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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 Jul 15

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    My gf has cancer most likely she won't make it but I'm hoping she will were in a long distance relation ship close to the second year both of us 16 and we can't really meet and if...
    hatglovesocks hatglovesocks 22-25, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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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 am a straight guy and no interest in cross dressing, being gay or anything else other than being myself, but I do enjoy wearing leggings for the right activities. I have always...
    leggingsforme leggingsforme 36-40, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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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 2 Responses Jul 19

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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 Jul 15

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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 Jul 19

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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 a week ago

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    I have had a scare with the thought of cancer. I had a very large thyroid, with small tumors on the left side. I went for a biopsy and the doctor called me a week later to tell me...
    kristy31415 kristy31415 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It all started 9 weeks ago well about it- It was on a sports day and we just finished versing the other school ( they won) and my teacher and our group were sitting down waiting...
    baconismycat baconismycat 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have a genetic form of thyroid cancer. My chances of living past 60 increase once I do some stupid surgery.
    kat990 kat990 13-15 2 Responses Jun 28

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    Today is the birthday of my friend Tina who passed away 2 years ago because of cancer. She would be turning 14. I remember holding her hand at the hospital...and I miss her so much...
    Justagirllivinglife1 Justagirllivinglife1 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I have thyroid cancer and now I have a scar across my neck it looks like someone's slit my throat and I had to have 2 operations to take both parts out so now I have no thyroid and...
    deccy619 deccy619 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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    When my aunt was about 30 she was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer(hodgkins) and she made it, it was a miracle. Now she's in her late 40s and they think it's back. I hate it seeing...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F Jun 29

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    Almost two years in remission! Uterine cancer stage 1 B
    DanielleHolmes DanielleHolmes 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    #Cancer's will love and protect their mate like he/she was their mother.
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 2

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    This stupid illness has claimed way too many people I loved and cared about, including my mother and best friend. I have a close friend struggling with a rare form of it, that will...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 10 Responses Jul 2

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    You will never regret loving a #Cancer.
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 5

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    I am very proud of the progress I've made when it comes to my body figure & health. People used to pick on me & make fun of me because of how skinny I was. (Yeah, skinny people get...
    ashley719 ashley719 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    Last summer was the last time I saw him full of life and healthy. That September he was diagnosed with a rare, genetic but not hereditary cancer. Nobody in the friend group knew...
    kalleyboe kalleyboe 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    The main reason i have an account on ep was because i need someone to talk to.reality's a *****.people that you meet and you face to everyday doesn't seem to give a **** on you...
    urbanmellow urbanmellow 22-25, F Jul 10

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    Pink - Raise Your GlassThis song makes me think of my sister, who died from complications of breast cancer. A bit before she passed, she showed me a video of this song done by...
    RaverFan RaverFan 41-45 Jul 11

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    I'm beating Brain Cancer!!
    Bja1282 Bja1282 31-35, M 5 Responses Jul 12

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    As a child I had swimming lessons in the local pool and already I wanted to skinny dip, but that wasn't allowed. But after I had my certificate my parents took me on holiday to a...
    Sanvis Sanvis 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I also lost my husband to cancer and am having a really hard time ... We were together for 23 years .and best friends...we traveled the world and never apart. I feel like half of...
    WorldofWidowHood WorldofWidowHood 66-70, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I woke up and was laying in bed and thought, what should I do today? Do I do the same ole same ole, exercise, shower, drive to work and suffer along through the day, or do I...
    Kaspeers Kaspeers 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 13