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I Am Surviving Skin Cancer

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm not really skinny but I feel that I lost lots of weight due to some changes in my life.Plus I am forced to practice sport twice a week like all uni students.Now I'm satisfied...
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    About a year ago, I saw a very dark lesion on my skin. It was black and about the size of a cockroach. I immediately suspected it may be melanoma. Now I am a nursing student. I...
    kalila37 kalila37 18-21, F Sep 10

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    Online and in real life and on the advertisements, people are sad about cancer. While I was at first depressed from having breast cancer from simply fenugreek hormones, I soon...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 2 days ago

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    Actually I know two for certain, my grandfather has rectal cancer and my dad has cancer too although I don't know what kind of cancer he has and I don't want to ask. I.. I don't...
    udamansteel udamansteel 16-17, F Sep 5

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    My grandfather passed away from stomach cancer in October of 2011. When he was fist diagnosed with stomach cancer, the doctors said he had the cancer two years prior. This was...
    Faith1293 Faith1293 18-21, F Aug 28

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    My uncle/godfather. My uncle was a very sincere, sensitive, cheerful man. He helped everybody very much. Suddenly, in 2007 he fell into a long pnemumonia. He was ill earlier due to...
    michalmos michalmos 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    i think it's odd what we don't know about cancer until it knocks on our door. i was lucky when i finally got around to going to a dentist and they took the time to look at more...
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    In April 2012, I was diagnosed with stage 2b breast cancer. I had surgery to remove the lump and the sentinel lymph node. My surgeon took about 5 nodes and 4 were positive for...
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    Today, September 15, is my 5 year cancer survivor anniversary! The day that most cancer survivors are considered cured! I was lucky mine was caught early, so that I only had to go...
    Itsmytime2be Itsmytime2be 41-45, F 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    Cancerians have a strong survival instinct. They are protective of those they care about, and of themselves too. They are often quite reticent about sharing their inner selves to...
    BornInTheWrongEra72 BornInTheWrongEra72 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    5 1/2 years ago when i was 9 i lost my twin brother to cancer. He was diagnosed with brain cancer when we were 4 and never went to school. After going into remission when we were 7...
    katysmith01 katysmith01 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I am sadden by the fact that 2 of my relatives have been afflicted with cancer this year. It's even harder on my mom because it was her dad and older sister. I lost my grandfather...
    tessa4ever tessa4ever 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    Not being able to swallow anything that is more than a tomato soup/bisque consistency sucks. I choke one anything because tumors are deviating my esophagus. One thing that's a...
    REBELYELL67 REBELYELL67 46-50, M Sep 8

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    Born on 7/26. Sun in Leo, Moon in Cancer, rising in cancer. In my early 20's I was super outgoing but now I am more introverted and am content with a handful of trustworthy friends...
    Beeperinaweeper Beeperinaweeper 26-30 1 Response Sep 4

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    My mom recently had a lumpectomy, and is currently recovering. The cancer had spread to one of her lymph nodes, and will have to undergo chemotherapy. Although chemotherapy will...
    boomkimchaloy boomkimchaloy 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    The cancer I have has a 5 year survival rate of 5% and those were mostly people that caught the cancer early at stage 0-1. It looks like mine is at stage 3 or 4. With the growths...
    REBELYELL67 REBELYELL67 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 24

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    I want to share my mother story~ One day she got in a car crash not that bad of a one. After that she been feeling bad pain in her back a couple of weeks later the doctors did some...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    He was my dads friend I knew his daughter a little And I knew him When he died of cancer I could not believe it That night I cried I look at the ceiling and said Bull if ur...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    My grandma had breast cancer I didn't know her well but I loved her She was very sick so we can down to her state to visited her When we left I said I love her One day she felt...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F Sep 4

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    My 31 or 32 year old sister called us on my birthday last year to tell us she had cancer. She's always had issues with blood clots on her brain, a miscarriage, and general bad...