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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Last Tuesday (5 May 2015) I lost another Aunt to cancer. She is the 5th person to die of cancer in my family during my lifetime. Cancer sucks. That's all my family has died from...
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    So I have a friend we've know each other since we were little but we've never been great friends but is never let anything happen to her. She's recently been extra bitchy to...
    AwquardTallGirl AwquardTallGirl 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    In May 2013 it was discovered that my mom had stage 4 ovarian cancer. Hearing this news devastated everyone. It killed me because I was thousands of mile away from them.She was...
    Dandelionsblowinginthewind Dandelionsblowinginthewind 41-45, F May 4

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    My father died of cancer during the month of November. He was a stubborn guy and fought right to the end. The very last words he said to me were ..."I guess I'm a goner". He went...
    Roastedacorn Roastedacorn 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    I got a call late last night from my little bro.He told Me that they had found a brain tumor on My Mother.It was late at night so I waited until today to call Her.Seems they found...
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    I believe that those of us who have lost someone to cancer should stick together. We understand each other. We share the pain, anger, sadness, disbelief. I believe that we can help...
    unpredictableprediction unpredictableprediction 22-25, F 1 Response May 11

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    LFCno1 LFCno1 22-25, M May 15

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    My mother died of Cancer almost three weeks ago. She beat breast cancer twice and got colon cancer and died within eight months. Even though she been sick I still never fully...
    Jamieb516 Jamieb516 31-35, F 3 Responses May 16

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    WillowLily WillowLily 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My boyfriend was diagnosed with cancer when he was 19. We have been together 7 years since then and he is now 26! The cancer has come back a couple times now as testicular and...
    midnightniss midnightniss 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Sunday 3rd May 2015 at 9:20 pm I lost my uncle, he fought a battle with lung cancer and cancer won...
    ReeceDF98 ReeceDF98 16-17, M 1 Response May 10

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    petediscreet petediscreet 66-70, M May 16

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    I'm a cancer, my girlfriend is Gemini cancer, is that a good combination, I'm getting worried that I might not be doing my best job as a boyfriend and i have trust issues, I wanna...
    Kerrycrowchild Kerrycrowchild 16-17, M May 16

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    Right now my mam is fighting cancer, this will be the 3rd time shes had cancer... 3rd time she will beat it:) I am so proud of her my heart could burst.... not once have I heard...
    IrishLass89 IrishLass89 26-30, F 7 Responses May 18

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    I am three months out of treatment for ovarian cancer. Everything is going well, but genetic testing shows that I have Lynch Syndrome, which is a genetic mutation that makes me a...
    makeitnew makeitnew 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    I was diagnosed with stage IIIB cervical cancer in September 2013. I received Chemo-radiation and I pretty much thought I was on my way to remission, still hopeful even though some...
    Kathyrmercier Kathyrmercier 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I don't have cancer but i want to read your stories and realize how fragile life is and that each day is important because i have been unmotivated for a long time.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 28

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    My friends mom, and my good friend, just recently passed away of brain cancer. I still can't believe that she's gone. I pass her contact in my phone, and my stomach drops that I...
    imsoclassic imsoclassic 16-17, F Apr 28

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    This post is coming something that I wish I didn't have more than one experience in. When I was a kid I lost my father to cancer after about 15 months from his diagnosis. After...
    Imnotreelyhere Imnotreelyhere 31-35, M Apr 29

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    My aunt just lost her husband to cancer. It all came on so suddenly. I can't even tell you how sick I am of this disease!
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 29

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    I am looking for the lady that wrote in and said her husband had got cancer after a liver transplant and I would like to be able to talk with her because I have a similar situation...
    ha1868 ha1868 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    I was born in the early part of July 1982 and I fall into the cancer horoscope. I am very much like my horoscope. Most of my experiences are good and a few others are not so good...
    femaleinbackyard femaleinbackyard 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 30

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    I learn this summer (2014) that my dad has cancer we were suppose to move to Toronto but with my dad sick with stayed in France in a very small town, I never talked to anyone about...
    valentineadc valentineadc 16-17, F May 3

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    June 24,anybody else? #cancer
    livelaughlovechild livelaughlovechild 16-17, F 5 Responses May 3

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    Out of curiosity, I wondered what other Cancerians seem to find themselves attracted to/dating. It seems I continue to attract Aquarius men constantly but I never have a lasting...
    poodahpop poodahpop 18-21, T 3 Responses May 3

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    I lost my mum to lung cancer the very same day that my first child was born. After throwing myself wholly into being a mother and wife, I have never grieved for her. My son was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 4

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    I am louis paris, aged 59. once with this diabolical disease called cancer 'when I heard about the magical oil called cannabis oil decided to give it a try. But how to get became a...
    marijuanaoil170 marijuanaoil170 46-50 May 4

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    My grandma on my dad's side was just diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. She has lived a long, and amazing life. To hear her talk, she is ready to go. I will definitely miss her.
    cbcs cbcs 31-35, M 4 Responses May 4

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    I'm two time breast cancer survivor (06 & 2013). I'm on every 6 month follow up scans and labs, had my most recent last month and everything is good. Having my follow ups always...
    jgeorge68 jgeorge68 46-50, F 4 Responses May 5

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