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I Had Cancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 29 People

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    I was diagnosed with a soft tissue sarcoma when i was 16. it was sitting on my spleen just under my lef rib cage. i went for my first operation 3 days after my 16th birthday and a post op scan revealed that there was still cancer in the are. so a couple of days after the first i...
    houzie houzie 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 23, 2009

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    Would You Like Your Cancer?

    My name is Megan and I am currently 24 years old, turning 25 on September 1st. When I was 17, shortly after my high school graduation I was diagnosed with cancer. I recently wrote & published a book about my entire cancer battle from beginning to end. It's aptly titled 'Would You...
    meganoates meganoates 22-25, F Aug 23, 2012

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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 cancer-the tumor weighed 7 lbs for crying out loud), I drove to my brother's to see my mom. As soon as I got there, we piled in the car to go...
    stonesandsage stonesandsage 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I was diagnosed with APL,

    acute prylocitic leukemia when I was 16. It was a rare childhood disease. I was bruising easily and was out if breath quite frequently. My mom took me to the hospital to draw some blood, there I found out my platelets were very down. I was admitted that very next day. I was...
    PrincessAbigail89 PrincessAbigail89 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    One of My Happiest Moments

    While going through testicular cancer I often thought of how long I had to wait....before seeing if all of the plumbing worked.  For some reason this is what I thought about in the hospital.... I probably should have been more worried that they wouldn't...
    newyork123 newyork123 26-30, M 8 Responses Dec 12, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    I personally did not have cancer but my sister did and as of 08-07 2014 I donated my stem-cells so she could live
    dantodawn dantodawn 51-55, T Aug 8

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    My girlfriend sadly was raped when she was a young girl which sadly went to cancer I fell in love for her she had cancer for 2 months and I stayed with her in the hospital as much...
    hi163 hi163 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 4

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    My Friends - I've lost several good friends over the last two years, all within the space of about five months. I lost five good friends in those five months. It really hurt. Four...
    BroadwayDreamer16 BroadwayDreamer16 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    So this was wen I was 4 years old it was actually scary because I had cancer and I really thought I wasn't goin to make it but I did an I am really happy that I did.
    ToxicWolf ToxicWolf 16-17, M Aug 24

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    "She's going to die" my grandma is going to die,from cancer.the person I care most about after my parents. I will miss her sweet smile her laugh her baking.but I'm used to the pain...
    reg212 reg212 13-15, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Its been almost a year since i lost my mum to cancer and i miss her so much. I was only a few years old when my mum was first diagnosed with primary cervical cancer and as i was...
    smem smem 13-15, F Aug 15

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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 4 days ago

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    I really don't care who reads this, I'm not looking for sympathy of any kind. I just need to tell someone... And maybe some one will take the time to read this. It's not that I don...
    TypoKytty TypoKytty 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    If you read my list of 100 things about me, you saw I mentioned a person that is the second most important person in my life's development. When I was 10, I befriended a person in...
    AtheistsForJesus AtheistsForJesus 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    You know, I pray every day that my moms cancer isn't too bad, but yet, I look on the negative side every day, I wait patiently for more bad news. However, no one ever understands...
    KJGaskins KJGaskins 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    I have been researching about skin cancer and the signs, and I think I might have it... I would get checked, but we don't have insurance or money. I have two slightly raised moles...
    Impuritiii Impuritiii 13-15, F Aug 24

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    I'm not aloud to say I know a cure, the FDA and Feds don't allow anyone to say hey this cures cancer. So I am going to tell you what it is, and how I know. First of all here is...
    NewWaveBallet NewWaveBallet 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    A friend had breast cancer in 2000 then had reconstruction to a d cup she was a d before that and was contemplating going to an E cup
    Iam50 Iam50 46-50, F Aug 7

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    When I was 8 my grandfather died of pancreatic cancer. It's been 5 years and I still miss him everyday. When I was little he used to watch me all the time while my grandma was at...
    Swagaliciousk Swagaliciousk 13-15, F Aug 7

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    She died because of cancer. I don't know what kind of cancer it is. She died last January 25, 2014 and today (August 4, 2014) is her 24th birthday... I really missed her. :( She's...
    smjuap21 smjuap21 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 3

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    I recently came down with cancer....brain cancer to be exact and soon I will be starting chemo therapy I'm a bit scared though like what happens during it do u go into a machine...
    baconismycat baconismycat 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 4

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    A childhood friend of mine who is currently living in Japan has been successfully battling cancer for about two years now, but she sent me a message today that the cancer has...
    MrsApple MrsApple 26-30, F Aug 9

