived five years since...
    000180457W 000180457W 26-30 6 Responses Jun 28, 2011

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    TWICE. I had stage IIIc Ovarian and within a year I had Mucos epidermoid carcinoma. Survived them both and am in full remission. Tons of side effects of course, anyone who has...
    AnnieAlways AnnieAlways 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    I Have Survived Cancer 3 Times Since Birth. I Am 53 Now... - 53 years ago, I was born with Neuroblastoma - a cancer that was then lethal. I was only 8 months old when I was...
    Aloneagainat53 Aloneagainat53 51-55, F 5 Responses Jul 1, 2012

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    I am a Hodgkin's Lymphoma survivor (stage IVB) who was diagnosed in 2012 and went through R-CHOP chemotherapy and an autologous bone marrow transplant. I received a CR from my...
    yotakeda yotakeda 41-45, M Feb 6

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    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...
    grams grams 56-60, F 25 Responses Jan 12, 2008

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    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...
    hadyourchance hadyourchance 31-35, F 22 Responses Jan 30, 2013

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