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I Am Surviving Skin Cancer

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2009. At the time, I was 12 years old in grade 7. I had no idea what was going on until 2-3 months later. My dad was loosing a lot of...
    lauranicole1818 lauranicole1818 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    My sister had cancer when I was younger, Got diagnosed with being one of those people with a poor immune system(couldnt go out side, could be touched) There is a thing call camp...
    LLAMAAAA LLAMAAAA 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    Cancer killed both of my grandmas (Leukemia and Lung Cancer), both of my great grandmas (Throat Cancer and Brain Cancer), my teacher (Lung Cancer), several family friends and their...
    blondevanillaspice blondevanillaspice 13-15, F Oct 5

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    I hate cancer, I just wish they'd either have something that will always cure it, or it never even existed. I'm probably going to get cancer, it runs in my family, my grandpa from...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    I have a wish that Cancer will be beaten in my life time so that no one will ever have to go through. Hatred Stress Anger Pain all the other emotions you feel when you or someone...
    JonnyBurrows10 JonnyBurrows10 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    A couple months ago I found out I have lung cancer. I haven't told my younger brother yet for fear that he will get hurt. Im doing chemo pills and they are really taking a toll on...
    19alexanderknight95 19alexanderknight95 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 23

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    I lost my grandmother to either breast cancer,brain cancer, bone cancer, or possibly all of them. Sorry it's hard for me to remember, I try to remember the good things that...
    mistywolf14 mistywolf14 13-15, F Sep 23

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    June 26, and a proud Cancer. Theres a lot of aspects of being a cancer that used to.effect me negatevitly but I was able to use this to my advantage. I absolutely love being a...
    njflyer njflyer 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 30

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    My aunt has claimed to have had cancer all through my life and my family did not believe her and told me she was lieing. She currently has stage four Breast cancer and only a year...
    dreaminghope dreaminghope 22-25, F Oct 4

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    It's breast Cancer awareness Month! A friend of my son has just been diagnosed with breast cancer...she's only 23 yrs old...cancer has no age limit :( Every woman needs to take...
    Angelkins Angelkins 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 6

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    The effing breast cancer is back. This time it is in my Bones. My hip bones and pelvic bone ache constantly. Wtf is there something like cancer? And how many friends of mine will...
    odditblue odditblue 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 20

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    Well we recently found out that my father inlaw has cancer. He underwent a operation Saturday to remove the cancer and doctor has found that it has spread, so now he as to start...
    Ashy0328 Ashy0328 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    My two uncles had cancer, one of them died last year of brain cancer, and the other has chronic leukemia.
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer one month ago. The mass on my ovary was discovered through cat scan in the ER because I had symptoms of appendicitis. on Labor Day weekend I had...
    Lmm14 Lmm14 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    i was 15 when i met my boyfriend, we had lot of fun together he knew how to make me laugh and he always supported me in everything ..he never told me he had a cancer...and he never...
    brisingrrr brisingrrr 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    About 15 years now. I guess the one good thing, if there is a good thing about having cancer, I was diagnosed and treated while on my internship at Hopkins. My thoughts and...
    golfandrun golfandrun 41-45, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I lost my mom to cancer when I was 20. She was only 46. I am an only child so it was extra hard to face the battle with no siblings to relate to and share the struggles with. I...
    HazelleS HazelleS 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    In my school... Chubby people pick on the skinny people. Yeah, they're just skinny----es! Everyone in my school says... "It's ok to be fat, what's not ok is to be skinny... skinny...
    ihatemylife236 ihatemylife236 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    When I used to go to summer camp, I came home with that warm, sun baked deep brown color and I loved it, especially on my arms. I felt like a beautiful, brown, bronze goddess.I'm...
    CheyenneScott CheyenneScott 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Wow...Just a bleep of a journey. Here's my story. I was working at a doctor's office in an eyeglass store. January 2013 came around. I started noticing increasing pain in my lower...
    Slayme Slayme 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    Watching my mom happy know she will be sad and full of pain. Sucks. Cervical cancer is really bad. I wish everyone would get checked. Every day I cry. Don't want her gone. I am...
    hopeforjanice hopeforjanice 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    I'm only 12. When I was 8, I was diagnosed with ganglioneuroma/neuro blastoma (no idea of I spelled that right) my chest was 7cm wide at the time and the tumor was 8. It grew of my...
    LovableJillian LovableJillian 13-15, F Sep 23

