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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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    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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    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 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 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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    Hello ,i am Ann joe from United state I live here in south California ,i am 46 years old,i saw a comment posted on health remedy by Christie bolt from Texas , about a doctor she...
    ann203 ann203 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It's been just 9 years from when they removed my upper left lung because of lung cancer. I did 12 weeks of every day Radiation that burned my whole chest area. I did 4 months of...
    sirdan99 sirdan99 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    When i was diagnosed i got mad. i researched ways to fight cancer.foods,diet,exercise.I beat cancer so bad i made it my *****.After my treatments was done i got an apolgy letter in...
    Jazonx Jazonx 36-40 Feb 20

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    My 15 year old sister passed away on May 20th, 2013, after battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia for 8 months. She received chemo treatments for about 4 months before she was(apparently...
    missingem missingem 22-25, F Feb 21

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    My father was a health person until June 2014. He was a teetotaler too. In July he was diagnosed with TB. I doubt he had TB. For a while he was getting better. All the while the...
    nithyarbabu nithyarbabu 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 22

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    My mum was just diagnosed with stage three small cell ovarian cancer, her form of cancer is rare and the doctors don't know much about it and the thought that they don't is...
    labyrinthandinfinity labyrinthandinfinity 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I lost my best friend from cancer. My grandma died of bone cancer the day after Michael Jackson. I haven't been the same fun loving girl I use to be since she died. I lost two...
    Rebelscorpio Rebelscorpio 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    Recently I had a breast cancer scare. I was playing with my husband and he poked me in my breast, it hurt big time. I felt the lump and had him feel it too. He advised me to call...
    msvirgo02 msvirgo02 31-35, F Feb 22

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    My mom just took in my nephew before my grandma died my nephew was a newborn straight from the hospital. my dad thought of him as his son and even said that he would be happy if...
    skie800 skie800 18-21, F Feb 22

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    I just found out that I have osteosarcoma. A tumor was found on my leg, and just in time too. I probably wouldn't have lived if we hadn't caught it when we did. I'm not worried...
    idontbelong00 idontbelong00 13-15 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I had a dream one time that I died from cancer. It was terrifying at one point. Ever since I have been worried about cancer.
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 1 Response 3 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 1 day ago

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    World Cancer Day. RIP Grandad, heaven gained an angel.
    LeahUK LeahUK 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 4

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    To anyone who is, or has battled with cancer, you are the people who are an inspiration to this world. You are all such strong fighters, and the world could not not be more proud...
    Hawkings14 Hawkings14 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    Ugh. Near the end for my grandma. I've lost people, husband and my dad, but something about her makes me feel like I've never experienced this. She's in the last stage of cancer...
    MDaddysGirlM MDaddysGirlM 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 4

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    I lost my mum to liver cancer over 18 months ago. She was my best friend, the strength to guide me and a mother with everlasting unconditional love. After being diagnosed my mum...
    kyro88 kyro88 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    I have been skinny dipping for over 2 1/2 decades and love it very much. I started as a young teenager with my family. Within a few months others joined us in skinny dipping...
    burnettenudistwife burnettenudistwife 36-40, F 9 Responses Feb 6

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    Back in 2007 i lost my son to cancer, Neuroblastoma.he was only 5 years old. everyday I feel like I'm getting weaker and weaker. I shut out most of the people in my life. my...
    ClickCloser ClickCloser 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 6

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    My little angel passed away on Tuesday morning:( I really miss her. Childhood cancer isn't fair. She was only 2 years old. I miss you Ky. I miss you :(
    ErikaaaaaRenee ErikaaaaaRenee 18-21, F 61 Responses Feb 7

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    A month ago I lost my aunt to cancer. Today is her birthday. Happy Birthday Aunt Kathy. I love you. <3 RIP 👼
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    My first day of middle school I was 12 years old I was just about to get on the bus I got a phone call, my mother passed away from synovial sarcoma which is a rare cancer.. My...
    briannabailey briannabailey 16-17, F Feb 9

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    I don't know where this experience came from, who started it, but can be classified as both! Cancerian, pantera tigris.
    Sinjintiger Sinjintiger 41-45, M Feb 10

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    I've just got the news that my grandad hasn't got long to live as his brain tumour is spreading and his organs are failing. The fact the he is going to go scares me, I love him so...
    lunamoon12 lunamoon12 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    My sister died on the night 13 November 2012 of cancer. I miss her so much I think I will be glad when my time comes. Both of our parents have died, my loving teacher and beautiful...
    Amago Amago 13-15, M 4 Responses Feb 14

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    my mom died of lung cancer when I was 1 and a half years old. so if you're wondering, no I do not remember her. I've seen pictures and I've heard stories, but it just doesn't seem...
    hannahrose29 hannahrose29 13-15, F Feb 15

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    My birthday is on July 13th. People say that cancer's are the craziest people but I think we are just protective over our loved ones. We love strong and we stay faithful with whom...
    WhooDatGirl WhooDatGirl 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 15

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    CRAP - 9 month follow-up. Another biopsy. More cancer. Ugggg
    itismehello itismehello 46-50, M Feb 17

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    A cancer to society.
    AltF4 AltF4 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 20

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    Just saw my grandad for the last time as he has a secondary brain tumour. It was horrendous to see him so ill and weak. :( Why is cancer such a horrible, evil illness.
    lunamoon12 lunamoon12 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    Cancer hmm , means i'm supposed to be introverted , depressed, lonely and weak lol No sorry to disappoint anybody, but that is not me today. today the new reformed me is outgoing...
    ZiggyStarHood ZiggyStarHood 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    Its soo painful :( I wish cancer didn't exist
    prabh00 prabh00 22-25, M a week ago

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    I hate cancer so much. My really good childhood friend was diagnosed with lymphoma yesterday. I'm praying he will kick its a**
    Warmways Warmways 46-50, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My mother is in the OR right now being operated on. she has bone cancer and broke her hip today. She broke both femurs last week.... I don't know how long this will last... She...
    Hunnylovie Hunnylovie 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 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 1 day ago

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    I have been skinny dipping since I was a teenager. I used to go with other teenager friends down to the near-by lake. I love to go skinny dipping and bearing it all with my...
    redheadfemale redheadfemale 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 7

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