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I Am Surviving Skin Cancer

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 On Neck

    Over two years ago I had a rather deep squamous growth removed from my neck. I let it go too long, for sure. The first dermatologist just injected it with steroid and said to come back if that didn't clear it up. The second (new) dermatologist immediately recognized it as...
    paledude paledude 36-40, M Oct 9, 2013

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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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    I have just come from the hospital,had 2 moles removed one from each arm,told today that the moles were malignant but they think they were able to remove,as those in my circle know...
    thecarer thecarer 51-55, M Jul 9

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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 6 days ago

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    It happened at two. I hated that floor of hospital where she stayed. It was aweful. Everyday she suffered the affects of chemo. It totally sucked. I still feel the hurt from...
    joesuekiss joesuekiss 31-35 4 hrs ago

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    Second year of college (five years ago now) I was diagnosed with cancer. As cancer's go, mine was pretty safe. I was given a 95% survival chance, and my chemo treatments had only...
    Franklee206 Franklee206 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 23

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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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    I have low self esteem. I hate looking at myself in the mirror. I don't like my body or my face. When people compliment me I often accept what they say but I never believe any of...
    dianeemariee dianeemariee 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    I'm pretty skinny, I really need to start a diet that helps build some muscle I'm gonna start working out, any good advice in how to get the lean athletic look?
    shaunrain shaunrain 16-17, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I love that. I love it the most when I come out of a cold place and the sun just hits my skin, it feels great.
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    My cousin has a rare cancer called spinal cell sarcoma. The tumor is very large and is attached to her spine and around her abdomen. It's so large it protrudes through her skin on...
    Ladiva74 Ladiva74 36-40, F Jun 22

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    3 times now. skin, thyroid, and esophageal + 2 different other cancerous cysts on vocal chords discovered upon thyroid removal!!!!!!
    hotstuff08755 hotstuff08755 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 27

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    I was born with a brain cancer called medualloblatoma . At around three old I had the cancer removed followed by chemotherapy . Later the cancer came back . The doctors did full...
    ballboy24 ballboy24 18-21, M Jun 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 1 Response 2 days ago

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    For 8 years my mom's had stage 4 breast cancer, she's had both breasts removed, her lymph nodes taken out, and of course had her beautiful hair taken away. She went through a...
    0ct0pus 0ct0pus 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    I feel like the cancer sign is the Hufflepuff of all the other signs. My boyfriend is a Leo and when the people in my class asked him what sign he is he said "Leo" and then there...
    Cagedbird2 Cagedbird2 16-17, F Jun 27

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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'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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    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 6 days ago

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    I recently had a seizer that has made me go into hospital it turns out that I have brain cancer... And I'm gonna be going through a lot for a couple of months wow this sucks god...
    baconismycat baconismycat 13-15, F 8 Responses Jun 26

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    My mom told me today she needs chemo. She's 37 and just had all of her lady parts taken out because of a large tumor. It was the size of a small baby. So now she's not only going...
    mattihope mattihope 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    Uncle Gary. Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. It had spread to his liver and lymph nodes. He died May 18 2014. He has three children. My younger cousins. Kara 10, Adriana 8, and...
    cat13wolfjb cat13wolfjb 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30

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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 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

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    my 43 year old daughter is in the process of dealing with breast cancer. She noticed a lump in her breast, but was probably in denial and didn't get it checked right away. When...
    RecLucy RecLucy 56-60, F Jul 12

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    I’m feeling really horrible at the moment so prepare yourself for a rather depressing story. I just really need to write to my heart’s content right now, so I’m sorry if it...
    thatgirlwithapen thatgirlwithapen 22-25, F Jul 13

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    Come help fight cancer!lets make a team who's with me! Like this and comment to see how we can fight it!!!!! I always told myself just because your hurt doesn't mean your broken I...
    FlyingAwayAndFallingApart FlyingAwayAndFallingApart 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    This has been a interesting and scary journey and as yet I do not know how it will end. It began when I went in for a a colonoscopy I asked the doctor to do an upper scope as well...
    lifedrawing lifedrawing 61-65, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It started with a little pain on my left knee. I didn't worry at first, because I am a basketball player and runner and I thought that the pain was caused by all the impact. Then...
    thephillip thephillip 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Hi, I'm new here. I just wanted to know if anyone here has the same problem as me. I hate being skinny. People call me names, make fun of me, keep asking me do I eat, why am I so...
    Ifellinahole Ifellinahole 13-15 3 Responses Jun 22

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    I lost my grandpa (Papa) to cancer 3 years ago. Yesterday we found out my grandma has it in her liver, meaning that it was likely found way too late. I'm not ready to go through...
    wino4life wino4life 22-25, F Jun 22

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    I'm so upset right now 💔 my uncle lost his fight with leukemia today:( he was an amazing person. When my dad got in motorcycle accident, he took me in while my dad was in icu...
    reneeo11314 reneeo11314 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    a few weeks ago, i lost my brother from leukemia. I'm not going to tell you how he fights because it'll make it looks like all he ever do was having cancer. I'm living in a foster...
    roseinsurvival roseinsurvival 13-15 1 Response Jun 23

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    So my sister was battling cervical cancer for over a year then they told her it had gone.. Well 2 months later she felt sick and ended up in hospital only to find it had spread to...
    dbleasdale dbleasdale 22-25, M Jun 24

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    Have you even seen a jap tv show/drama called doctor x? Someone like her should exist in the real world. So everyone can be cured :) Someone close that I know has cancer :( he's...
    allegiant2013 allegiant2013 13-15, F Jun 24

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    My uncle. He is toutched by this damned illness since 2007. It started as a lung cancer. Everybody can say it is fatal desease. Medical services thought he would life only one...
    michalmos michalmos 31-35, M Jun 24

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    My best life long friend. Advanced non small cell stage 4 lung cancer.
    Kayparker56 Kayparker56 56-60, F Jun 24

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    I'm pretty positive I have breast cancer and I'm honestly discouraged. I don't know what to do because I'm so young..doctors scare me but I'm being forced to go so please pray and...
    Getcrunk12 Getcrunk12 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 25