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I Am a Survivor of Childhood Cancer

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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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    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 21-25, F 4 Responses Feb 12, 2008

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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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    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

    If it weren't for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital I wouldn't be here today. I was only 2 years old when I was diagnosed with Stage 4 liver cancer. I was the first patient at St. Jude with this type cancer to survive, all the kids before me had died. I only had to have 3...
    SexyBustyGoddess SexyBustyGoddess 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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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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    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 16-17, F Nov 28, 2014

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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 13-15, 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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Jun 2, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am unable to post this in the Success Stories for whatever reason,so I posted here. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer on October 20, 2012. I was advised by my doctor that my...
    marijuanaoil170 marijuanaoil170 46-50 2 days ago

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    I am 9 years cancer free (prostate CA). I will be the first to admit I was one of the lucky ones. Surgery cured my cancer - no chemo and no radiation was needed. I never feared the...
    catmandew54 catmandew54 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    2015 Update... With over a year or so being cancer free (Colon and Sarcoma) I am pretty much fine with everything, as well as it can be.... but I am glad that there has been no...
    TimmAllen TimmAllen 51-55, M Jan 16

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    I Survived. I was never a typical male child, outgoing, adventurous, active in sports. I was more quiet, curious and sensitive. I didn't have a strong bond with my father. He was...
    bcvegas4u2 bcvegas4u2 66-70, M Jan 20

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    I didn't understand that what was happening wasn't normal. It was part of my daily life, being touched, being forced to do disgusting things to him. The first time I was raped, I...
    NotSoAngelic NotSoAngelic 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    So, as I wrote before I am in relational group trauma therapy for women who have survived childhood abuse. It is an intense program that I attend four days a week for three hours a...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I just got a call from my mom. My aunt will not be making it out of the hospital. She could pass away tomorrow...They are taking all the tubes and stuff out of her so her 7 year...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 2

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    My high school had a high proportion of Jewish kids, who seemed to be just like the rest of us, except that they got extra holidays in honour of their religious festivals. Jeff...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I am not a recent survivor. I left my husband a little over three years ago. In some ways I am coping much better than three years ago. In other ways I am not. The euphoria of...
    strongerwiser34 strongerwiser34 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I am not a recent survivor. I left my husband a little over three years ago. In some ways I am coping much better than three years ago. In other ways I am not. The euphoria of...
    strongerwiser34 strongerwiser34 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I am not a recent survivor. I left my husband a little over three years ago. In some ways I am coping much better than three years ago. In other ways I am not. The euphoria of...
    strongerwiser34 strongerwiser34 31-35, F Dec 30, 2014

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    I am not a recent survivor. I left my husband a little over three years ago. In some ways I am coping much better than three years ago. In other ways I am not. The euphoria of...
    strongerwiser34 strongerwiser34 31-35, F Dec 30, 2014

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    Hello my name is Emily , I'm 16 years old , I am depressed :( so when I was 10 years old I found out that I'm Anosmic that means I was born without the sense of smell , I've...
    Emily6666ggg Emily6666ggg 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I am unable to post this in the Success Stories for whatever reason,so I posted here. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer on October 20, 2012. I was advised by my doctor that my...
    marijuanaoil170 marijuanaoil170 46-50 Jan 5

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    Yes i am a very proud survivor of rape because i have been rape by three different men in my life. One is my own step father that my mother choose to married without talking and...
    Kelbug Kelbug 26-30, F 7 Responses Jan 3

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    Well, almost lost I think. I have widespread cancer, but it is actually a worm infestation. Various parasitic worms have mutagenic properties that could easily lead to cancer being...
    ResidentGoddessAstraea ResidentGoddessAstraea 18-21 3 Responses Jan 6

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    July 15th baby. I love my zodiac I love my water and my moon and I love the earth. I feel full of love and light and EMOTIONS! I am sensitive, but I love that trait because I love...
    Crystabell Crystabell 26-30, F Jan 15

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    Just a heads up, don't watch the new episode of Criminal Minds. I thought I was fine until JJ confronts her demon and he tells her he will always be there in the back of her mind...
    irongirl135 irongirl135 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    This story is my own, I’m not telling it to get pity but cause it helps to talk about it and I know it can help others in the same situation or who have been there…. This is...
    ocecas ocecas 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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    So a month or so ago I posted about me having testicular cancer. I've had my surgery 3 weeks ago which they removed the testicle that had the lump and they gave me a prosthesis...
    JustWantAChoice JustWantAChoice 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 20

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    It has been 5 years now. It still hurts to talk about it sometimes and I have moments when I miss her so much I cry. It was so quick, though. People talk about how they had friends...
    PanFaealva PanFaealva 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    Being a survivor is something I embrace in myself. I could ponder endlessly as to why I experienced the trauma... and believe me, I have. But honestly, I've fought hard to put it...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 10 Responses 3 days ago

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    I just got a phone call from my mom. Her job sent her home early from work because she was breaking down in her office.. My aunt is not looking good at all. She might not make...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I just found out today. She was talking about the menu for our vacation next weekend , she said " We are having lasagna Friday and Tacos Saturday night....... Did I tell you I have...
    Marsi10 Marsi10 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 2

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    I am super paranoid when it comes to health. So cancer is one of my worst fears. It's become so bad that when I get a pimple I get scared that I might have a disease. One time my...
    ihatemyself24 ihatemyself24 26-30, F Jan 3

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    I lost my dad to cancer. He had lung cancer and he didn't realize it until it was too late. I was 7 years old when he passed away. He was 44 when I was born. Yeah I was definitely...
    srb76 srb76 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    please help me I beg u. someone I care about has cancer in a most painful place idk how long they have left but if they die I'll die too and they want me there I promised them id...
    matrixwolf matrixwolf 16-17, M Jan 14

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    Im new to this experience in me too , my uncle died with cancer 3 years ago , my aunt was able to remove her tumor 3 years ago so shes ok now , my boyfriends cousin died with...
    Madelinex24 Madelinex24 18-21, F Jan 16

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    This is a subject I know sweet F all about . I'm not expected to know about either , this why we have doctors and people who specialise in various types of skin disorders . One...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    It seems like we are very close! Long pepper is a cure to various cancers and does not affect human health negatively at all. They made piperlongum by extracting with alcohol and...
    ResidentGoddessAstraea ResidentGoddessAstraea 18-21 5 days ago

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