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    I was only 8 when I was diagnosed with ganglioneuroma (misspelled) and neuro blastoma. I was admitted to he hospital 3 weeks later and went though a 7 hour operation to remove the...
    LovableJillian LovableJillian 13-15, F Sep 23

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    I'm a typical cancer woman. I'm loyal to a fault, I'm extremely sensitive where my emotions are concerned, I'm very observant & like reading people, I love to be nurtured, I'm a...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F Sep 24

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    my best friend is currently battling cancer and I'm the only one that knows.... it's stage 3 and developing on top of that my other best friend has an inoperable brain tumor that...
    xoxogossipgirl7 xoxogossipgirl7 13-15, F Sep 24

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    I have two family members dying of cancer and will be luck to still be alive by Christmas
    maridoneka maridoneka 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    I was checking myself out down there like I do monthly, just to see if everything's normal and good, and I noticed a little lump by my ..anal passage ahha. And I looked it up and...
    anonymousspleasehelpme anonymousspleasehelpme 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    I have a lump on my left side below my ribs and it's grown since it appeared. Meh. It is 3cm at least now, whereas when I first spotted it it was 2cm, maybe 1.5cm. I am headed to...
    OceanButterfly OceanButterfly 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 28

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    Too many people are dying from cancer.
    areyoujoking202 areyoujoking202 13-15, F Sep 29

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    I was diagnosed with AML when I was 17 which is a form of leukemia. I am almost 3 years cancer free.
    joshuaw94 joshuaw94 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 4

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    So... Hi. This is my story. For the past three years, the man who was my fiancée and whom I have found to be my soulmate (do not be mean just because we might have been young...
    veryoldtree veryoldtree 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    My best friend has cancer and it SUCKS! I do not want him to be sick or hurt. He just got married and has a baby on the way and this should be the best time of his life. He...
    nikolasmom nikolasmom 36-40 Oct 7

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    It's still recent and it hurts. He left a daughter which resembles his face when he was a child. I am helping my parents process what happened and getting them to join a yoga group...
    Close2You Close2You 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 9

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    Let me first start by saying that I never will regret doing what I need to do to care for the people I love with all of my heart and soul. I know what I am doing and it breaks me...
    ilmj123 ilmj123 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    I am so glad my doctor was keeping up with my health issues. I had my cancer removed 1 year ago and it hasn't come back. It was found during a chloresterol check by accident.
    jayjay18 jayjay18 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 11

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    But thing who really love cancer? I mean there someone out there hoping to get it?
    Aphrodite96 Aphrodite96 18-21, F a week ago

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    When i was just over 20months old i was diagnosed with a blood cell cancer called leukemia. I nearly died but recovered
    Sourr Sourr 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I know it sounds terrible and I sound like a monster saying this. I'm sure 99% of you guys would think so. But please help me understand why I shouldn't (or should) feel this way...
    WhoAml WhoAml 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    My younger brother died a month ago from blood cancer. He was 18 years old. I can't stop thinking that it should be ME, not him. He was such an amazing guy, he could have achieved...
    cyanesque cyanesque 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Like this if you are crying or feel sorry to people who have been effective by cancer
    19Mark19 19Mark19 26-30, T 3 days ago

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    I have bone cancer. And it's hard to deal with. It's in my knee.. And I can't walk anymore. I just want it to be over
    dimpledfreak dimpledfreak 13-15, F 4 Responses