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I Am Surviving Skin Cancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 11 People

    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 1 Response Dec 3, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    My dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2009. At the time, I was 12 years old in grade 7. I had no idea what was going on until 2-3 months later. My dad was loosing a lot of...
    lauranicole1818 lauranicole1818 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 3

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    An excerpt from Chapter five of In the Cleft: Joy Comes in the Mourning (found on Amazon and Barnes and Noble) “Grandy’s arms ached and she felt stone cold and empty. There...
    danagoodman danagoodman 41-45, F Oct 23

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    Cancer killed both of my grandmas (Leukemia and Lung Cancer), both of my great grandmas (Throat Cancer and Brain Cancer), my teacher (Lung Cancer), several family friends and their...
    blondevanillaspice blondevanillaspice 13-15, F Oct 5

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    I hate cancer, I just wish they'd either have something that will always cure it, or it never even existed. I'm probably going to get cancer, it runs in my family, my grandpa from...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    I have a wish that Cancer will be beaten in my life time so that no one will ever have to go through. Hatred Stress Anger Pain all the other emotions you feel when you or someone...
    JonnyBurrows10 JonnyBurrows10 18-21, M Oct 17

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    My grandfather died of cancer, my uncle died of cancer. My older cousin fought cancer and survived. Just found out my baby cousin who is only 6 years old has cancer, idk how to...
    marilynnrox marilynnrox 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    My son is coming up on his 5 year post treatment anniversary. I'm very happy to be at this stage but the fear never stops. Every cough, pain, etc I'm afraid the cancer is back...
    firefly4718 firefly4718 51-55, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My aunt has claimed to have had cancer all through my life and my family did not believe her and told me she was lieing. She currently has stage four Breast cancer and only a year...
    dreaminghope dreaminghope 22-25, F Oct 4

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    It's breast Cancer awareness Month! A friend of my son has just been diagnosed with breast cancer...she's only 23 yrs old...cancer has no age limit :( Every woman needs to take...
    Angelkins Angelkins 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 6

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    I almost lost my father to cancer about 19 years ago. I am just thrilled he won the battle. Cancer really needs to be eliminated from existence. My heart goes to those who lost...
    T3chmupp3t T3chmupp3t 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer one month ago. The mass on my ovary was discovered through cat scan in the ER because I had symptoms of appendicitis. on Labor Day weekend I had...
    Lmm14 Lmm14 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 3

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    I lost my mom to cancer when I was 20. She was only 46. I am an only child so it was extra hard to face the battle with no siblings to relate to and share the struggles with. I...
    HazelleS HazelleS 26-30, F Oct 17

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    My onslaught on cancer is summarized on my website www.winovercancer.net This has been an amazing journey till now. Till today, I have been ahead in the race and I am pretty much...
    ag007 ag007 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    October is also LIVER CANCER awareness month... Not just breast cancer.
    KaylenG2121 KaylenG2121 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    When I used to go to summer camp, I came home with that warm, sun baked deep brown color and I loved it, especially on my arms. I felt like a beautiful, brown, bronze goddess.I'm...
    CheyenneScott CheyenneScott 26-30, F Oct 19

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    I was diagnosed with AML when I was 17 which is a form of leukemia. I am almost 3 years cancer free.
    joshuaw94 joshuaw94 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 4

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    So... Hi. This is my story. For the past three years, the man who was my fiancée and whom I have found to be my soulmate (do not be mean just because we might have been young...
    veryoldtree veryoldtree 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    My best friend has cancer and it SUCKS! I do not want him to be sick or hurt. He just got married and has a baby on the way and this should be the best time of his life. He...
    nikolasmom nikolasmom 36-40 1 Response Oct 7

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    Let me first start by saying that I never will regret doing what I need to do to care for the people I love with all of my heart and soul. I know what I am doing and it breaks me...
    ilmj123 ilmj123 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    I am so glad my doctor was keeping up with my health issues. I had my cancer removed 1 year ago and it hasn't come back. It was found during a chloresterol check by accident.
    jayjay18 jayjay18 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 11

