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I Am a Survivor of Childhood Cancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 49 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    SexyBellyButton80 SexyBellyButton80 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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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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    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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    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 7 Responses Dec 19, 2007

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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 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

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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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    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

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    Related Experiences

    My family has a history of diseases, especially cancer. These diseases were what left my mother and her siblings orphans at young ages. I knew that one of my grandparents was...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 16-17 2 days ago

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    I was sexually abused for 9 years and I just wanna say to all these people who go abused that you were given this life because you're strong enough to be a survivor , never give up...
    freedom16 freedom16 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Pink - Raise Your GlassThis song makes me think of my sister, who died from complications of breast cancer. A bit before she passed, she showed me a video of this song done by...
    RaverFan RaverFan 41-45 Jul 11

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    I'm beating Brain Cancer!!
    Bja1282 Bja1282 31-35, M 5 Responses Jul 12

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    So back in 2006 my mother ended up getting ill. She wasn't feeling and refused to go to the doctors. You see mom was a very stubborn woman and I'm pretty sure I get that from her...
    LifeOfaMarineGirlfriend20 LifeOfaMarineGirlfriend20 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    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

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    When I was about four years old I was diagnosed with a rare form of thyroid cancer. Along with this I also had a stroke, who knows how many radiation treatments and about a dozen...
    theartist102 theartist102 22-25, M 16 hrs ago

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    Got the news this morning. One of my childhood friends passed from cancer last night. RIP my friend
    avf24 avf24 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Well, I usually don't share much of my sob stories because I am beyond them. They do however define who I am today, because they have shaped who I am, and I am proud and happy all...
    Atelierdearte Atelierdearte 36-40, M Jul 8

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    I ran into an old friend I grew up with. We weren't really that close but were from the same neighborhood. Been at least ten years. We met at Starbucks, since both of us are clean...
    Airmech Airmech 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I love survivor it's super cool and I would love to go on survivor but I'm Canadian :(
    ngoodfellow1799 ngoodfellow1799 13-15, M Jul 24

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    Over the last 12 months,3 of my close friends have been diagnosed with cancer.then a few months back my mum also got told she has bone cancer to which there is nothing they can do...
    murgy murgy 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 3

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    I had cancer when I was 3 years old I have cancer because my parents smoke and I have cancer from that lung cancer and Herat cancer I can't breathe much any more
    painfulwedgiegirl painfulwedgiegirl 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    My name is Wendy Brimm , i am from Vegas here in united state, i wish to tell you all, how i find a doctor that cure me from SKIN CANCER WITH HERBAL CANNABIS OIL, i had cancer...
    wandybrim wandybrim 51-55, F Jul 15

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    My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer about two days ago. I thought we caught it early, but today on top of having two lumps in her breast they found another one. The doctor says...
    boomkimchaloy boomkimchaloy 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My sister in law has cancer. It is stage 3 brain cancer and she is 24. The life span after diagnosis, with treatment, is 18 months. We are at about 6 months. The doctors gave her 6...
    Marie090 Marie090 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    My aunt has cancer and she's in surgery right now don't know what's gonna happen but I'm scared she's been another mother to me. When I found out she has cancer I cried cause she...
    allencam05 allencam05 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I have survived many types of abuse through life physical, sexual, mental and emotional.... I believe these things have made me who I am today.. And I am truly stronger for it... I...
    mssst mssst 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I've always supported breast cancer awareness but now I have breast cancer. I'm staying really positive and have a lot of support from friends and family. The treatment is hell and...
    here444you here444you 41-45, F Jul 13

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    My mom had an abortion when I was 8 or 9. She told me how I was going to have a sister and then she got rid of it. It took me years until it finally hit me and I had survivors...
    Xander8905 Xander8905 18-21, M Jul 13

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    June 2002 - my cousin, who I grew up with and was close to, was suddenly shot one time in the chest at 4 AM... He was 26 and it was labeled suicide... He had spoke to his aunt that...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response Jul 14

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    Starting at the 7th grade and lasting until the late 9th grade yearly 10th grade I suffered with depression and several suicide attempts. I thought I was alone..because you know...
    MacKenzie31113 MacKenzie31113 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Or am i. Explored knives twice. Watched beetlejuice inbetween. Aborted both times. Why. Why. Hope maybe. Maybe. But society got worse. So why still hope...
    AlmostDiscarded AlmostDiscarded 46-50, M Jul 14

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    At the age of 4 my mother abandon my sibblings and I , my father did the best he could . He worked and he was an alcoholic . At the age of 4 I was sexually assaulted by to...
    sara75 sara75 56-60, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I wish she instead asked, " Are a Child Abuse Survivor". It is a Statement. How she made it a choice for all. I was never ABUSED as a Child. My Abuse began when I was 35.
    paradisequeen paradisequeen 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    I'm a Capricorn. I met my Cancer friend at my church. She gave a talk about a retreat and then after she was at a table for sign-ups and my mom and I went over and she signed me up...
    hazellmo0n hazellmo0n 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I was a sophomore in college and he was a senior. Something about him being older made it feel so right…he was charming, mature, and the life of the party type of guy. Not to...
    EmmaCollins EmmaCollins 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    this is me. damaged, broken me. there nothing special about me, im just an average women trying to muddle through life with ease. i was always a 'strange' child according to people...
    littlemiss052014 littlemiss052014 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    Cancer is a terrible thing. From losing my Grandfather and my Aunt. My grandfather had liver cancer and passed away not long ago, maybe a couple months. I miss him. He means so...
    Kaylamarie9413 Kaylamarie9413 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    My best friend is 14 (15 in 3 weeks) and she found out she has brain cancer. She has been having seizers for the past wee while and the doctors didn't know what was causing them so...
    Anoel13 Anoel13 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Sitting at the table with my mother alone eating different meals. She says "I have some bad news" I said "like always" She said "this is a different kind of bad news" I...
    SaraSunshinePeaceLover SaraSunshinePeaceLover 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    We were told today... I guess it was yesterday now, that my dad has cancer. They found tumors on his lungs and aren't sure where its originating from. Tomorrow, or today...
    NotBadForAYankeeGirl NotBadForAYankeeGirl 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 11

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    It's been almost one month since my mother died of pancreatic cancer. Cancer killed her slowly since she was diagnosed nearly 3 years ago. I'm not a religious person and I don't...
    orientador orientador 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 12