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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 have had 2 moles removed and biopsied they were found to contain cancerous cells,since then I have returned to Hospital,this time in Norwich and had more skin removed from the...
    thecarer thecarer 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 30

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    Does this mole look cancerous?
    nirvanadystopia nirvanadystopia 18-21, F Jul 29

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    Triggers! I wonder do often, "when will I stop surviving and start thriving?" Will these thoughts and impulses ever leave me? Will I even make it? How long do I have? A year, two...
    CookE114 CookE114 22-25, F Jul 31

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    I hate people's attitudes towards the skinny / underweight. For example, they think it's fine to go up to a skinny person and tell them they're freakishly skinny. I mean, I'm not...
    SkyouInSpace SkyouInSpace 13-15, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Its been almost a year since i lost my mum to cancer and i miss her so much. I was only a few years old when my mum was first diagnosed with primary cervical cancer and as i was...
    smem smem 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I like it when your body is cold (feeling cold ) and when you go outside it feels like heaven because the sun warms your chilly skins from the night ...I like it :)
    Teeteesky Teeteesky 18-21, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    My family has a history of diseases, especially cancer. These diseases were what left my mother and her siblings orphans at young ages. I knew that one of my grandparents was...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 16-17 Jul 30

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    My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer about two days ago. I thought we caught it early, but today on top of having two lumps in her breast they found another one. The doctor says...
    boomkimchaloy boomkimchaloy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I'm a Capricorn. I met my Cancer friend at my church. She gave a talk about a retreat and then after she was at a table for sign-ups and my mom and I went over and she signed me up...
    hazellmo0n hazellmo0n 18-21, F Jul 28

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    When I was 8 my grandfather died of pancreatic cancer. It's been 5 years and I still miss him everyday. When I was little he used to watch me all the time while my grandma was at...
    Swagaliciousk Swagaliciousk 13-15, F Aug 7

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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 Jul 26

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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 7 Responses Jul 27

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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 2 Responses Jul 28

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    She died because of cancer. I don't know what kind of cancer it is. She died last January 25, 2014 and today (August 4, 2014) is her 24th birthday... I really missed her. :( She's...
    smjuap21 smjuap21 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 3

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    My girlfriend sadly was raped when she was a young girl which sadly went to cancer I fell in love for her she had cancer for 2 months and I stayed with her in the hospital as much...
    hi163 hi163 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 4

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    I recently came down with cancer....brain cancer to be exact and soon I will be starting chemo therapy I'm a bit scared though like what happens during it do u go into a machine...
    baconismycat baconismycat 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 4

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    If you read my list of 100 things about me, you saw I mentioned a person that is the second most important person in my life's development. When I was 10, I befriended a person in...
    AtheistsForJesus AtheistsForJesus 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    A childhood friend of mine who is currently living in Japan has been successfully battling cancer for about two years now, but she sent me a message today that the cancer has...
    MrsApple MrsApple 26-30, F Aug 9

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    What if someone that has cancer gets pregnant and stays in a comma the hole time at the hospital to be monitored and has the baby and the baby is immune to cancer and it's the...
    luzlovenpeace luzlovenpeace 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    You know, I pray every day that my moms cancer isn't too bad, but yet, I look on the negative side every day, I wait patiently for more bad news. However, no one ever understands...
    KJGaskins KJGaskins 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    When I was 6 years young I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Medulloblastoma to be exact. A tumor that originates in the cerebellum (back of head). I went though radiation and...
    Greeneyes808 Greeneyes808 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    She customizes treatment plans in accordance with the demands and unique facial attributes of patients in order that the results are look boosting, purely natural and subtle...
    Lillafyq Lillafyq 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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      Your treatment method are going to be tailored for you as an individual and you may receive truthful, professional advice and a realistic envisioned end result.At Medaesthetics...
    Carriele83 Carriele83 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Exceptional benefits is often observed following close to four to six IPL photorejuvenation procedure sessions. Final results can past for the yr or longer.Because of this...
    Khadijah062yu Khadijah062yu 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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      Your treatment will likely be customized for you as a person and you'll receive sincere, Skilled advice and a practical envisioned final result.Fractional laser technological...
    Benitakey Benitakey 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Facial rejuvenation is any cosmetic or health-related process employed to enhance or restore the appearance of the more youthful age to human confront. The specific expression...
    Paul18nj Paul18nj 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    She customizes treatments according to the demands and special facial characteristics of people making sure that the outcome are overall look improving, all-natural and refined...
    Arnoldgeb84 Arnoldgeb84 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Using the superficial skin rejuvenation to the next level, Dr Jadoon has devised this course of action to provide Excellent outcomes with bare minimum downtime.When dealing with...
    Lucien52c Lucien52c 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Getting the superficial skin rejuvenation to another degree, Dr Jadoon has devised this process to provide Extraordinary results with minimum downtime.Skin rejuvenation is an...
    Freddieqk2494 Freddieqk2494 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Everyone, even family members talk about how skinny I am. My mom and sister both have curves. Whenever I talk about trying to gain weight, my mother tells me I should be happy. She...
    Cinderellany Cinderellany 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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    I am very skinny. Only 88 pounds, which some sources say I should atleast be 95 at most for my height which is 4'11". And no I'm not anorexic, which pretty much everyone assumes. I...
    MiniMe57 MiniMe57 13-15, F 2 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 Jul 22

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    I was born July 20th, 1994. I turned 20 a few days ago and I had a blast! I went to an amusement park with a friend. I've noticed that a lot of my fellow cancerians are sprinters...
    XxTinyBearxX XxTinyBearxX 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    My husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer (stage 4), 18 months ago. It has been so hard to watch the love of my life slowly dying over these past months. He is fighting for his...
    Catnipp Catnipp 46-50, F Jul 25

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    When I hear this word now, CANCER, it makes me cringe and I typing it in big leaders cause it as such an impact on the one who gets it and to the family and friends of that love...
    onlytrusthim onlytrusthim 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 26

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    My 22 year old sister was diagnosed with type 3 colon cancer at the beginning of April 2014, she is so beautiful and it is the hardest thing in the world for me to watch her...
    Laserbeam18 Laserbeam18 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    Does anyone have experience battling with cancer? Especially, uterian papillary serous carcinoma? What are your thoughts on chemotherapy? Any thought on homeopathic therapy?
    cricketfly cricketfly 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 27

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    Born on July 21 I'm a cancer
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    I lost my wife to breast cancer Mothers Day weekend 2013. She had been battling for 5 years ..she was 43 when she passed away leaving me with a 7 year old daughter who only knows...
    bigbryman bigbryman 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 28

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    June 29 👌so yes I am a cancer baby :)
    randelynisdead randelynisdead 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 29