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I Am Surviving Skin Cancer

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    Basal Cell

    So, Ive had this mole on my face for about 5 years (and its been growing since I noticed it) and I never really cared about it. Until, a friend of a friend was hanging out and started being annoying about it, asking what it was and why it was there, nobody else had ever done...
    raineskate raineskate 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4, 2010

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    Early Detectoin Is Key

    My first skin cancer was found over 3 years ago....at that time the only thing that was found was basil cell...which if there is such a thing as good cancer that is it. Since that time I have had 4 areas of that type cut out. Then about a year and a half ago...my dermatologist...
    weather1965 weather1965 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 7, 2008

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    Mohs Surgery

    Last year I under went Mohs surgery to remove skin cancer from my face. I thought I was just going in to have something minor cut out and walk out with a few stiches. The surgeon burned a whole that took out half my nose. took catlidge out of my ear to help build a nose. Than...
    gasolinealley gasolinealley 46-50, F Jan 29, 2012

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    Squamous Cell

    One day while I was shaving and found what I thought was a bug bite on the inside calf my leg. After a week the bite had not gone away and I assumed it was an ingrown hair. After a week of antibiotic ointment and poking and prodding it I made an appointment to see my doctor...
    Kalihansmom Kalihansmom 22-25 1 Response Oct 6, 2011

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    Diagonised In October 2006

    I first noticed a mole on my left leg a couple of month before. It seemed a bit weird: it looked like it was was spreading. I was not sure but I thought that it was best to see a specialist as soon as possible. I saw a dermatologist 4 weeks later and he told me that it will be...
    krao2811 krao2811 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2007

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    Lovin My Life

    I am surviving skin cancer. I have had several spots removed over the years.  Large portion of my left cheek removed. Now I wear sun screen every day of my life. I know the Big C will rear its ugly head again. Its just like maintanance to me to get checked regularly. I am...
    lotusqueen1967 lotusqueen1967 36-40 3 Responses Feb 7, 2008

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    Diagonised In October 2006

    I first noticed a mole on my left leg a couple of month before. It seemed a bit weird: it looked like it was was spreading. I was not sure but I thought that it was best to see a specialist as soon as possible. I saw a dermatologist 4 weeks later and he told me that it will be...
    krao2811 krao2811 41-45, F Dec 3, 2007

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    Went skinny dipping yesterday in a canyon near my house. The water crashed over the jumbled boulders in the stream bed and I found a four foot mini waterfall under which to sit...
    roadcyclist roadcyclist 41-45, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    My mother is a beautiful 56 year old. She was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in March of this year. A mere 6 months ago. I could go into her full long story but...
    funchster funchster 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I hate to see people suffering and that is exactly what cancer has done to my family
    cheerhannah124 cheerhannah124 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    My sweetheart is living with a rare form of cancer. When he first told me, it was like he was giving me an opportunity to run. But I was so curious and just wanted to get to know...
    BluRain04 BluRain04 26-30, F 21 hrs ago

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    In 2014, he died. Because of the thing everybody calls "cancer" but in my point of view, it's a murderer. It took my Superman. My only happiness. And it did hurt a lot. So much. So...
    theprincessofmyownkingdom theprincessofmyownkingdom 16-17, F 8 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I lost my aunt to cancer 9 months ago. It still feels the same as the first day I lost her. She was my second mother. She was in the delivery room with my parents. She held me...
    papayalover24 papayalover24 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    My mom has had a specific type of cancer for a long time now, but I found out that me off has to get a cancerous tumor out of her back. If they don't do this correctly it could...
    ZoeVoci ZoeVoci 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I just finished chemo for breast cancer and will have surgery next month.
    justjackie2 justjackie2 46-50, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I lost my amazing Mum to cancer only 6 weeks ago. Between my 36th birthday and my wedding anniversary. The tragic story is she only lost her own Mum 18 months before. She then...
    rebeccaabrams17 rebeccaabrams17 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    According to Draconic astrology (soul astrology), I'm a lunar cancerian. This could not be more accurate for me. My soul has a cancerian personality: it's both a gift and a curse...
    TheOriginalDarkHorse TheOriginalDarkHorse 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 22

