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I Am a Survivor of Childhood Cancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 55 People

    I have been cancer free

    for 23 years... and last Friday i did my FIRST ever relay for life, my victory lap! It was scary, and emotional, i fought back tears and at the same time felt numb and confused, it was all in all overwhelming, but i am glad i did it!
    JeanJR JeanJR 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 2, 2014

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    Perspective

    I didn't want to put this in my other post because I didn't write it, and it isn't really about me... but it could be.  I know at least a couple of my friends that have also survived childhood cancer feel this way, too.  I love the way it's written, but I admit that I...
    ippagoggy ippagoggy 31-35, F 1 Response May 30, 2008

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    Cancer's Dirty Little Secret

    Cancer's Dirty Little Secret For Survivors Under 40, Nothing's Changed By Matthew Zachary There's a dirty little secret in cancer. The past 30 years of research have yielded amazing strides. On the whole, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), remission rates...
    matthewzachary matthewzachary 31-35, M 8 Responses Dec 19, 2007

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    Luckily I was a baby

    and I don't remember anything. Retino blastoma is a rare and dangerous cancer of the eye, it's more common in kids. Because at the time Iran didn't have the right doctors we had to come to the UK. I have one false eye, and an eye with less than 20% vision, so I'm registered...
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 16-17, F Jun 18, 2014

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    Cancer Sucks!

    “You have cancer”. When I heard that on November 15,2011, I was devastated, terrified, and shocked. It all started on October 4th, 2011. I went to the dermatologist due to dandruff, and I also wanted to show her a weird bump on my scalp. It’d been there for five years...
    morgan505 morgan505 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 30, 2013

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    I've been reading some of these experiences

    with something about not being able to remember yourself before the diagnosis, but I can't seem to forget it or stop comparing it to myself now. I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma when I was 16, which was last year. I was volunteering at a hospital when I started having pain in...
    tiaa26 tiaa26 18-21, F Nov 28, 2014

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    My Leukemia Journey

    I was diagnosed with Leukemia when I was 4 months old. They told my parents that I had a 1% chance to live. I am now 21 years old. I, unfortunately, ignored my cancer experience for 20 years now. It left such a burden on life while growing up. Now I am finally able to see the...
    DiscoverThePath DiscoverThePath 18-21, M Nov 4, 2012

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    Had Osteosarcoma At Age 11

    When I was eleven years old I was diagnosed with cancer. How we found out about was I was playing basketball and kept having leg pain. My docotrs office told us to see a orthepedic. There was one where I live that I had gone to before because I broke my wrist when I was even...
    livelaughlove480 livelaughlove480 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2012

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    The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    When I was in 8th grade (13 yrs old-1979) I found a lump in my neck. My mom Immediately took me to the Dr.. After several tests they decided I needed a biopsy. From that they concluded that I had Hodgkins. They did exploratory surgery on my mid-section and removed my spleen while...
    Libazeth Libazeth 46-50 Mar 28, 2013

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    The 'C' Word

    I was diagnosed with a rare form of childhood cancer at the age of 14. March 10th, 2011 to be exact. I had always thought I was invincible, nothing bad ever happened to me! Before my cancer my life was close to what you could call perfect. From March 10th 2011 until November...
    challege challege 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2011

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    Come Visit My Blog!

     I have a cool blog at : www.survivingsurviving.blogspot.com I am a three time survivor of Ewings Sarcoma and an amputee!!!! Come and share my story!
    angiebadge angiebadge 31-35 1 Response Apr 12, 2009

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    I am a 26 year survivor of Wilm's Tumor!

    I have lasting effects and ongoing medical problems caused by my aggressive ℅ Rae of treatment–surgery, radiotherapy & chemotherapy (adriomycin, actinomyocin D, Vincristine, & Cytoxan. I'll continue this later because I have an appointment I need to get ready for. XOXO...
    stephysly stephysly 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    Survived?

