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I Am a Survivor of Childhood Cancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 53 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My little angel passed away on Tuesday morning:( I really miss her. Childhood cancer isn't fair. She was only 2 years old. I miss you Ky. I miss you :(
    ErikaaaaaRenee ErikaaaaaRenee 18-21, F 61 Responses Feb 7

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    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...
    sirdan99 sirdan99 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    When i was diagnosed i got mad. i researched ways to fight cancer.foods,diet,exercise.I beat cancer so bad i made it my *****.After my treatments was done i got an apolgy letter in...
    Jazonx Jazonx 36-40 Feb 20

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    Last week I finished 8 weeks of intensive group trauma therapy to deal with the after effects of sexual abuse when I was a child. It was an amazing program! I wanted to quit...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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    I have shared the details of my nightmarish childhood in a previous post. But as I was looking over my profile page and saw this group I had to be thankful that while I was abused...
    LadyHawke68 LadyHawke68 46-50, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Death is all around and the walls start closing in. Is it because of the things I've done, all of my past sins? Is it because I quit praying to the Lord who never answered? Or if...
    MDaddysGirlM MDaddysGirlM 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    I hate cancer so much. My really good childhood friend was diagnosed with lymphoma yesterday. I'm praying he will kick its a**
    Warmways Warmways 46-50, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't remember the first time. At first I didn't have a clue of what was happening. I was just starting to grow up. I remember one night my brother tried going inside of me and I...
    gxjean gxjean 16-17, M 4 Responses Feb 3

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    Nothing But Pain And Questions My parents were never bad parents. They weren't alcoholics, they never hit me and they always made sure there was food on the table. But I always...
    CoopSmith CoopSmith 26-30, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Many do not understand regression. Oh, they know the definition, but when a child or adult regresses a desire to understand the root cause is usually overcome by discomfort and a...
    brokenat5 brokenat5 61-65, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    survivor! NOT a victim, but in fact a survivor! If you are reading this and are being abused, you CAN get out.theres always a way out. dont let the abuser cut you down to...
    amtired amtired 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    hello everyone, i hope you're all having a lovely day (: i'm not a survivor of domestic violence nor have i been in a domestic violence relationship, but i didn't no where else to...
    vikiii vikiii 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 5

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    Explore Experiences Ask Questions Find People Post TheBratPrincess3439 Me Share on Facebook Share on Google+ I Am a Child Abuse Survivor The Devil Died On Easter There once was a...
    Phoenix3439 Phoenix3439 18-21, F Feb 12

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    I'll be frank. I. Can't. Remember. My. Childhood. At. All. Sure there are bits and pieces of memories (such as losing my best friend and stealing) that's still somewhat fresh in...
    AoRagdoll AoRagdoll 13-15, F Feb 14

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    My 15 year old sister passed away on May 20th, 2013, after battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia for 8 months. She received chemo treatments for about 4 months before she was(apparently...
    missingem missingem 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    Survivor - Is This Love
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 22

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    Survivor - I Can't Hold Back
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 22

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    My father was a health person until June 2014. He was a teetotaler too. In July he was diagnosed with TB. I doubt he had TB. For a while he was getting better. All the while the...
    nithyarbabu nithyarbabu 41-45, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    It started when I was about 3 years old, and my little sister was soon to be born. I had my own room and my dad liked to take advantage of that, it started just with him touching...
    trinity18 trinity18 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    My mum was just diagnosed with stage three small cell ovarian cancer, her form of cancer is rare and the doctors don't know much about it and the thought that they don't is...
    labyrinthandinfinity labyrinthandinfinity 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I lost my best friend from cancer. My grandma died of bone cancer the day after Michael Jackson. I haven't been the same fun loving girl I use to be since she died. I lost two...
    Rebelscorpio Rebelscorpio 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    Recently I had a breast cancer scare. I was playing with my husband and he poked me in my breast, it hurt big time. I felt the lump and had him feel it too. He advised me to call...
    msvirgo02 msvirgo02 31-35, F a week ago

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    My mom just took in my nephew before my grandma died my nephew was a newborn straight from the hospital. my dad thought of him as his son and even said that he would be happy if...
    skie800 skie800 18-21, F a week ago

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    I just found out that I have osteosarcoma. A tumor was found on my leg, and just in time too. I probably wouldn't have lived if we hadn't caught it when we did. I'm not worried...
    idontbelong00 idontbelong00 13-15 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I had a dream one time that I died from cancer. It was terrifying at one point. Ever since I have been worried about cancer.
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    When I was 12 my mom found out she had breast cancer. This came shortly after her getting sober. My sister was away at collage, so it was just my mom and me. I had to spend a lot...
    Queenofhearts23 Queenofhearts23 31-35, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Most of my childhood memories are locked away in a dark corner of my mind where no one will ever find them. But today I found them again. I was helping my mum transfer old family...
    JacobBlackburn JacobBlackburn 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    She was my first crush, it was in the 3rd grade, and we were friends. I had to move to a diffrent school and I wanted to tell her on the last day before I moved, but on that day...
    plmojn plmojn 26-30, M Feb 21

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    Sometimes I thank god for giving me cancer. I hate my life but I was always thankful for it.. I know that even though it's really.. REALLY hard right now everything should get...
    AlphaBloodMoon AlphaBloodMoon 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    World Cancer Day. RIP Grandad, heaven gained an angel.
    LeahUK LeahUK 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 4

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    To anyone who is, or has battled with cancer, you are the people who are an inspiration to this world. You are all such strong fighters, and the world could not not be more proud...
    Hawkings14 Hawkings14 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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