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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 2 Responses Jan 29, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    EVERYone knows LOTS of people with cancer(s). This time it's different. Recently started a good-standing relationship with father and half-sister since my 1st child was born...
    Amytina Amytina 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    Unfortunately he passed away yesterday, leaving behind a family. A terrible disease that robs too many families of their loved ones. At least it was reasonably quick without too...
    csouls csouls 36-40, M 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    My best friend had cancer when she was in 4th grade and now every year ,for a very long time, she has to go to St. Jude and get check ups. I was really happy that she fought threw...
    Beyourself32 Beyourself32 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    "When a Cancer is hurt she will either cry her heart out or retreat into silence. However it is rare that she will ever take out her revenge on the person who hurt her." "Cancers...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    This Sunday I was informed that my cousin who has been battling cancer for almost 15 years passed away at the very very young age of 20. She got to graduate high school, learned...
    PandaaMee PandaaMee 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    This Sunday I was informed that my cousin who has been battling cancer for almost 15 years passed away at the very very young age of 20. She got to graduate high school, learned...
    PandaaMee PandaaMee 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    My zodiac sign and almost all traits match me.just found this out. The Cancer Woman The Cancer Woman: Love, Sex, Friendship, Style The Cancer Woman The Cancer woman is ruled by...
    111rosy560 111rosy560 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    just recently i had lost my grandma to pancreatic cancer .we bearly found this out right after thanksgiving or last year .she went into the hospital cause she has stomach pains and...
    rayy17 rayy17 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    April 13th 2013 so coming up on 3 years now. He died after a 8 month battle with lung cancer. Wasn't a big surprise knew it was only a matter of time for anyone who smokes 2-3...
    PanHead1989 PanHead1989 26-30, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    My father was a pretty heavy smoker since the time he was a teen. A few years ago, he died from lung cancer. It was a slow painful death that i wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. I...
    ben243 ben243 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Today is recognised as World Cancer Day. What a dreadful disease that claimed the life of my cousin ... a wonderful person. I count it a privilege to have been able to care...
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    my mother died in may due to throat cancer was a long three years to watch and hard to take care of her during but I would never change being there for her...I'm glad I could do...
    Aprildawnmarie Aprildawnmarie 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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    In 2009, my father was diagnosed with esophageal cancer and was given a 3% survival chance of longer than a year. My world was crushed, I couldn't lose my daddy. He went through...
    kmhitz kmhitz 22-25, F 10 Responses Feb 2

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    I have lost both of my parents to cancer. It is a terrible disease that hopefully we can end. Too much pain has been caused because of it. Too many people lost.
    aaronfunn aaronfunn 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 2

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    I lost my Nana to lung cancer in 2004. I recently been cancer myself and my mom is currently fighting lung cancer :(
    sikkacyanide sikkacyanide 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 1

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    I have survived Leaukimeia. I was 7 years old, in the first grade, when I went to a local hospital when I was "abducted" and put into an ambulance. The ambulance took me to...
    19pollard97 19pollard97 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 31

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    I lost my mother to breast cancer three years ago. Today would have been her 77th birthday. I had a dream about her last night which I haven't done in a long time. Happy Birthday...
    FlatbushGuy FlatbushGuy 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 31

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    my birth mother has cancer. I hate that we can't be there, but we're 3,000 miles away, with a daughter having one more year in high school. We HATE where we are, but can't afford...
    jennifr1966 jennifr1966 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    I met Karen over 30 years ago my sister-in-law introduced me to her. She was fun to be with and we had a few good years together. Sadly we split up but stayed good friends and kept...
    johnvcook johnvcook 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 29

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    Of course I will go skinny dipping again. I really miss swimming nude. It is winter and I have to wait for summer. The local public pool doesn't have nude hrs, pity. Swimming naked...
    niceskip niceskip 46-50, M Jan 29

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    My dad has been in the hospital for the last few days. His body is ravaged by the cancer which has spread to his stomach and liver as well. He slides in and out of consciousness...
    winkmm winkmm 41-45, M 6 Responses Jan 27

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    Almost done kicking ***! The most beautiful word in the world is no longer going to be "Love" from now on it's called "Free".. Cancer Free!!!
    Wendy630 Wendy630 46-50, F 8 Responses Jan 27

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    Well.. When I was a kid, and we would go visit our grandparents farm in the summer- my sisters and girl cousins would go roaming in the pastures, and occasionally go skinny dipping...
    Nipper66 Nipper66 46-50, F 20 Responses Jan 26

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    I lost my dad to cancer 2 years ago. I really miss this wonderful man. He was very young just 60. He got esophageal cancer and was a very healthy person. The lesson in this is vast...
    Foreveryoung35 Foreveryoung35 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    My mother has breast cancer and she's really negative sometimes and it makes me even more negative :,(
    martyyduh martyyduh 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    I lost my grandma to stage four ovarian cancer it was really hard
    ashley254 ashley254 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 26

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    I have lost my grandpa, aunt, and friend. I'm finally over it but not them, just the trauma of the experience of the cancer loss. I still miss them.
    DoIknowmenow DoIknowmenow 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    Damn, I have just lost anther friend to cancer.
    nakedoutdoors nakedoutdoors 51-55, M 5 Responses Jan 24

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    My Mom 2008 Breast cancer 🎗🎗
    PrettyInWhite PrettyInWhite 16-17, F 7 Responses Jan 24

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    Over the last 20 years I have lost friends, uncles and most recently my grandmother to cancer. My father was diagnosed with a very aggressive strain of stomach cancer in September...
    writer2036 writer2036 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    **** Cancer and all of your bullshit fuckery. I beat you! I just had my last appointment with my cancer doc. It's been 5 years now of follow up appointments after the surgery...
    Unsatisfiedstace2 Unsatisfiedstace2 46-50, F 16 Responses Jan 22

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    When I was a young girl growing up I always dreamed of marrying a cowbow and owning a ranch with horses and cows and all the aimals involved in having a ranch . It was my passion...
    keenalialau keenalialau 51-55, F 5 Responses Jan 22

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    My dad has prostate cancer. He's been fighting it with meds for over 10 years. But it has spread to his bones at this point. Now he is in chemo. The last time he did this he...
    winkmm winkmm 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 22

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    So I just moved in to this new apartment and they had this really nice pool, which i thought would be great to dip in at night. Since I loved skinny dipping I decided to go around...
    IbrIsh IbrIsh 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 21