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I Had Cancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 33 People

    When i was just over 20months old i was

    diagnosed with a blood cell cancer called leukemia. I nearly died but recovered
    Sourr Sourr 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2014

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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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    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 7 Responses Dec 12, 2008

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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 tumor from my spinal cord and lung. Once it was removed, they discovered some malignant cells had travelled all the way to the surface of...
    LovableJillian LovableJillian 13-15, F Sep 23, 2014

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    Enlightening

    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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    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, 2014

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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 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 6, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    Right now my mam is fighting cancer, this will be the 3rd time shes had cancer... 3rd time she will beat it:) I am so proud of her my heart could burst.... not once have I heard...
    IrishLass89 IrishLass89 26-30, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I had my first mammogram this week, which may seem unusual because I am a male. It was a check just because the women in my lineage have had cancer and I have been tender there...
    golfer10 golfer10 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    “A flip of the coin” is the phrase that ran through my head as I sat in the doctor’s office on Friday. As a kid, there was that one guy in my class who could flip a quarter...
    katzlaw katzlaw 36-40, F 4 Responses May 9

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    In May 2013 it was discovered that my mom had stage 4 ovarian cancer. Hearing this news devastated everyone. It killed me because I was thousands of mile away from them.She was...
    Dandelionsblowinginthewind Dandelionsblowinginthewind 41-45, F May 4

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    When I was a year old, I was diagnosed with acute leukaemia. When I was 2, they cleared me and I finally got to be a normal kid. I don't really remember tho. But when I was 4, I...
    ZacS11 ZacS11 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Last Thursday, at where I volunteer there's a lad who's dad had lung cancer for a year and he got a phone call saying he had to go home as his dad wasn't well. I went in yesterday...
    LFCno1 LFCno1 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Last Tuesday (5 May 2015) I lost another Aunt to cancer. She is the 5th person to die of cancer in my family during my lifetime. Cancer sucks. That's all my family has died from...
    CodeyL CodeyL 18-21, M 3 Responses May 10

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    I got a call late last night from my little bro.He told Me that they had found a brain tumor on My Mother.It was late at night so I waited until today to call Her.Seems they found...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 11 Responses May 6

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    I am a 70 year old Aussie male who underwent surgery for bladder cancer in March 2014. I had my bladder, prostate and pelvic lymph nodes removed, and I now wear a bag. Pathology of...
    petediscreet petediscreet 66-70, M 6 days ago

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    The battle with cancer takes more of you than you will every know.I am a survivor of Hodgkin lymphoma iam happy to say i won the war but in the long run the treatments did a whole...
    Jazonx Jazonx 36-40 2 Responses Apr 24

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    So...today i'm going to get result of cervical cancer again in two hours. To all of the people who fights with cervical cancer and cancer...I wish things is going well..and wish...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 26

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    This post is coming something that I wish I didn't have more than one experience in. When I was a kid I lost my father to cancer after about 15 months from his diagnosis. After...
    Imnotreelyhere Imnotreelyhere 31-35, M Apr 29

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    Tocotrienols are among the strongest combatants against cancer. Tocotrienols are the second form of Vitamin E (the first being Tocopherols). They are claimed by research studies to...
    ResidentGoddessAstraea ResidentGoddessAstraea 18-21 2 Responses May 2

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    I lost my mum to lung cancer the very same day that my first child was born. After throwing myself wholly into being a mother and wife, I have never grieved for her. My son was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 4

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    I believe that those of us who have lost someone to cancer should stick together. We understand each other. We share the pain, anger, sadness, disbelief. I believe that we can help...
    unpredictableprediction unpredictableprediction 22-25, F 1 Response May 11

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    My mother died of Cancer almost three weeks ago. She beat breast cancer twice and got colon cancer and died within eight months. Even though she been sick I still never fully...
    Jamieb516 Jamieb516 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    My mother was the one person in my life that i could call any hour of the day or night and she would just listen. It didn't have to make sense and there was always just the right...
    griff11b griff11b 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 23

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    My friends mom, and my good friend, just recently passed away of brain cancer. I still can't believe that she's gone. I pass her contact in my phone, and my stomach drops that I...
    imsoclassic imsoclassic 16-17, F Apr 28

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    I am looking for the lady that wrote in and said her husband had got cancer after a liver transplant and I would like to be able to talk with her because I have a similar situation...
    ha1868 ha1868 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    I'm two time breast cancer survivor (06 & 2013). I'm on every 6 month follow up scans and labs, had my most recent last month and everything is good. Having my follow ups always...
    jgeorge68 jgeorge68 46-50, F 4 Responses May 5

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    He was only 7. I was his 11 year old neighbor. He had neuroblastoma and was in a coma for a long time. I remember two hours before he was taken off of life support I went across...
    kbmusical kbmusical 18-21, F May 13

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    I lost my mom to cancer when I was 10--36 years ago. Mother's Day is the pits even with 2 kids of my own. I try to focus on them that day & I am grateful & lucky to be their mom...
    rrthompson rrthompson 46-50, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I have lost a very close friend to cancer now I find out that I'm going to lose another close friend to cancer.
    roykb67 roykb67 66-70, M 1 Response Apr 23

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    Sunday 3rd May 2015 at 9:20 pm I lost my uncle, he fought a battle with lung cancer and cancer won...
    ReeceDF98 ReeceDF98 16-17, M 1 Response May 10

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    I'm a cancer, my girlfriend is Gemini cancer, is that a good combination, I'm getting worried that I might not be doing my best job as a boyfriend and i have trust issues, I wanna...
    Kerrycrowchild Kerrycrowchild 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    I am three months out of treatment for ovarian cancer. Everything is going well, but genetic testing shows that I have Lynch Syndrome, which is a genetic mutation that makes me a...
    makeitnew makeitnew 41-45, F 21 hrs ago

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    First warning. Between 1959 and 1967, I attended a boys-only state grammar school, at which corporal punishment was commonplace. This usually involved the miscreant being called to...
    gunner64 gunner64 66-70, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    she was my every thing and lost every thing with her.. my mom passed away six months ago to stomach cancer we've been through hell since she was dignosed i didnt imagine some thing...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 25

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    Cancer got me so weak.. I don't walk anymore, I use a wheelchair. And my hair is falling down. I think I'm dying soon ...
    imjustmex33 imjustmex33 16-17, F 9 Responses Apr 25

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    In july 23 2011 my father was diagnosed with lung and liver cancer. He was smoker. He was always in and out of that hospital. that year. The last day that we went out it was the...
    copenhagenkyle copenhagenkyle 18-21, M Apr 25

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    I don't have cancer but i want to read your stories and realize how fragile life is and that each day is important because i have been unmotivated for a long time.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 28

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    My aunt just lost her husband to cancer. It all came on so suddenly. I can't even tell you how sick I am of this disease!
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 29

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    I was born in the early part of July 1982 and I fall into the cancer horoscope. I am very much like my horoscope. Most of my experiences are good and a few others are not so good...
    femaleinbackyard femaleinbackyard 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 30

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    I learn this summer (2014) that my dad has cancer we were suppose to move to Toronto but with my dad sick with stayed in France in a very small town, I never talked to anyone about...
    valentineadc valentineadc 16-17, F May 3

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    June 24,anybody else? #cancer
    livelaughlovechild livelaughlovechild 16-17, F 5 Responses May 3

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