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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    "I have cancer" and "you have cancer" are the most nerve wracking statements I think exist. A little over a year ago, I went to the doctor for a totally unrelated issue, he saw an...
    WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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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 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It infiltrates our lives silently and then explodes into a vicious monster plunging us into a world of pain fear and uncertainty.. It seems to be every where now, every day I hear...
    Hun1 Hun1 51-55, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    i'm roughly about 117 pounds and i want to be skinnier. i always feel fat and my mom makes it a million times worse. i remember when we were in line at the grocery store and right...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    You know, being thin isn't always a bowl of cherries. Sometimes I can't find clothes in my size. I have to be extra selective when it comes to buying bathing suits because usually...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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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 2 days ago

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    It's been God and all thanks to the RSO, it is exactly one year now since my cancer has been cured and no other sign of cancer till date. All thanks to Dr max And RSO that help me...
    marijuanaoil170 marijuanaoil170 46-50 6 days ago

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    Wow. I'm honestly amazed at how many of you there are... When I was 13 I lost my father to stage 4 esophageal cancer which eventually spread to the lungs. I have to say that the...
    kpipitone kpipitone 18-21, F 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 days ago

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    When I was 12 my mom found out she had breast cancer. This came shortly after her getting sober. My sister was away at collage, so it was just my mom and me. I had to spend a lot...
    Queenofhearts23 Queenofhearts23 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    My birthday is in November so I mean this in a different sense. I believe that humans in general are a cancer of sorts, consuming everything in order to continue developing...
    tmalachi tmalachi 18-21, M Mar 3

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    Yes I am. 14 years cancer free as well. I lost my left eye due to the cancer, I was only stage 2 so it was remove the eye or die. I was 2 years old so I don't remember a thing. And...
    Mamasbabycub Mamasbabycub 18-21, F Mar 3

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    She's not the same person she was just a few months ago. She is emotional, controlling, irrational, sometimes rude. It's the cancer that's changed her, it's her knowing that she's...
    jn0903 jn0903 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    I hate Cancer and what it does physically to the person diagnosed. It's an ongoing struggle inside them, but not just physically...mentally and emotionally also. Let us not forget...
    Daydreaming2 Daydreaming2 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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    Starting way back when, I was a very chubby child and my friends at the Vaal dam would always bully me and call me names like "Hippo" that went on for a couple of years until I...
    Robsbubbles Robsbubbles 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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    on the 13th of August last year my life changed I found out my dad had cancer again, he had had it before but survived after having 3 quarters of his left lung removed he had been...
    kimmy24 kimmy24 22-25, F Mar 18

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    Today I found out my boyfriend has cancer.. We don't know staging yet. We've only been dating about a month, but we really like each other. I am definitely riding this storm. I...
    BeautifulinElevation BeautifulinElevation 22-25, F a week ago

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    My dad has cancer. it's been getting worse these past few months. he's says everything's ok but I know it's not. I don't know what to do because I have no one to talk to about it...
    emilyd4 emilyd4 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    cancer has a heart of gold but u don't wanna see how heartless they can become when they stop caring!
    deephuman deephuman 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 1

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    Last June I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, because it was so aggressive it was recommended that I have my prostate removed as soon as possible. 3 weeks later I had the...
    bill1960 bill1960 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 3

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    let's get this post to 200 likes! lets stand up to cancer, its about time we beat it. like this to stand up for it
    HMC17 HMC17 13-15, M Mar 6

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    She had ovarian cancer she didn't live very long after her diagnosis. Did not have the chance to see her before she passed. I live in another state and regret not coming to see...
    jm6812 jm6812 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    I lost my husband my love my soul to cancer November 2014 Tribute to my dear husband. Today marks fore month since the death of my dear husband . It was on this same day that I...
    toha1 toha1 22-25, F Mar 8

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    My mother died on 11th November 2014. She had been acting crazy for 2 years and my family didn't understand it. I didn't understand it. She had some sort of brain damage but we...
    Semanic Semanic 22-25, M Mar 9

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    My best friend died of pancreatic cancer almost two years ago. Her smoking, love of Pepsi and sugared coffee all contributed to her death at 61. For some of you, that may sound...
    olagram olagram 51-55, F Mar 9

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    Cancer March 11, 2015 Your mind is a powerful tool and if you think positive thoughts today and for the rest of the week there is no doubt that positive things will occur. No...
    Abbybear911 Abbybear911 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    I too lost my sister to cancer, it has been one week and a day, still seems unreal. Her name was Melinda and she was only 55. she had aml leukemia. She was diagnosed in September...
    karensunfire00 karensunfire00 46-50, F Mar 11

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    no father beat cancer twice, just to have a stroke 4 months ago today
    marinerob marinerob 46-50, M Mar 13

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    No question at all that I'm a Cancer. Where my June 27th birthday twins at?!
    melsteatime melsteatime 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    Hey friends. I wanted to let u know i wont be on here too much for a while. My cancer spread and i cant see or hear on the left side and the right side isnt far behind. I love...
    sweetcandycane99 sweetcandycane99 26-30, F 8 Responses Mar 15

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