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    What if someone that has cancer gets pregnant and stays in a comma the hole time at the hospital to be monitored and has the baby and the baby is immune to cancer and it's the...
    luzlovenpeace luzlovenpeace 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    *sigh* She's 42. She had a hysterectomy in her early 20's. Who thinks cervical cancer is going to happen after a hysterectomy? Nobody. IT does. She has two full grown boy men...
    Thekidsmom Thekidsmom 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I just realized I have full body squemous cell cancer that is eating me alive. I had a swollen throat about 7 years ago, but I thought it was an allergic reaction. Now I am just...
    Yerbamate Yerbamate 26-30, M Aug 14

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    My wife of 29 years died on the 4th of August and was cremated yesterday 15th of August. She had terminal pancreatic cancer Is there anyone who's been through the same...
    Rogerrowley1947 Rogerrowley1947 66-70, M 3 Responses Aug 16

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    I went for a check at my doctors.after he and done my checks he said that i had breast cancer when i was told i cried my dad was there and he hugged me and went home and went...
    janet56 janet56 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 24

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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 2 Responses Aug 24

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    My wife of 28 years is in hospital and she has terminal cancer and has maybe 4 weeks to go
    Rogerrowley1947 Rogerrowley1947 66-70, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    I just got back from thee doctors and I am packing and going to head to the hospital now, I went in because of head aches that got worse and worse along with my health, I have...
    laurendq25 laurendq25 22-25, F 17 Responses Aug 4

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    My Zodiac sign is Cancer I'm 24 Male from Toronto, Canada.
    cancerian24 cancerian24 22-25, M Aug 4

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    My mother has been diagnosed with two types of cancer within the last 4 weeks. Renal Cell Carlsonoma stage 2 or 3, and (ALL) B lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma on her bones. I'm...
    KJGaskins KJGaskins 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    My wife of 28 years died as a result of pancreatic cancer on Monday morning 4-8-14
    Rogerrowley1947 Rogerrowley1947 66-70, M 2 Responses Aug 8

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    Mummy. Withering away. There is less of her every time I see her. Both physically and in personality. Apparently they have tried everything, but each time the cancer spread...
    Heellover Heellover 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 11

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    I lost my best friend, and grandmother, to cancer 4 years ago on christmas eve.She was always happy and smiling, and laughing.,You could not leave her house without first having a...
    Anth9012 Anth9012 22-25, M Aug 11

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    Hello everyone, my dad passed away with stage 4 pancreatic cancer just over 2 months ago, it still hasn't properly hit me just kinda comes over me in waves, but I think that...
    cloelouise cloelouise 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    My wife of 29 years past away 8 days ago from pancreatic cancer after a battle for over a year The photo is the time and day of our 29th wedding anniversary
    Rogerrowley1947 Rogerrowley1947 66-70, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    When I was 7 years old, my Dad died of cancer. The year after, I became more and more antisocial and quiet, thinking that "I wouldn't be like this if Daddy was still alive". I...
    cassandrasavel cassandrasavel 13-15, F Aug 12

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    Empty....hollow chested....light and floating....in my thoughts you are heavy, lead, and impossible to carry...Ashes in a grey plastic box, you can't possibly be inside....unable...
    NixGnome NixGnome 22-25, F Aug 14

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    I went to the doctor to get my blood tested, and they found cancer cells in my blood. I am currently taking the chemo pill as of yesterday.
    ItsJamie ItsJamie 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I lost my beautiful mother to breast cancer 5 years ago, and I wish I could have her back today. She was a talented musician, athlete, and schoolteacher who I am inspired by every...
    Jaftur Jaftur 13-15, F Aug 18

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    I would normally NEVER ask anyone for any sort of money, it goes against everything I believe, but I'm desperate now. I've been with my boyfriend over a year and a half and he's...
    bufy99 bufy99 22-25, F Aug 23

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    I went in to get a mass taken from my throat and found out I have cancer it's just happened a couple days ago so I'm still adjusting to the fact.
    REBELYELL67 REBELYELL67 46-50, M 4 Responses Aug 23

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    I'm seriously thinking of not taking any treatment and just letting the cancer finish me off. I have nothing to live for, no kids or spouse.
    REBELYELL67 REBELYELL67 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 24

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    I lost my best friend of 18 years, After a long and devastating battle with bone cancer. If you look at my age you will realise that's pretty much as far back as I can remember. It...
    HarrietsRevenge HarrietsRevenge 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I lost my dad to cancer. He smoked a lot and was just 52. I guess I am over it mostly. Just some days I get a lil sad thinking about it. What could have been.
    cottonbreeze cottonbreeze 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    Cancer sucks. I'm sick of feeling sick. I want to feel like me again.
    odditblue odditblue 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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