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I Am Surviving Skin Cancer

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    I never liked my brown skin. I've been called ugly so many times that I now feel less and less attractive. I wish I was as light as my lighter skinned relatives. I just had to be a...
    jackiem29 jackiem29 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Radiation therapy is underway and can already feel the sunburn sensation wear the beam of radiation hits the skin on its way to bust up the cancer at the DNA level.
    REBELYELL67 REBELYELL67 46-50, M 5 Responses Apr 2

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    I am living in Florida and love the sun worshipping my body and my skin. I have been a sun worshipper for almost 40 years. I was introduced into this environment by my parents...
    jillpeterson jillpeterson 41-45, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 27

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    We DOn't Know How Strong We Are Until Being Strong Is THe ONLY Choice! I'm wearing a shirt today that says this in support of pancreatic cancer, and in memory of my Hubby...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 13 Responses Apr 1

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    I lost some important people in my life to cancer , I love my Father when i was 18 , he was only 56 he had lung cancer. I lost my Sister she had ovarian cancer she was only 46...
    Desiredlove Desiredlove 51-55, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 27

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 27

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 27

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    I have just been told that my Cancer has come back after disappearing somewhere inside of me and I do not have the heart to tell my wife and three teenagers again, so I am waiting...
    erarmstrng erarmstrng 46-50, M 8 Responses Apr 10

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    Breast cancer and cervical cancer took two people I loved. Death is hard but you learn to move on. And one day at a time life gets easier and easier. The memories I have are enough...
    bubble83 bubble83 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I love someone who has cancer and she talks about dying and I fall apart trying not to break and cry If i could id take her cancer so shed live shes beautiful and amazing and im...
    lostbrokeheart lostbrokeheart 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Nearly eight months ago I found out I was (and am) pregnant. A couple weeks after that, discovered I have cervical cancer. Later was informed that I am anemic and suffer from...
    oqtimusqrime oqtimusqrime 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 9

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    i'm going to take test of cervical cancer tomorrow morning. Last time i went to hospital for surgery was three months ago. I'm getting nerveous now. And i just got messages...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F Apr 12

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    i'm going to take test of cervical cancer tomorrow morning. Last time i went to hospital for surgery was three months ago. I'm getting nerveous now. And i just got messages...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    i'm going to take test of cervical cancer tomorrow morning. Last time i went to hospital for surgery was three months ago. I'm getting nerveous now. And i just got messages...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 12

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    My Dad was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer, he has 2-6 month to live. The cancer is in his lungs, brain and liver. My dad has been absolutely horrible to me in the past and...
    noseatbeltsong noseatbeltsong 18-21 1 Response Apr 13

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    I have lost a very close friend to cancer now I find out that I'm going to lose another close friend to cancer.
    roykb67 roykb67 66-70, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    The battle with cancer takes more of you than you will every know.I am a survivor of Hodgkin lymphoma iam happy to say i won the war but in the long run the treatments did a whole...
    Jazonx Jazonx 36-40 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    After wearing several women's jeans (and still love wearing them), to my luck, H&M actually offers affordable and well fitted skinny and super skinny jeans (and joggers) for men...
    anonimatovato anonimatovato 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 12

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    my aunt and grandma passed a few years ago due to cancer, such a sad thing. :(
    tellmeyourstory tellmeyourstory 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    It's only been a month since I lost my father to cancer, and now my mother might have it too, this is all too much, I can't lose her too, I just wish my boyfriend was here, only...
    AshAshyAshley AshAshyAshley 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    On March 23rd, mama died in my arms after a devastating battle with cancer. Now, myself (nineteen), Chantal (twenty) and grandpa (ninety-two) are left to figure out everything from...
    kayygordon kayygordon 18-21, F Mar 28

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    I was informed today that my Ex-wife has terminal cancer and only a few days left to live. I feel nothing. No emotional response at all (I shock myself a little to acknowledge that...
    MAXwho MAXwho 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I was just informed my grandmother has beaten breast cancer! it's been a long year!
    LoveOverHatred LoveOverHatred 18-21, F Mar 31

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    Almost two years ago I lost my Mother to cancer and it took a toll on me. It was soo sudden and by the time they found out that she had it she was already in stage 4. We found out...
    naturalwoman2 naturalwoman2 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    highcuresupplyinc highcuresupplyinc 46-50, M Apr 1

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    after how many months after i post again, i just lose my father last 9mos. ago due to pancreatic cancer
    casicat casicat 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    People doubt us , but one of the most sincere sign in my view - cause im one lol . But cancer ppl are great ppl as far as I know.
    Stephenrko Stephenrko 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I'm officially dying of cancer
    Peedripping2 Peedripping2 13-15, M 6 Responses Apr 3

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    I'm 13 years old and have brain cancer with TUMORS on my legs and 3 on my neck
    photographyismylife photographyismylife 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    http://www.cbc.ca/sports/basketball/lauren-hill-inspirational-college-hoops-player-dies-of-cancer-1.3027821 Rest in peace my sister.
    JuggllingForACure JuggllingForACure 26-30, M Apr 11

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    I'm going to take test of cervical cancer again tomorrow morning. Last time when i went to and had some surgery was three months ago. I'm getting very nerveous right now....
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 12