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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...
    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...
    krao2811 krao2811 41-45, F Dec 3, 2007

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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...
    weather1965 weather1965 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 7, 2008

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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...
    lotusqueen1967 lotusqueen1967 36-40 3 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...
    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...
    gasolinealley gasolinealley 46-50, F Jan 29, 2012

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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...
    Kalihansmom Kalihansmom 22-25 1 Response Oct 6, 2011

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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...
    paledude paledude 36-40, M Oct 9, 2013

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    Ryan5050yvs2 Ryan5050yvs2 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    A 2 time survivor. I am fair skinned and susceptible to skin cancer. As a golfer, that's a big concern. I have had friends with minor skin lesions which were easily taken care of...
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    My mother is amazing! Her sister ( my auntie) was diagnosed with a brain tumour and it was awful my family has already been struggling. It was tough on everyone especially her...
    Luce13579 Luce13579 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I think that you shouldn't need to change your natural color. If you're white, be white. If you're black, be black. If you're Hispanic, be Hispanic. Everyone is beautiful in their...
    ashbomb132 ashbomb132 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Among the scariest items about most cancers is always that it could distribute and turn into infinitely harder to combat the for a longer time is continues to be untreated. But as...
    Joshua7271bvu2 Joshua7271bvu2 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My aunt has punched cancer in the fact twice. She is a real hero of mine.
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I didn't just find out- but it just keeps getting worse... We found out my dad has colon cancer 2 days before thanksgiving in 12. Had surgery and removed 90% of his large...
    everything143 everything143 36-40, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Cancer It’s when one cell turn on itself. The creator. It wants to you reconnect. Reconnect to the love you felt when you were a child. Reconnect to nature. Reconnect to the...
    IntrovertedPersian IntrovertedPersian 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    when i was little i got eczema. i was able to overcome it during high school but it was replace by constantly having boils. again i overcome this problem however because of wearing...
    cltv624 cltv624 26-30, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I love my paleish skin :) I think it goes well with my dark hair and eyes!
    cyprus17 cyprus17 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I guess to understand the full depth of my story, it's best to start at the very beginning It all started when I turned 7. Up until that age, I has a great family. My mom and dad...
    heartsofgold22 heartsofgold22 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I hate cancer, it's a horrible horrible disease- and it's common in my family, my grandma died from breast cancer, my father had a very rare tumour in his back that almost killed...
    AllyLogan AllyLogan 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Cancer is defined as the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body, which are also called malignant cells. "What's hurting my mom?", I remember asking my dad. "Cancer", he...
    DarkWanderer16 DarkWanderer16 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have done a lot for cancer and awareness. I will not feel bad because I will not participate. I am perfectly comfortable without makeup, and those photos can easily be found on...
    sylviaturner sylviaturner 26-30, F Mar 18

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    My mom was diagnosed with cancer for the first time when I was 9 she battled it for a while. Went through chemo and radiation. She went into remission for 5 years and then got...
    Inkedcountryprincess Inkedcountryprincess 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    I am a paranoid person when it comes to health, that's probably why I am scared of doctors and hospitals so much! So, you could imagine how paranoid I could be about cancer, it is...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F Mar 22

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    My Story . . . The one I've been needing, so bad, to tell. Now is my chance. My dad died October 16th, 2012 at 12:10am. He was diagnosed with Lymphoma (cancer in the lymph nodes...
    iLucky iLucky 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I don't have cancer myself, but I know there are several types of cancer, and also many people fighting cancer. However, there is a large number of people who are unsuccessful in...
    ConcealedWildheart ConcealedWildheart 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    My mum was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It's been about a month now. It was very sudden. Just one day when I came home and she was not home, I called her and she told me she...
    sadboi sadboi 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    After I found out I knew that I had to trust God (Proverbs 3:5-6) and i was not disappointed. I received three miracles and i was healed of that cancer. I just completed my 4th CT...
    Wyoming25 Wyoming25 61-65, M Mar 16

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    Today I was told that I have a type of blood cancer. Doctor says this cancer by itself is not deadly and it is not treatable, but it can and already has caused a lot of...
    ltdjim ltdjim 51-55, M Mar 17

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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 13-15, F Mar 23

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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Hey I need help. it's URGENT! My doctor was concerned in the past because my last blood test my thyroid was on the line. Not bad not good but she was worried it was getting worse...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Three years ago my grandmother was diagnosed with lung cancer. I didn't really know what to feel at that moment. I just figured that she would power through it and come out winning...
    Angelmarie14 Angelmarie14 18-21, F Mar 23

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    I'm coming up on my sixth cancerversary. It's funny what memories resurface. The day I found out I had a large tumor in my abdomen (which turned out to be a rare form of ovarian...
    stonesandsage stonesandsage 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    About six or seven years ago I was diagnosed with Sidney cancer. I had one of my kidneys removed. I have been cancer free since then - but these last few days have been very...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    Less that am month ago my old friend and bandmate, Bruce died of cancer. He lasted less than eight months. We're having a memorial jam for him tomorrow. He played with a ton of...
    guitardave guitardave 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    I am 27, I lost my father to lung cancer 3 weeks ago he was 67, i feel so sad and alone and i feel that there's nothing to live for anymore. what breaks my heart more is that i...
    DadysGirl DadysGirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Im afraid i would get cancer i eat a lot of junk food im addicted to it but i dont want to get cancer :( any ideas?
    Nari99 Nari99 13-15, F Apr 1

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    I believe I certainly am a cancer. I was born right in the middle of the cancerian cycle. I'm sensitive, emotional and nurture those who are close to me. But on the negative side...
    29emerpus 29emerpus 18-21, F Apr 7

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    Having CANCER is a horrible experience, i was a positive to CANCER. but am Cured. please rejoice with me. i feel really happy and joyful. GOD is good indeed. You all can also have...
    Michelle200 Michelle200 22-25, F a week ago

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    Having CANCER is a horrible experience, i was a positive to CANCER. but am Cured. please rejoice with me. i feel really happy and joyful. GOD is good indeed. You all can also have...
    Michelle200 Michelle200 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Having CANCER is a horrible experience, i was a positive to CANCER. but am Cured. please rejoice with me. i feel really happy and joyful. GOD is good indeed. You all can also have...
    Michelle200 Michelle200 22-25, F a week ago

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    I am a Cancerian and proud to be one. When I was younger, I used to hate being one because I saw my sign as weak. As I got older, I realized that we are one of the most powerful...
    laubrown1 laubrown1 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I just recently found out that my mom has breast cancer and it is messing with my head and my decision making.
    cillianmurphie cillianmurphie 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 17