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    A close family friend passed away from cancer on August 16 at 22:07. I miss her so much. I saw her last on August 13 and that's when I said my last goodbye. She told me that i will...
    JustineMusey JustineMusey 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    If you have facebook, go check out the page called Project With A Purpose. Someone is taking orders from anyone who would like to buy a custom paracord bracelet. You can ask for...
    jsoaps2 jsoaps2 22-25, M Aug 21

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    My Christopher, my soulmate, passed away of brain cancer. He had it for 10 years and lived in incredible life until his final year. I took a year off from work to care for him...
    Mary2004 Mary2004 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    My birthday is July 3, in now 28 years old.. What i hate about being cancer is too much emotional and i am.. What i love about cancer is being FAITHFUL agree?!
    YHAS YHAS 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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    I am ranting now cos I am dying from cancer. I was surprised that I didn't cry or freak out after my diagnosis of terminal cancer 2 weeks ago. Instead of trying to preserve my...
    TickleTortureMoi TickleTortureMoi 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I've lost my mum and my nan to cancer. I've also lost my grandparents and my great aunt but it wasn't to cancer. I've lost lots of people and it's sad and I'm so lonely. I didn't...
    turkishgirl98 turkishgirl98 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 19

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    Me and my Cancerian boyfriend, who I've been dating for a year now started out as best friends. We were friends while I was in another relationship and I watched him date 3 othet...
    nailea25 nailea25 18-21, F Aug 18

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    Please protect your skin by sun screening & checking your moles. Melanoma doesn't age discriminate....it took my hubby at 37. CANCER SUCKS....Prevention!
    NotperfectEver NotperfectEver 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 18

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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 18, 2013. I was advised by my doctor that my...
    AndreThompson1963 AndreThompson1963 51-55, M Aug 18

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    Cancer sucks!!!! Missing my husband although I know he's at peace & cancer free!!!!
    NotperfectEver NotperfectEver 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 17

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    prettyprude prettyprude 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    The Mexican guys around my area only like Light Skinned Girls. They don't even look at you when you're dark skinned and they always have something negative to say. There are...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    Today my dad died of a really rare heart cancer, like 1 in 4 million people. :( :C :'(
    ShadowSoldier1234 ShadowSoldier1234 13-15, M Aug 16

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    6 year survivor of renal cancer..
    tamski66 tamski66 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    Being diagnosed, and living, with Medulloblastoma. I've never really talked about being diagnosed with cancer but with a few people. I would like to share my story. I've had this...
    Kwakwakalanooksiwae Kwakwakalanooksiwae 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer in April of 2012. What followed was a serious of procedures and surgeries that I thought I took in stride and with a great attitude. I...
    csumba2001 csumba2001 46-50, M Aug 15

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    About four years ago when I was eleven my mom was diagnosed with cancer since my parents had been divorced since I was three months old I only got to see her in the summer but one...
    LostStitches LostStitches 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 15

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    I hate cancer … My twin and I were an “ooops” pregnancy when mom & dad were in college, but they were both on fast-track programs toward advanced degrees and eventually PhD...
    SaraBee1995 SaraBee1995 18-21, F 12 Responses Aug 14

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    My family friend is dying of cancer. Today was the last time ill get to see her. She is so brave, strong, and loving. She only has a few weeks left, but she is still so happy, and...
    JustineMusey JustineMusey 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I have been married to my husband for 28 years. He was diagnosed with cancer last month. He is 48 years old. His doctors cannot agree whether he had no chance or that he can be...
    celesstta celesstta 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    like water we often have a high tide and a low tide. different moods inflict different changes. we are like a dice with two sides we can be the most caring people in the world them...
    Mikklo Mikklo 13-15, M Aug 13

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    So I found out today that I have HPV of the cervix. Not herpes but cancerous cells that have to be removed. I'm really scared. My dad died of cancer last December. The doctor said...
    hazeleyedangel68 hazeleyedangel68 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    My mom died on June 4, 2015 after a hard fought battle with cancer :(
    usualobject88 usualobject88 26-30, F 22 Responses Aug 12

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    I first found out my grandfather had cancer in November, two days before thanksgiving. He was coughing a lot and we didn't know why. My mother, grandmother, and ain't Ashley took...
    smexy4life smexy4life 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 12

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