    The diagnosis came when I was fifteen. And like all twists of fate, it abruptly ended a period and caused all that came before it to become some sort of a vaguely remembered, clearly exaggerated Golden Age. I was, for the first time in my life, head over heels in love, and as...
    umiayanami umiayanami 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 12, 2008

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    Diagnosis All

    I was sixteen when I was diagnosed with ALL.  The (not so) funny thing is that I think several of us knew I had it.  During the last part of my sophomore year, I started getting really tired.  My usual workout was running two miles a night with my two best...
    ippagoggy ippagoggy 31-35, F 3 Responses May 30, 2008

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    Im So Lucky To Be Here :)

    i was dignosed with leaukiemia when i was 6 was told my the doctor there was nothink wromg with me...astmha,chest infections,thatsall he said it was by the time it was found was hours away from death i was dignosed in april 2001 3 days after my 6th birthday and finished...
    imstillstanding101 imstillstanding101 16-17, F Jan 3, 2013

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    A.L.L

    Right before my third birthday I was diagnosed with Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), also called acute lymphoblastic leukemia, which is a cancer that starts from white blood cells called lymphocytes in the bone marrow. I was young so I guess at first I didn't really grasp it...
    mzjen mzjen 26-30, F Oct 12, 2013

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    Meeting a SUPER GIRL

    Before I was diagnosed with cancer, I was a teen who was just looking to get by with his best friend. I had a heart to care for others, but I never followed through with it. That all changed when I met this little five year old girl and her family during one of my rounds of...
    UndisclosedGoodGuy UndisclosedGoodGuy 18-21, M May 31, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    The battle with cancer takes more of you than you will every know.I am a survivor of Hodgkin lymphoma iam happy to say i won the war but in the long run the treatments did a whole...
    Jazonx Jazonx 36-40 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    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...
    erarmstrng erarmstrng 46-50, M 8 Responses Apr 10

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    she was my every thing and lost every thing with her.. my mom passed away six months ago to stomach cancer we've been through hell since she was dignosed i didnt imagine some thing...
    ruby263186 ruby263186 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    Cancer got me so weak.. I don't walk anymore, I use a wheelchair. And my hair is falling down. I think I'm dying soon ...
    imjustmex33 imjustmex33 16-17, F 5 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    In july 23 2011 my father was diagnosed with lung and liver cancer. He was smoker. He was always in and out of that hospital. that year. The last day that we went out it was the...
    copenhagenkyle copenhagenkyle 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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    i'm going to take test of cervical cancer tomorrow morning. Last time i went to hospital for surgery was three months ago. I'm getting nerveous now. And i just got messages...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F Apr 12

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    I have survived growing up being sexually molested by my uncle. I survived a marriage where I was a punching bag. I survived painful cancer surgery. I survived working two jobs to...
    mom4ce mom4ce 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    I'm survivor of lymphomea but now i have brain cancer and leukemia
    photographyismylife photographyismylife 13-15, F Apr 16

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    I'm going to take test of cervical cancer again tomorrow morning. Last time when i went to and had some surgery was three months ago. I'm getting very nerveous right now....
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I had surgery in September of 2010 to remove my prostate due to cancer. Last checkup shows my PSA still at 0. PTL!!
    RobertL1954 RobertL1954 56-60, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Almost my entire childhood, I was a victim of my mother's abusive boyfriend's violence. My father was out of the picture due to illness. He was hospitalized for most of my...
    Kenpachi00 Kenpachi00 26-30 2 Responses Apr 12

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    Looking for survivors of childhood sexual abuse to talk to... I need you guys...
    BabyKitty7885 BabyKitty7885 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Looking for survivors of childhood sexual abuse to talk to... I need you guys...
    BabyKitty7885 BabyKitty7885 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Family punching bag. Outcast. That is what I've been my whole life. My mother abandoned me when I was 2. My father took responsibility yet left me with my grandparents for a couple...
    H3Rm1t H3Rm1t 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    I have been dealing with childhood abuse for over 50 years as my mother was emotionally, verbally and physically abusive. My father was basically very passive, pretended not to be...
    musicman10 musicman10 66-70, M 3 Responses Apr 12

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    Born again.. From the abyss of darkness rising like a phoenix to burn my passages throughout the sky anew. That's how some feel after there failed attempt at ending it. In truth it...
    NihilSineNefas NihilSineNefas 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 12

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 27

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    We DOn't Know How Strong We Are Until Being Strong Is THe ONLY Choice! I'm wearing a shirt today that says this in support of pancreatic cancer, and in memory of my Hubby...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 13 Responses Apr 1

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    I lost some important people in my life to cancer , I love my Father when i was 18 , he was only 56 he had lung cancer. I lost my Sister she had ovarian cancer she was only 46...
    Desiredlove Desiredlove 51-55, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 27

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 27

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 27

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