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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I lost my best friend/cousin Ally Grubaugh about 4 years ago due to a rare cancer. By the time the docs diagnosed her with cancer it was already Stage 3. she had an estimated...
    Andyg99 Andyg99 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I love Cancer (the astrology sign) because you guys are caring and compassionate and most of all you guys have one hell of a sense of humor. You're both sensitive and sensitive...
    MrSpecify MrSpecify 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    In the U.S., breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer. It can occur in both men and women, but it is very rare in men. Each year there are about 23...
    BreastCancer75 BreastCancer75 36-40 2 days ago

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    I lost my papa roughly 10 years ago to pancreatic cancer. now all these years later I may loose my last grandpa to aggressive prostate cancer because he didn't get checked early...
    shadewolf7 shadewolf7 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I really do hate it more than anything . It's like cancer loves my family . My aunt passed away two months ago , she had ovarian cancer and lung cancer . but we discovered that...
    serla12 serla12 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    My Skinny Jeans Collection!Over the past year or so, I have really got into wearing skinny jeans. My skinny jeans collection can be divided into three styles - regular skinnies...
    leatherman2 leatherman2 51-55, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    hodgkins lymphoma i was 21 and found out i had it since 15.I was in stage four the doctor said start treatment immediately.You can refuse but if you do make your funeral...
    Jazonx Jazonx 36-40 Jul 22

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    Sunday marks 3 years you are gone.. I remember that day as if it happened yesterday! I saw your life fade away slowly like a candle burning out.. you laid in that bed, lifeless, ur...
    nikkiHappiness nikkiHappiness 22-25, F Jul 20

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    When we had to go for her biopsy, I kept telling people that it was probably not cancer. It couldn't be. The doctor said it didn't look like cancer so I held on to that. I knew...
    Demonizer Demonizer 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    My birth mother just told me today she, had Stage 4 cancer. two states over my adoptive mother is 92, and recent blood work shows she is at high risk for multiple myeloma. I live...
    jennifr1966 jennifr1966 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I was 13 when I lost my dad to cancer. we found out right before my 10th birthday. He was such a good dad and I miss him every day. .
    rissrose rissrose 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 20

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    A week ago I had my appendix out with and appendectomy. Last Thursday, I was told I have cancer in my appendix. I was also told that it is a very very rare cancer. Of all colon...
    emoenjr emoenjr 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    Because it's so damn bad. I want to help everyone with cancer. I wish I had powers so that I could cure everybody!
    yourcutelittlejo yourcutelittlejo 16-17, F Jul 19

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    i lost my grandma suzy to lung cancer last week....she fought it for 4 years
    Gayestofthemall Gayestofthemall 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 18

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    I have lost friends. now cancer has found its way into my family. I spent my vacation time this year by my mom's side. I know this is the last time I will see her alive. I love her...
    Serendipitydoda Serendipitydoda 36-40, M 4 Responses Jul 18

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    I wish cancer has cancer one day. It has taken enough lives already. When will it ever take itself??!
    Bearloveshoney Bearloveshoney 18-21 Jul 17

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    My mother passed away due to cancer a year ago and knowing she's not here anymore is still unbearable till this day. Never in my life would i have thought she'd leave so soon, she...
    shyygirl01 shyygirl01 18-21, F 12 Responses Jul 16

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    I recently started to experiment what works for face, in terms of keeping it clean; free of acne and dark spots. I bought a toothbrush (make sure you buy the ones with soft or...
    iamfantastick iamfantastick 18-21, F Jul 15

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    Emotional, Moody....but, I think I'm pretty amazing ha ha....I do need friends and a social circle it seems I get very lonely blocking the world out but now and again I have to for...
    Fuzzybear79 Fuzzybear79 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I am a moon baby with my birthday coming up on the 19 of this month! I love being a Cancer!
    marijoy77 marijoy77 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    yes I hate cancer it away a lot of people I know including my. father. a brother uncle aunts cousin s and childhood friends and should have taken me too been in remission since...
    afterthedead afterthedead 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    Imagine there's no cancer, It's easy if you try, No pain or suffering, Or waiting just to die. Imagine all the people, Living worry free, Without that ticking time bomb, That no...
    Yorkshirelad86 Yorkshirelad86 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Guys help me raise money for cancer research I know none of you don't know me but please it's for a good cause and I'm gonna conquer my fear and do a skydive! A good mate of mine...
    Charlotte10001 Charlotte10001 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    when I was 21 I lost my Grandfather and this past February I lost my mother. Both of them were taken by lung cancer. I know it hurts and the pain of watching them spiral down is...
    sirfarmer sirfarmer 36-40, M 4 Responses Jul 13

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    I lost my dad five years ago in December to Cancer. So please if anyone finds out they have Cancer have them check their treatment options. Don't delay because what may come sooner...
    rollercoaster97 rollercoaster97 41-45, F Jul 13

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    I love all women of all races but I especially love dark skin black women. Partly because I'm a dark skinned black men but also because I notice that somr of my darker sisters have...
    LonerToMost84 LonerToMost84 16-17, M Jul 12

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    I miss my sister who lost her battle after 5 years. I miss my brother in law who died a later. I miss my cousin who only made it 3 years after diagnosis. I miss my uncle who died...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 12

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    my father died of cancer, the most horrible agonizing death....this disease is so cruel.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 12

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    i lost my mum to bowel cancer. she was 42 and i was 20. wish she was still here even if we didnt see eye to eye
    paulstevens123 paulstevens123 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 12

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    I lost a grandmother and a friend to cancer. I was so close to my grandmother and it just felt like a blow straight to the stomach when I found out she had it. It hurt even worse...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 12

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    My dad was suspected of having cancer last week. He had to go for a screening session. My whole family was so nervous. I'm so thankful that the results showed that he doesn't...
    Seraphine246 Seraphine246 31-35 1 Response Jul 11

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    I lost three of my dear ones because of cancer within two years only, it's just so devastating...
    Rayoona4 Rayoona4 16-17, F Jul 11

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    My dad was taken by Cancer at the beginning of this year and it's really torn my family apart. I know this seems stupid but I attached a note to a balloon hoping it would reach dad...
    ChloeAnnabelEdwards ChloeAnnabelEdwards 13-15, F Jul 11

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    Birthday June 30th ! Cancer sun sign my heart my soul! I am a cancer girl to the fullest :) Leo ascendent with Capricorn Moon !
    Rs668009 Rs668009 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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