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I Am Surviving Skin Cancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 11 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    This is a subject I know sweet F all about . I'm not expected to know about either , this why we have doctors and people who specialise in various types of skin disorders . One...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Lounging outside on a cloudy, humid day last Thursday I became fully aware of the sun's burning rays penetrating the cloud cover. Having experienced six operations for skin cancer...
    Rusham Rusham 66-70, M 3 Responses Jan 18

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    Good looking skin makes for a better appearance.Taking care of your skin will have it looking the best it can. Here are steps towards making your skin right.A facial wash that...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    Your skin is what people see first, so be sure to make a great impression by taking care of it. The advice in this article will help you take better care of your skin and make...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    Taking the time to learn more about skin care can last you your life. Taking the time to nurture your skin now will keep it looking healthy and young for a longer time. The...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M Jan 16

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    I absolutely love the feeling of the sun warming my skin when I am outside. I am an outdoorsy kind of woman. I love being in the pool, sunbathing, gardening, eating and drinking...
    middleagedfemalemom middleagedfemalemom 41-45, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I am unable to post this in the Success Stories for whatever reason,so I posted here. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer on October 20, 2012. I was advised by my doctor that my...
    marijuanaoil170 marijuanaoil170 46-50 Jan 5

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    I am unable to post this in the Success Stories for whatever reason,so I posted here. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer on October 20, 2012. I was advised by my doctor that my...
    marijuanaoil170 marijuanaoil170 46-50 3 days ago

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    My last chemo treatment has totally messed me up. I'm taking 3 anti - nausea meds and still vomiting 6-10 times a day. No taste so nothing is appealing to eat. Pain and skin...
    REBELYELL67 REBELYELL67 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 10

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    Hello my name is Emily , I'm 16 years old , I am depressed :( so when I was 10 years old I found out that I'm Anosmic that means I was born without the sense of smell , I've...
    Emily6666ggg Emily6666ggg 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Well, almost lost I think. I have widespread cancer, but it is actually a worm infestation. Various parasitic worms have mutagenic properties that could easily lead to cancer being...
    ResidentGoddessAstraea ResidentGoddessAstraea 18-21 3 Responses Jan 6

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    I am 9 years cancer free (prostate CA). I will be the first to admit I was one of the lucky ones. Surgery cured my cancer - no chemo and no radiation was needed. I never feared the...
    catmandew54 catmandew54 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    July 15th baby. I love my zodiac I love my water and my moon and I love the earth. I feel full of love and light and EMOTIONS! I am sensitive, but I love that trait because I love...
    Crystabell Crystabell 26-30, F Jan 15

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    So a month or so ago I posted about me having testicular cancer. I've had my surgery 3 weeks ago which they removed the testicle that had the lump and they gave me a prosthesis...
    JustWantAChoice JustWantAChoice 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 20

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    It has been 5 years now. It still hurts to talk about it sometimes and I have moments when I miss her so much I cry. It was so quick, though. People talk about how they had friends...
    PanFaealva PanFaealva 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    Healthy skin is about more important than just a pretty face. Your entire body is covered by skin so be sure to pay close attention to all areas. The following tips help you attain...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    Healthy skin is about more important than just a pretty face. Your entire body is covered by skin so be sure to pay close attention to all areas. The following tips help you attain...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    This article will guide you out on how to develop a skin care program. Check out to see how simple skin care can be.Apply sunscreen using a sponge instead of your fingers. This...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    There is more to excellent skin care than facials and chemical peels. It involves an entire skin care regimen and protecting yourself from the sun. The tips in this article will...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    Many times, which can make it difficult to enjoy a healthy, but it's very important for your looks. It isn't hard to have good skin, just as long as you are properly educated on...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    A skin care routine should be included in every day of your life. It isn't something you should neglect. It is very important to take care of the best appearance. This article will...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    I just found out today. She was talking about the menu for our vacation next weekend , she said " We are having lasagna Friday and Tacos Saturday night....... Did I tell you I have...
    Marsi10 Marsi10 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 2

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    I am super paranoid when it comes to health. So cancer is one of my worst fears. It's become so bad that when I get a pimple I get scared that I might have a disease. One time my...
    ihatemyself24 ihatemyself24 26-30, F Jan 3

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    I lost my dad to cancer. He had lung cancer and he didn't realize it until it was too late. I was 7 years old when he passed away. He was 44 when I was born. Yeah I was definitely...
    srb76 srb76 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    please help me I beg u. someone I care about has cancer in a most painful place idk how long they have left but if they die I'll die too and they want me there I promised them id...
    matrixwolf matrixwolf 16-17, M Jan 14

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    Im new to this experience in me too , my uncle died with cancer 3 years ago , my aunt was able to remove her tumor 3 years ago so shes ok now , my boyfriends cousin died with...
    Madelinex24 Madelinex24 18-21, F Jan 16

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    2015 Update... With over a year or so being cancer free (Colon and Sarcoma) I am pretty much fine with everything, as well as it can be.... but I am glad that there has been no...
    TimmAllen TimmAllen 51-55, M Jan 16

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    There are skin problems like damaged skin, sun burned skin, wrinkles and acne. Amongst all acne is the common problem that everybody complains about. Scientifically it is known as...
    medx4u medx4u 31-35, F Jan 19

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    It seems like we are very close! Long pepper is a cure to various cancers and does not affect human health negatively at all. They made piperlongum by extracting with alcohol and...
    ResidentGoddessAstraea ResidentGoddessAstraea 18-21 a week ago

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    I lost my mum to cancer, stage 4 melanoma. she was diagnosed late 2012 and was put on this trial drug. she seemed fine had to eat by a certain time and medication at a certain time...
    Mitchell92 Mitchell92 22-25 4 days ago

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    I can't say this loud enough. We just lost another friend to cancer this past weekend and it sucks. She was an inspiration to so many, my daughter's dance instructor, in fact her...
    2censored 2censored 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I LOVE MY DARK SKINNED SISTAS!!! I feel I have to say it because I don't see a lot of brothas that have that same sentiment. I was watching a Netflix documentary on the struggles...
    ShyGuyMike ShyGuyMike 26-30, M Jan 2

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    I hate to favor one over the other.. But I think darker skin looks better on a black person. Even though I pretty much look exactly like my avi. Lol My dad is dark skinned, and my...
    Rosieeeee Rosieeeee 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    I hate being skinny I wish I had curves I wish I could die my friends are always telling me I'm skinny and my mom something makes fun of me I want to eat but ....i can't i can't...
    Alisonnicky Alisonnicky 70+, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    Almost 4 years ago, my mom passed from pancreatic cancer. Just wish there was a better way to test for it earlier, rather than catching once its too late.
    white95zj white95zj 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I miss my dad so much . He passed away from colon cancer on Dec 11. And it has been the hardest thing for me to see him not hear or talk to him . I wish I could hug him, hold his...
    poetic92 poetic92 22-25, F Jan 1

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    I'll admit i really don't know if smoking is the "ONLY" way you can get lung cancer but why should people fell sorry for you if you chose to puff 3-4 packs a day? Im sure by 2015...
    TheVisualist TheVisualist 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 3

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    "Unstoppable Hope"Losing a child is the worst emotional pain a person can feel. As a grief counsellor, and as a mom who has lost a son to cancer, I feel it is critical we share our...
    danagoodman danagoodman 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    Dr max gerson from Texas 6503819009 he cures cancer