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    But thing who really love cancer? I mean there someone out there hoping to get it?
    Aphrodite96 Aphrodite96 18-21, F Oct 13

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    When i was just over 20months old i was diagnosed with a blood cell cancer called leukemia. I nearly died but recovered
    Sourr Sourr 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    My younger brother died a month ago from blood cancer. He was 18 years old. I can't stop thinking that it should be ME, not him. He was such an amazing guy, he could have achieved...
    cyanesque cyanesque 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 17

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    Like this if you are crying or feel sorry to people who have been effective by cancer
    19Mark19 19Mark19 26-30, T Oct 17

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    I have bone cancer. And it's hard to deal with. It's in my knee.. And I can't walk anymore. I just want it to be over
    dimpledfreak dimpledfreak 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 19

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    Have you ever talked to someone and for the first time starting thinking, wow he/she's so beautiful.How didn't I see that before? Well thats how I feel about women with dark brown...
    goodgoliath goodgoliath 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 19

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    When Hannah died, I felt my world shake. Hannah came up to me in second grade, handed me an apple slice, and asked to be my friend. I never thought how much that one moment would...
    Lostneedsfound Lostneedsfound 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 19

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    I lost my husband to cancer March 18/2013. We were together for 34 years. I am still devastated and feel as though I will never get over this pain. I cry all the time and some...
    KassandraT KassandraT 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 21

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    It will be a gear ago in December that I lost one of my very good friends due to cancer. I sang at her funeral and the song still brings tears to my eyes. I am so lost without her...
    momoshep142 momoshep142 18-21, F Oct 22

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    It will be a gear ago in December that I lost one of my very good friends due to cancer. I sang at her funeral and the song still brings tears to my eyes. I am so lost without her...
    momoshep142 momoshep142 18-21, F Oct 22

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    My child, Zach Laird died of glioblastoma multiforme at thirteen-years-old.  He had the most tender of hearts and waged his battle with incredible courage.  Within seven...
    danagoodman danagoodman 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 23

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    june 29 cancer! woot woot!
    alicia0090 alicia0090 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I Hate Cancer You have pained many I love You have scarred them too You have taken those I love But you can't take him You can not take him
    margai margai 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    Two of my uncles died from cancer. I know they are both in a better place now.
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I lost my grandfather to cancer after he had it twice,a third time took him from me :( that was 3 years ago and I still miss him a lot
    metalchick18 metalchick18 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Last summer, I went skinny dipping for the first time! My parents both work. Last summer, my parents hired this really cool girl to spend time with me and my brother. We're too...
    Somethingcute Somethingcute 18-21, F 13 Responses Oct 15

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    this mixture really should involving transluscent to white. vitamin c serum won't past extensive in the slightest degree. it will start to flip yellowish. you ought to toss it out...
    Ryan3704aod5 Ryan3704aod5 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 19

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    I spend so much money on skin care products! It's worth it though. I'd rather have smooth moisturized skin and be broke than have dry itchy skin. Vitamins, foods, and natural home...
    anonymoussouthernbabe anonymoussouthernbabe 16-17, F 23 hrs ago

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    For me. Yesterday I wore this crazy light-blue grayish skinny jeans with 3 buttons at the front, and it wasn't easy buttoning up either. I was at work,about after lunch I had a...
    ZADoubleMesser ZADoubleMesser 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 9

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    I do i really do... i hate ao much what ive done to my skin over the years. Im 19 and ever since i remember getting my first pimple that i picked at i havnt stopped. That was...
    kimmay67 kimmay67 18-21, F Oct 13

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    I sometimes get offended when I hear people say they prefer or don't date people of a certain color! They tell you that they're not racist but yet they immediately judge someone...
    Authentic921 Authentic921 26-30, M